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World Cup 2014 Germany National Team

  • FIFA country code: GER
  • FIFA member since: 1904
  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Confederation member since: 1954
  • Association: Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB)
  • In English: German Football Association
  • Association founded: 1900
  • Most caps: Lothar Matthäus (150)
  • Top scorer: Gerd Müller, Miroslav Klose (+68 and still counting)
  • 1st World Cup win: 5-2 Belgium in Italy ’34
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Stanislaus Kobierski (1934)
  • World Cup top scorer: Gerd Müller, Miroslav Klose (14)
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World Cup 2014 Germany National Team

World Cup 2014 Germany Schedule Group G

MatchDateTimeCityCountryResultsCountry
1316/0613:00SalvadorWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Germany teamGermany4-0PortugalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal team
1416/0619:00NatalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana teamGhana1-2USAWorld Cup Brazil 2014 USA team
2921/0616:00FortalezaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Germany teamGermany2-2GhanaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana team
3022/0618:00ManausWorld Cup Brazil 2014 USA teamUSA2-2PortugalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal team
4526/0613:00RecifeWorld Cup Brazil 2014 USA teamUSA0-1GermanyWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Germany team
4626/0613:00BrasiliaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal teamPortugal2-1GhanaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana team

Germany is the 13th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 11th of October 2013. The decisive match was against Republic of Ireland which ended in a 3-0 win. Sami Khedira, André Schürrle and Mesut Özil scored for Germany. The World Cup 2014 Germany national team had an easy task qualifying directly for the 2014 World Cup. They are the only country in group C to have lost 0 matches whereas other countries have lost at least 2 matches. With 28 points they are the deserved number 1 team in group C.

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Germany teamGermany3210727
World Cup Brazil 2014 USA teamUSA3111444
World Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal teamPortugal3111474
World Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana teamGhana3012461

World Cup 2014 Germany Players

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The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Germany national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Manuel Neuer
Ron-Robert Zieler
Roman Weidenfeller
Philipp Lahm
Per Mertesacker
Jérôme Boateng
Mats Hummels
Benedikt Höwedes
Kevin Großkreutz
Shkodran Mustafi
Erik Durm
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Lukas Podolski
Mesut Özil
Sami Khedira
Christoph Kramer
Toni Kroos
Mario Götze
Matthias Ginter
Julian Draxler
André Schürrle
Thomas Müller
Miroslav Klose
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Head Coach: Joachim Löw (German)
Captain: Philipp Lahm

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Germany World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 17

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
1934Semi-Finals34301118
1938First Round10201135
1954Champions165012514
1958Semi-Finals462221214
1962Quarter-Finals7421142
1966Final26411156
1970Semi-Finals365011710
1974Champions17601134
1978Second Round66141105
1982Final273221210
1986Final2732287
1990Champions17520155
1994Quarter-Finals5531197
1998Quarter-Finals7531186
2002Final27511143
2006Semi-Finals37511146
2010Semi-Finals37502165
Best/TotalChampions199601920206117

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

1990 – Final: Although Germany won 3 World Cup Finals, the 1990 World Cup is the only World Cup where Germany lost 0 matches.

Worst Performance

1938 – First round: This is the first and only World Cup so far where Germany was eliminated in the first round.

Did You Know Germany:

  • Has the following nickname: Die Mannschaft (The Team)
  • Is rivals with England, Italy and the Netherlands
  • Is the 3rd country to win a World Cup
  • Is the 3rd most successful country in World Cup history with 3 World Cup wins (1954, 1974, 1990)
  • Has participated in the most World Cups together with Italy (17 out of 19) after Brazil (19 out of 19)
  • Is the 3rd country to have won a World Cup 3 times after Brazil and Italy
  • Has the record of having lost a World Cup Final 4 times
  • Is the only country together with Brazil which has played 3 World Cup Finals in a row (1982, 1986, 1990)
  • Has the most third place finishes in World Cup history so far: 4 times (1934,1970,2006,2010)
  • Has won every World Cup penalty shootout (1982, 1986, 1990, 2006)
  • Is the only country so far in World Cup history to have won 4 penalty shootouts
  • Conceded the most goals in World Cup history: 117
  • Didn’t reach the 2nd round only once which was in the 1938 World Cup
  • Team of the 1938 World Cup consisted aside from German players also Austrian players due to the Anschluss  (Austria uniting with Germany as 1 country)
  • Was banned from the 1950 World Cup after World War II ended
  • Won the infamous 1954 World Cup Final against Hungary which is called Das Wunder von Bern (Miracle of Bern)
  • Won the 1954 World Cup Final against Hungary while having lost the group match against Hungary with 3-8 (hence the name ‘Miracle of Bern’)
  • Is the only country to have won a World Cup without having played against a non-European opponent
  • Was the first country to have lost a match before winning a World Cup Final
  • Scored the most goals in a World Cup (1954) of all World Cup champions: 25 goals
  • Forward Fritz Walter who played in the 1958 World Cup, played with his brother Ottmar Walter in the successful 1954 World Cup
  • Striker Uwe Seeler and Brazilian Pelé are the only players to have scored in 4 World Cups, coincidentally both in 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970
  • Played as West Germany and East Germany from 1952 till 1990
  • Played against Italy in 1962 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Played against England in 1966 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Lost the infamous 1966 World Cup Final match against England where English player Geoff Hurst scored a highly controversial goal, till this day people still discuss whether it crossed the goal line or not
  • Trainer Helmut Schön coached Germany in a World Cup record 25 matches with 16 wins from 1966 till the 1978 World Cup
  • Lost an infamous 1970 World Cup Semi-Final match against Italy which is called ‘Game of the Century’ since 5 goals were scored in extra time
  • Player Franz Beckenbauer continued to play the 1970 World Cup Quarter-Final match against Italy with a dislocated shoulder since the 2 substitutions were already used up
  • Striker Gerd Müller scored 2 World Cup hat-tricks, both in the 1970 World Cup
  • When separated, only encountered each other once in World Cup history: West Germany and Easy Germany played against each other in the 1974 World Cup group match
  • Ironically lost only 1 match before winning the 1974 World Cup Final: the group match against East Germany (1-0)
  • Played against the Netherlands in 1974 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Player Gerd Müller was the all-time World Cup top scorer with 14 goals since 1974 until the 2006 World Cup, when Ronaldo took over that record with 15 goals
  • Forward Uli Hoeneß played in the 1974 World Cup and his brother Dieter Hoeneß in the 1986 World Cup
  • Took the first penalty shootout in World Cup history in the 1982 Semi-Final match against France and won with 5-4
  • Midfielder Uli Stielike missed the first penalty of the first penalty shootout in World cup history (1982 against France)
  • Striker Thomas Allofs played in the 1982 World Cup and his brother Klaus Allofs played in the 1986 World Cup
  • Centre back Karl-Heinz Förster who played in the 1986 World Cup, played with his brother Bernd Förster  in the 1982 World Cup
  • Player/trainer Franz Beckenbauer is the 2nd person (after Brazilian Mário Zagallo) to have won the World Cup Final as a player (1974) and as a coach (1990)
  • Player/trainer Franz Beckenbauer is the first and only person so far to have won the World Cup Final as captain (1974) and as a coach (1990)
  • Player Paul Breitner scored a goal in 2 World Cup Finals (1974, 1982)
  • Goalkeeper Bodo Illgner is the first keeper to keep a clean sheet in a World Cup Final (no goals entered his goal in the 1990 World Cup Final)
  • Played as Germany for the first time in the 1994 World Cup since the 1938 World Cup
  • Midfielder Stefan Effenberg was sent home early by coach Berti Vogts during the 1994 World Cup, since he gave the finger to a fan during the group match against South Korea

  • Midfielder Lothar Matthäus played the most World Cups together with Mexican Antonio Carbajal: 5 in total (1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
  • Midfielder Lothar Matthäus played the most World Cup matches in World Cup history: 25 in total
  • Encountered Brazil for the first time in World Cup history in the 2002 World Cup Final
  • Goalkeeper Oliver Kahn is the only keeper in World Cup history to have won the Golden Ball (2002)
  • Encountered Serbia (named Yugoslavia before 2003) a record amount of 7 times in a World Cup: (1954,1958,1962,1974,1990,1998,2010), the same amount as Sweden – Brazil World Cup encounters
  • Defender Jérôme Boateng has a sibling Kevin-Prince Boateng who plays for the Ghanaian team
  • Striker Miroslav Klose who is going to participate in the 2014 World Cup, scored 14 World Cup goals in total with a high chance of beating Ronaldo’s record of 15 World Cup goals
  • Will be the first country to play their 100th World Cup match when playing the 2014 World Cup group match against Portugal
  • Midfielder Sami Khedira who torn a ligament in his right knee in November 2013, has to undergo surgery. For 6 months he will be unable to play, which means he might miss the 2014 World Cup
  • Is a seed country in the 2014 World Cup, meaning Germany has been kept apart from other seed (top) countries which are placed in different groups
  • Will setup their own tailor-made training base for the 2014 World Cup in Santa Cruz Cabrália, Bahia and will be named Campo Bahia

World Cup Awards

WhenWhatWho
1954Bronze BallFritz Walter
1954Silver Boot (6 goals)Max Morlock
1954Bronze Boot (4 goals)Helmut Rahn
Hans Schäfer
Ottmar Walter
1954All-Star TeamFritz Walter
Helmut Rahn
1958Silver Boot (6 goals)Helmut Rahn
1962Bronze Boot (2 goals)Uwe Seeler
1962All-Star TeamKarl-Heinz Schnellinger
1966Silver Boot (6 goals)Helmut Haller
1966Bronze Boot (4 goals)Franz Beckenbauer
1966Best Young Player AwardFranz Beckenbauer (age 20)
1966All-Star TeamFranz Beckenbauer
Uwe Seeler
1970Bronze BallGerd Müller
1970Golden Boot (10 goals)Gerd Müller
1970All-Star TeamFranz Beckenbauer
Gerd Müller
1974Silver BallFranz Beckenbauer
1974Bronze Boot (4 goals)Gerd Müller
1974FIFA Fair Play TrophyWest Germany
1974All-Star TeamSepp Maier
Berti Vogts
Franz Beckenbauer
Paul Breitner
Wolfgang Overath
1978All-Star TeamBerti Vogts
1982Bronze BallKarl-Heinz Rummenigge
1982Silver Boot (5 goals)Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
1982All-Star TeamKarl-Heinz Rummenigge
1986Silver BallHarald Schumacher
1990Silver BallLothar Matthäus
1990Bronze Boot (4 goals)Lothar Matthäus
1990All-Star TeamAndreas Brehme
Lothar Matthäus
Jürgen Klinsmann
1994Silver Boot (5 goals)Jürgen Klinsmann
2002Golden BallOliver Kahn
2002Silver Boot (5 goals)Miroslav Klose
2002Yashin AwardOliver Kahn
2002All-Star TeamOliver Kahn
Michael Ballack
Miroslav Klose
2006Golden Boot (5 goals)Miroslav Klose
2006Best Young Player AwardLukas Podolski (age 21)
2006All-Star TeamJens Lehmann
Philipp Lahm
Michael Ballack
Miroslav Klose
2010Golden Boot (5 goals)Thomas Müller
2010Best Young Player AwardThomas Müller (age 20)
2010All-Star TeamPhilipp Lahm
Bastian Schweinsteiger

Curious which place FIFA gave Germany in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Germany has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Germany in Action

West Germany Defeats Yugoslavia With 0-2 in the Quarter-Final – 1954 World Cup

West Germany Defeats Austria With 6-1 in the Semi-Final – 1954 World Cup

West Germany Defeats Hungary With 2-3 in the Final – 1954 World Cup

West Germany Defeats Argentina With 3-1 – 1958 World Cup

West Germany Defeats Uruguay With 4-0 in the Quarter-Final – 1966 World Cup

West Germany Defeats Soviet Union With 2-1 in the Semi-Final – 1966 World Cup

West Germany Defeats England With 3-2 in the Quarter-Final – 1970 World Cup

West Germany Defeats Uruguay With 0-1 in the Match for the Third Place – 1970 World Cup

East Germany Defeats West Germany With 1-0 – 1974 World Cup

West Germany Defeats Sweden With 4-2 in the Second round – 1974 World Cup

West Germany Defeats the Netherlands With 1-2 in the Final – 1974 World Cup

West Germany Defeats Mexico With 6-0 – 1978 World Cup

West Germany Defeats Spain With 2-1 in the Second round – 1982 World Cup

West Germany Defeats France With 5-4 in the Semi-Final – 1982 World Cup

West Germany Defeats Mexico With 4-1 in the Quarter-Final – 1986 World Cup

West Germany Defeats France With 0-2 in the Semi-Final – 1986 World Cup

West Germany Defeats the Netherlands With 2-1 in the Round of 16 – 1990 World Cup

West Germany Defeats Czechoslovakia With 1-0 in the Quarter-Final – 1990 World Cup

West Germany Defeats England With 4-3 in the Semi-Final – 1990 World Cup

West Germany Defeats Argentina With 1-0 in the Final – 1990 World Cup

Germany Defeats Belgium With 3-2 in the Round of 16 – 1994 World Cup

Germany Defeats Mexico With 2-1 in the Round of 16 – 1998 World Cup

Germany Defeats Saudi Arabia With 2-1 – 2002 World Cup

Germany Defeats USA With 1-0 in the Quarter-Final – 2002 World Cup

Germany Defeats South Korea With 1-0 in the Semi-Final – 2002 World Cup

Germany Defeats Costa Rica With 4-2 – 2006 World Cup

Germany Defeats Argentina in the Quarter-Final With 4-2 – 2006 World Cup

Germany Defeats Portugal With 3-1 in the Match for the Third place – 2006 World Cup

Germany Defeats England With 4-1 in the Round of 16 – 2010 World Cup

Germany Defeats Argentina With 0-4 in the Quarter-Final – 2010 World Cup

Germany Defeats Uruguay With 2-3 in the Match for the Third Place – 2010 World Cup

Germany Qualified For World Cup Brazil

Germany: 2014 World Cup Profile

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