Germany coach says France result unimportant


BREMEN, Germany (AP) -- With the Bundesliga and the Champions League entering decisive weeks, club coaches see the game as unnecessary, players are eager to avoid serious injuries and even Germany coach Joachim Loew says the result of the friendly against France is unimportant.

With the exception of reputations, not much will be at stake on Wednesday in Bremen when the two European heavyweights square off.

Germany is coming off impressive wins over the Netherlands and Brazil and will be eager to maintain it's good run despite Loew's public attempt to downgrade the outcome.