Germany national football team

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Germany Germany
Nickname(s) Nationalelf (national eleven)
Association Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB)
Confederation EFU
FIFA code GER
FIFA ranking 36 Decrease 1 (31 December 1963)
Highest FIFA ranking 11 (1936-1938)
Lowest FIFA ranking 63 (1960)
First international   Switzerland 4–1  Germany
(Basel, Switzerland; 5 April 1908)
World Cup appearances 5 (First in 1910)
Best result Group Stage (1910, 1914, 1930, 1934, 1962)


Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Bronze medal – third place 1936 Hamburg Team
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Helsinki Team

The Germany national football team is the association football team that represents the country of Germany in international competition and is controlled by Deutscher Fußball-Bund.

Germany has qualified for five FIFA World Cups but they have been knocked out in the Group Stage in each of them.

History[edit | edit source]

Early history[edit | edit source]

The first instance of a German team was in 1897 when a German team headed over to Denmark to compete in an international match which the Germans would lose 4-0. After five games against the English B squad with multiple defeats, their first official international match was against Switzerland with the Swiss winning 4–1. After a few more friendlies, the Germans than competed at the 1910 FIFA World Cup which was held in Austria. A two all draw against Switzerland meant that they would have to do a replay which would lose in the last twenty minutes with Marcel Renand scoring the winning goal for Switzerland.

FIFA World Cup[edit | edit source]

     Gold       Silver       Bronze  

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
France 1906 Did Not Compete
1910 Round 1 9th 1 0 1 0 2 2
England 1914 Group Stage 12th 3 1 0 2 1 7
Netherlands 1922 Did Not Compete
Spain 1926 Did Not Qualify
Uruguay 1930 Group Stage 10th 3 0 1 2 4 8
Italy 1934 Group Stage 9th 3 2 0 1 6 6
Argentina 1938 Did Not Qualify
Sweden 1950 Did Not Enter
Chile 1954 Did Not Qualify
Switzerland 1958
Mexico 1962 Group Stage 15th 3 0 0 3 2 6
Total Group Stage 5/12 13 3 2 8 15 29

External Links[edit | edit source]

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