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Germany national football team

The Germany national football team has represented Germany in men's international football since 1908. The team is governed by the German Football Association, founded in 1900. Since the DFB was reinaugurated in 1949 the team has represented the Federal Republic of Germany. Under Allied occupation and division, two other separate national teams were recognised by FIFA: the Saarland team representing the Saarland and the East German team representing the German Democratic Republic. Both have been absorbed along with their records by the current national team; the official name and code "Germany FR" was shortened to "Germany" following the reunification in 1990. Germany is one of the most successful national teams in international competitions, having won four World Cups, three European Championships, one Confederations Cup, they have been runners-up three times in the European Championships, four times in the World Cup, a further four third-place finishes at World Cups. East Germany won Olympic Gold in 1976.

Germany is the only nation to have won both the FIFA Women's World Cup. At the end of the 2014 World Cup, Germany earned the highest Elo rating of any national football team in history, with a record 2,205 points. Germany is the only European nation that has won a FIFA World Cup in the Americas; the manager of the national team is Joachim Löw. Between 1899 and 1901, prior to the formation of a national team, there were five unofficial international matches between German and English selection teams, which all ended as large defeats for the German teams. Eight years after the establishment of the German Football Association, the first official match of the Germany national football team was played on 5 April 1908, against Switzerland in Basel, with the Swiss winning 5–3. Gottfried Fuchs scored a world record 10 goals for Germany in a 16–0 win against Russia at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm on 1 July, becoming the top scorer of the tournament, he was Jewish, the German Football Association erased all references to him from their records between 1933 and 1945.

As of 2016, he was still the top German scorer for one match. The first match after World War I in 1920, the first match after World War II in 1950 when Germany was still banned from most international competitions, the first match in 1990 with former East German players were all against Switzerland as well. Germany's first championship title was won in Switzerland in 1954. At that time the players were selected by the DFB; the first manager of the Germany national team was Otto Nerz, a school teacher from Mannheim, who served in the role from 1926 to 1936. The German FA could not afford travel to Uruguay for the first World Cup staged in 1930 during the Great Depression, but finished third in the 1934 World Cup in their first appearance in the competition. After a poor showing at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Sepp Herberger became coach. In 1937 he put together a squad, soon nicknamed the Breslau Elf in recognition of their 8–0 win over Denmark in the German city of Breslau, Lower Silesia.

After Austria became part of Germany in the Anschluss of March 1938, that country's national team – one of Europe's best sides at the time due to professionalism – was disbanded despite having qualified for the 1938 World Cup. Nazi politicians ordered five or six ex-Austrian players, from the clubs Rapid Vienna, Austria Vienna, First Vienna FC, to join the all-German team on short notice in a staged show of unity for political reasons. In the 1938 World Cup that began on 4 June, this "united" German team managed only a 1–1 draw against Switzerland and lost the replay 2–4 in front of a hostile crowd in Paris, France; that early exit stands as Germany's worst World Cup result, one of just two occasions the team failed to progress the group stage. During World War II, the team played over 30 international games between September 1939 and November 1942. National team games were suspended, as most players had to join the armed forces. Many of the national team players were gathered together under coach Herberger as Rote Jäger through the efforts of a sympathetic air force officer trying to protect the footballers from the most dangerous wartime service.

After World War II, Germany was banned from competition in most sports until 1950. The DFB was not a full member of FIFA, none of the three new German states – West Germany, East Germany, Saarland – entered the 1950 World Cup qualifiers; the Federal Republic of Germany, referred to as West Germany, continued the DFB. With recognition by FIFA and UEFA, the DFB continued the record of the pre-war team. Switzerland was once again the first team that played West Germany in 1950. West Germany qualified for the 1954 World Cup; the Saarland, under French control between 1947 and 1956, did not join French organisations, was barred from participating in pan-German ones. It sent their own team to the 1954 World Cup qualifiers. In 1957, Saarland acceded to the Federal Republic of Germany. In 1949, the communist German Democratic Republic was founded. In 1952 the Deutscher Fußball-Verband der DDR was established and the East Germany national football team took to the field, they were the only team to beat the 1974 FIFA World Cup winning West Germans in the only meeting of the two s

Wading River, New York

Wading River is a hamlet and census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York, United States, on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 7,719, it is adjacent to Shoreham and shares a school district. Most of Wading River lies within the Town of Riverhead, but a small portion is in the Town of Brookhaven; the name of the hamlet comes from the original Algonquian name for the area, meaning "the place where we wade for thick, round-shelled clams". "Wading in the River" or Wading River was adopted by the first English colonists. The earliest English records show a settlement known as Wading River was founded by eight colonial families. "The spot for the village was chosen with care. There was a stream adequate for water power and abounding in seafood...good water for drinking...soil rich enough to grow essential crops, woodland for fuel, building material and food, topography to offer protection from the elements, meadowland for its grass." Between 1895 and 1938, the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road extended to Wading River.

It was once planned to continue eastward to rejoin the Main Line at Calverton. From 1905 to 1928, Wading River was the site of an LIRR demonstration farm. Another was east of Medford Station on the Main Line; the Wading River station closed in 1938. During World War II the Benson House was used by the FBI as the site of a secret counterintelligence operation to feed the Nazis deceptive information; the hamlet of Wading River had a year-round population of less than 500. But during the summer months, hundreds of visitors filled the town to use Wildwood State Park, the cottages on the cliffs and dunes and, of course, the beaches, it was in Wading River that Walter Lippmann wrote his books "Public Opinion" and "The Phantom Public" in the Summers of 1921 and 1923 This year was a landmark year of change for the sleepy little hamlet. Wading River is located at 40°57′9″N 72°49′48″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.8 square miles, of which 0.04 square miles, or 0.40%, is water.

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,668 people, 2,370 households, 1,813 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 680.5 per square mile. There were 2,713 housing units at an average density of 276.9/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.10% White, 1.96% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.69% of the population. There were 2,370 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.5% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.16. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $63,938, the median income for a family was $73,059. Males had a median income of $58,214 versus $34,594 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $26,322. About 2.0% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over

Gipsy Love (operetta)

Gipsy Love is an operetta in three acts by Franz Lehár with a libretto by Alfred Willner and Robert Bodanzky, provided with English translations and revisions by several hands. The story centres on the daughter of a Romanian landowner, engaged to a man of her own class but is attracted to a gipsy violinist at her engagement party; the brooding, romantic story featured dance music. The original production, had its premiere at the Carltheater, Vienna, on 8 January 1910. A French version, Amour Tzigane, toured France with great success in 1911, the piece continues to be played in Eastern Europe; the first English-language production of Gipsy Love opened at the Globe Theatre on Broadway, on 17 October 1911, with a libretto and lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Robert B. Smith, starring Marguerite Sylva. A new translation and revision by Basil Hood and Adrian Ross opened at Daly's Theatre, London, on 1 June 1912. For the London production, George Edwardes had Hood write into the new libretto the comic part of Lady Babby for Gertie Millar.

He imported Hungarian operetta star Sári Petráss for the romantic role of Ilona, with W. H. Berry as Dragotin, her father, featured Robert Michaelis and Daisy Burrell; the piece was a flop in New York, but a success in London, running for 299 performances and touring Great Britain in 1913. Traubner, Operetta: a theatrical history ISBN 1135887837 Rodway, Phyllis Philip and Lois Rodway Slingsby. Philip Rodway and a Tale of Two Theatres, Birmingham: Cornish Brothers ASIN: B0006AMU3O Gipsy Love at guidetomusicaltheatre.com