Germany is one of the best Football teams in the world and is currently at #1 position in FIFA men’s ranking. Germany is also the current World Champion and will be a defending champion in the 2018 World Cup. German team and players hold many World Cup records since long and it is expected that Germany will be succeeded to defend his position very easily. In this article, we’ll gather Germany World Cup records, facts, and figures. First of all, a short summary of Germany’s journey.
Germany World Cup Facts & Figures:
|Total World Cup Appearances||19|
|Total Matches Played||106|
|Most matches played||Lothar Matthaus (25)|
|Top Goal Scorer||Miroslav Klose (16)|
Germany World Cup Records:Germany has played 19 out of 20 World Cups. They missed the 1950 World Cup because they were banned from entering due to their involvement in World War II. Brazil is the only team which has played all the 20 World Cups. Germany has played 8 finals of the World Cup Tournaments, more than any other team. Brazil is the second on the list as they have played 7 finals. Germany has played a total of 106 matches in the World Cup tournaments, that is more than any other team. Lothar Matthäus has played most World Cups for Germany, i.e., 5. He has played a total of 25 matches for them. Miroslav Klose is number 2 with 4 World Cups and 24 matches. German Goal-keeper Oliver Kahn is the only goalkeeper to win the best player award in a Football World Cup.
Germany also holds the most consecutive finishes as one of the Top Eight teams. They were in Top Eight teams of the tournament from 1954 to 2014 World Cup, a total of 16 times. Germany is among the 6 teams who have won a FIFA World Cup as a host. The other teams are Uruguay, England, Italy, France, and Argentina. In the 8 Final matches Germany played, 3 were against Argentina. Germany won 2 of them while 1 Final was won by Argentina.
Germany in 2018 FIFA World Cup:
Germany is drawn into the Group F along with Sweden, Mexico, and South Korea and this group don’t look so difficult for Germany. As per the predictions, Germany will easily win all the group matches.
Germany Group Matches in FIFA 2018:
17 June 2018: Germany vs Mexico
23 June 2018: Germany vs Sweden
27 June 2018: Germany vs the Korea Republic
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