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Germany
Nickname(s)Nationalelf (National Eleven)
DFB-Elf (DFB Eleven)
Die Mannschaft (The Team)[a]
AssociationDeutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB)
ConfederationUEFA
Head coachHansi Flick
CaptainManuel Neuer
Most capsLothar Matthäus (150)
Top scorerMiroslav Klose (71)
FIFA codeGER
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 12 Steady (27 May 2021)[3]
Highest1[4] (December 1992 – August 1993, December 1993 – March 1994, June 1994, July 2014 – June 2015, July 2017, September 2017 – June 2018)
Lowest22[4] (March 2006)
First international
  Switzerland 5–3 Germany 
(Basel, Switzerland; 5 April 1908)[5]
Biggest win
 Germany 16–0 Russian Empire 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 1 July 1912)[6]
Biggest defeat
 England Amateurs 9–0 Germany 
(Oxford, England; 13 March 1909)[7][b]
World Cup
Appearances19 (first in 1934)
Best resultChampions (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
European Championship
Appearances13 (first in 1972)
Best resultChampions (1972, 1980, 1996)
Confederations Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1999)
Best resultChampions (2017)

The Germany national football team (German: Deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft or Die Mannschaft) is the national football team in Germany. The team has won the 1954 FIFA World Cup, 1974 FIFA World Cup, 1990 FIFA World Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup. The team came as second in the 1966 FIFA World Cup, 1982 FIFA World Cup, 1986 FIFA World Cup and in 2002 FIFA World Cup. In the 1934 FIFA World Cup, 1970 FIFA World Cup, 2006 FIFA World Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup, the team got third place. The current coach is Joachim Löw and soon to be Hansi Flick.

From 1950 to 1990, the team was mainly West Germany. Other teams were around that are now part of Germany. These include the East German team (1952-1990) and the Saarland team (1950-1956).

Germany has always been one of the best teams in the world. Germany is the only team to have won men's and women's world cup titles. Also, Germany's main rivals are England, the Netherlands and Argentina.

The teams recent performance in a tournament was a victory over Argentina to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the semi-final against Brazil, Germany thrashed them with a 7–1 win, making it the largest win in FIFA World Cup semi-final history. Miroslav Klose, one of the greatest German players of all time, also scored a record breaking goal that made him the top scorer in FIFA World Cup history.

Recent history[change | change source]

Oliver Kahn and Michael Ballack era[change | change source]

After another World Cup exit in 1998, Germany's status as one of the best teams in the world was beginning to go away. In the UEFA Euro 2000, Germany failed to advance to the next round, after losing two matches and one draw in the group stage. The manager at the time then resigned and was replaced by Rudi Völler.

Going into the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the expectations for Germany was low because of the mediocre performance in the qualifiers. However, they performed very well in the World Cup, eventually making it to the finals but losing to Brazil 0–2. Miroslav Klose of Germany won the Silver Boot and Oliver Kahn won the Golden Ball.

Germany again failed to advance to the next round in the UEFA Euro 2004 after they tied two matches and lost one. The manager Rudi Völler resigned shortly afterwards. Jürgen Klinsmann then replaced him, although having no experience. Joachim Löw was also assigned to assist him. Klinsmann made Michael Ballack captain after the Euro 2004. Klinsmann main goal was to help Germany perform well in the next world cup.

German fans watching their team in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Before the tournament, not many people expected Germany to do well because of their performance in the last tournaments. However, Germany won the first match of the tournament against Costa Rica. They continued to build confidence, and they eventually advanced to next stage with three wins in the group stage. Germany then beat Sweden 2–0 in the Round of 16.

Germany then faced favourites Argentina in the quarter-finals. Argentina took the lead first in the match with a goal by Roberto Ayala in the 49th minute. Miroslav Klose then equalized with a goal at the 80th minute. The game later went to a penalty shootout, with Germany winning 4–2 and their goalkeeper Jens Lehmann making two saves.

Although many then expected Germany to reach the final, they lost in the Semi-finals to Italy after Italy scored two goals in extra time. However, the German team went on to thrash Portugal 3–1 in the third place match. After the World Cup, Miroslav Klose won the Golden Boot and Lukas Podolski won the Best Young Player award.Also, four of Germany's players were put in the All-Star squad. When the German team arrived back in Berlin, they were greeted by 500,000 fans who were all honoring the German team.

Joachim Löw takes the throne[change | change source]

Klinsmann left the German team after the World Cup, with Joachim Löw taking the throne. Löw was known for often putting young players in the team. The German team then easily qualified for the UEFA Euro 2008. In the final tournament, Germany advanced to the next round after they finished the group stage with two wins and one loss to Croatia. Germany then played Portugal in the quarter-finals and beat them 3–2 with goals from Bastian Schweinsteiger, Miroslav Klose and Michael Ballack. They then went to the Semi-finals against Turkey and barely defeated them 3–2 after Philipp Lahm scored on the 90th minute. In the final of the Euro 2008, Spain were the favourites but Germany was believed to have a chance. Spain took control of the game and with Fernando Torres's goal, Spain won the tournament.

2010 FIFA World Cup[change | change source]

Germany easily qualified in their qualifying group against Azerbaijan, Finland, Liechtenstein, Russia and Wales. In the tournament, Germany advanced through the group stage after winning two games and loosing one against Serbia. Germany then went on to dominate the Round of 16 and Quarter-finals after defeating England 4–1 and thrashing Argentina 4–0. In the semi-finals, Germany lost to Spain 1–0. Germany then beat Uruguay 3–2 to become the third place medal winners. Thomas Müller won the Golden Boot and the Best Young Player award. Germany also scored the most than any other team in the tournament, with 16 goals.

Euro 2012[change | change source]

German national football team training in Gdańsk.
German national football team during Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Germany won all ten of their qualifying matches for the UEFA Euro 2012. They later were placed in Group B along with Portugal, the Netherlands and Denmark. The team went on to win all their matches in the group stage and broke a record of 15 consecutive wins in all matches. They then beat Greece 4–2 in the quarter-finals with goals from Philipp Lahm, Sami Khedira, Miroslav Klose and Marco Reus. However, they lost to Italy 1–2 in the semi-finals.

Group Stage[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 3 0 0 5 2 +3 9
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Denmark 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 3
 Netherlands 3 0 0 3 2 5 –3 0
9 June 2012
Germany  1 – 0  Portugal
13 June 2012
Netherlands  1 – 2  Germany
17 June 2012
Denmark  1 – 2  Germany

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

22 June 2012
Germany  4 – 2  Greece

Semi-finals[change | change source]

28 June 2012
Germany  1 – 2  Italy

2014 FIFA World Cup[change | change source]

Germany almost had ten straight wins in the qualifying round for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. However, in a game against Sweden, the team conceded 4 goals when they were up 4–0 up. The team performed well in the international friendlies before the World Cup with an unbeaten streak. Their most notable win was against Armenia, where they won 6–1. Germany was put in Group G with Portugal, Ghana and the United States.

Philipp Lahm with Germany after the 2014 FIFA World Cup final.

The first match against Portugal ended with Germany defeating them 4–0; with the help of Thomas Müller's hat-trick. Their second game against Ghana ended with a 2–2 draw after Miroslav Klose equalized the score. Their final game ended with a win against the United States after Thomas Müller scored at the 55th minute. In the quarter-finals, Mats Hummels scored the winning goal at the 13th minute,[9] meaning that Germany advanced to their fourth consecutive semi-final in the FIFA World Cup. In the semi-final against Brazil, Germany thrashed them with a 7–1 win, making it the largest win in FIFA World Cup semi-final history. Miroslav Klose also scored a record breaking goal that made him the top scorer in FIFA World Cup history. The win began to be known as the Miracle of Belo Horizonte.[10] Germany then went on to their 8th World Cup final in history. In the final, Mario Götze scored at the 113th minute to help Germany defeat Argentina 1–0.

Group Stage[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
United States United States 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Portugal Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 7 –3 4
Ghana Ghana 3 0 1 2 4 6 –2 1
16 June 2014
Germany  4 – 0  Portugal
21 June 2014
Germany  2 – 2  Ghana
26 June 2014
United States  0 – 1 Germany Germany

Round of 16[change | change source]

30 June 2014
Germany  2 – 1  Algeria

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

4 July 2014
France  0 – 1 Germany Germany

Semi-finals[change | change source]

8 July 2014
Brazil  1 – 7 Germany Germany

Final[change | change source]

13 July 2014
Germany  1 – 0 Argentina Argentina

Euro 2016[change | change source]

Some German players warming up before a qualifying match with Gibraltar.

Germany was put in a qualifying group with Poland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Georgia and Gibraltar. They qualified at the top of their group after 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. They are currently placed with Ukraine, Poland and Northern Ireland in the group stage.

Group Stage[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Germany 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
2 Poland Poland 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
3 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
4 Ukraine Ukraine 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
12 June 2016
Germany  2–0  Ukraine
16 June 2016
Germany  0–0  Poland
21 June 2016
Northern Ireland  0–1 Germany Germany

Round of 16[change | change source]

26 June 2016
Germany  3–0  Slovakia

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

2 July 2016
Germany  1–1[nb 1]  Italy
  1. Won 6–5 on penalties

Semi-finals[change | change source]

7 July 2016
Germany  0–2  France

Squads of the last tournaments[change | change source]

Players[change | change source]

Current squad[change | change source]

The following 26 players were selected for the UEFA Euro 2020.[11][12][13]

Caps and goals correct as of 29 June 2021, after the match against England.[14]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Manuel Neuer (captain) (1986-03-27) 27 March 1986 (age 35) 104 0 Germany Bayern Munich
12 1GK Bernd Leno (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 29) 8 0 England Arsenal
22 1GK Kevin Trapp (1990-07-08) 8 July 1990 (age 31) 5 0 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt

2 2DF Antonio Rüdiger (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 28) 45 1 England Chelsea
3 2DF Marcel Halstenberg (1991-09-27) 27 September 1991 (age 30) 9 1 Germany RB Leipzig
4 2DF Matthias Ginter (1994-01-19) 19 January 1994 (age 27) 44 2 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
5 2DF Mats Hummels (1988-12-16) 16 December 1988 (age 32) 76 5 Germany Borussia Dortmund
15 2DF Niklas Süle (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 26) 32 1 Germany Bayern Munich
16 2DF Lukas Klostermann (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 25) 13 0 Germany RB Leipzig
20 2DF Robin Gosens (1994-07-05) 5 July 1994 (age 27) 11 2 Italy Atalanta
23 2DF Emre Can (1994-01-12) 12 January 1994 (age 27) 37 1 Germany Borussia Dortmund
24 2DF Robin Koch (1996-07-17) 17 July 1996 (age 25) 8 0 England Leeds United
26 2DF Christian Günter (1993-02-28) 28 February 1993 (age 28) 3 0 Germany SC Freiburg

6 3MF Joshua Kimmich (1995-02-08) 8 February 1995 (age 26) 59 3 Germany Bayern Munich
8 3MF Toni Kroos (1990-01-04) 4 January 1990 (age 31) 106 17 Spain Real Madrid
10 3MF Serge Gnabry (1995-07-14) 14 July 1995 (age 26) 26 16 Germany Bayern Munich
13 3MF Jonas Hofmann (1992-07-14) 14 July 1992 (age 29) 3 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
14 3MF Jamal Musiala (2003-02-26) 26 February 2003 (age 18) 5 0 Germany Bayern Munich
17 3MF Florian Neuhaus (1997-03-16) 16 March 1997 (age 24) 6 2 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
18 3MF Leon Goretzka (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 26) 35 14 Germany Bayern Munich
19 3MF Leroy Sané (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 25) 34 7 Germany Bayern Munich
21 3MF İlkay Gündoğan (1990-10-24) 24 October 1990 (age 30) 49 11 England Manchester City

7 4FW Kai Havertz (1999-06-11) 11 June 1999 (age 22) 18 5 England Chelsea
9 4FW Kevin Volland (1992-07-30) 30 July 1992 (age 29) 13 1 France Monaco
11 4FW Timo Werner (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 25) 42 16 England Chelsea
25 4FW Thomas Müller (1989-09-13) 13 September 1989 (age 32) 106 39 Germany Bayern Munich

Recent call-ups[change | change source]

The following players have also been called up to the Germany squad within the last 12 months and are still available for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Marc-André ter Stegen (1992-04-30) 30 April 1992 (age 29) 25 0 Spain Barcelona v.  Macedonia, 31 March 2021
GK Oliver Baumann (1990-06-02) 2 June 1990 (age 31) 0 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim v.  Czech Republic, 11 November 2020

DF Jonathan Tah (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 25) 13 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Macedonia, 31 March 2021
DF Philipp Max (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 28) 3 0 Netherlands PSV v.  Macedonia, 31 March 2021
DF Benjamin Henrichs (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 24) 5 0 Germany RB Leipzig v.  Spain, 17 November 2020
DF Niklas Stark (1995-04-14) 14 April 1995 (age 26) 2 0 Germany Hertha BSC v.  Spain, 17 November 2020
DF Felix Uduokhai (1997-09-09) 9 September 1997 (age 24) 0 0 Germany FC Augsburg v.  Spain, 17 November 2020
DF Nico Schulz (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 28) 12 2 Germany Borussia Dortmund v.  Czech Republic, 11 November 2020
DF Thilo Kehrer (1996-09-21) 21 September 1996 (age 25) 9 0 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Czech Republic, 11 November 2020
DF Ridle Baku (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 (age 23) 1 0 Germany VfL Wolfsburg v.  Czech Republic, 11 November 2020

MF Florian Wirtz (2003-05-03) 3 May 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Macedonia, 31 March 2021
MF Julian Brandt (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 25) 35 3 Germany Borussia Dortmund v.  Spain, 17 November 2020
MF Nadiem Amiri (1996-10-27) 27 October 1996 (age 24) 5 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Spain, 17 November 2020
MF Mahmoud Dahoud (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 25) 2 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund v.  Spain, 17 November 2020
MF Julian Draxler (1993-09-20) 20 September 1993 (age 28) 56 7 France Paris Saint-Germain v.   Switzerland, 13 October 2020
MF Suat Serdar (1997-04-11) 11 April 1997 (age 24) 4 0 Germany Schalke 04 v.  Turkey, 7 October 2020 INJ

FW Amin Younes (1993-08-06) 6 August 1993 (age 28) 8 2 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt v.  Macedonia, 31 March 2021
FW Luca Waldschmidt (1996-05-19) 19 May 1996 (age 25) 7 2 Portugal Benfica v.  Spain, 17 November 2020

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.

Individual records[change | change source]

Player records[change | change source]

As of 29 June 2021[15]
Players in bold are still active with Germany.
This list does not include players who represented East Germany.

Most capped players[change | change source]

Rank Player Caps Goals Period
1 Lothar Matthäus 150 23 1980–2000
2 Miroslav Klose 137 71 2001–2014
3 Lukas Podolski 130 49 2004–2017
4 Bastian Schweinsteiger 121 24 2004–2016
5 Philipp Lahm 113 5 2004–2014
6 Jürgen Klinsmann 108 47 1987–1998
7 Toni Kroos 106 17 2010–
Thomas Müller 39 2010–
9 Jürgen Kohler 105 2 1986–1998
10 Per Mertesacker 104 4 2004–2014
Manuel Neuer 0 2009–

Top goalscorers[change | change source]

Rank Player Goals Caps Average Period
1 Miroslav Klose (list) 71 137 0.52 2001–2014
2 Gerd Müller (list) 68 62 1.1 1966–1974
3 Lukas Podolski 49 130 0.38 2004–2017
4 Rudi Völler 47 90 0.52 1982–1994
Jürgen Klinsmann 47 108 0.44 1987–1998
6 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 45 95 0.47 1976–1986
7 Uwe Seeler 43 72 0.6 1954–1970
8 Michael Ballack 42 98 0.43 1999–2010
9 Thomas Müller 39 106 0.37 2010–
10 Oliver Bierhoff 37 70 0.53 1996–2002

Captains[change | change source]

Name Period Notes
Fritz Szepan 1934–1939
Paul Janes 1939–1942
Fritz Walter 1951–1956 First official captain of the West Germany national football team
World Cup winning captain (1954)
Hans Schäfer 1952–1962 First West German player to play in three World Cup tournaments
(1954, 1958, 1962)
Helmut Rahn 1958–1959
Herbert Erhardt 1959–1962
Hans Schäfer 1962
Uwe Seeler 1962–1970
Wolfgang Overath 1970–1972
Franz Beckenbauer 1972–1977 European Championship winning captain (1972)
World Cup winning captain (1974)
Berti Vogts 1977–1978
Sepp Maier 1978–1979
Bernard Dietz 1979–1981 European Championship winning captain (1980)
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 1981–1986
Harald Schumacher 1986
Klaus Allofs 1986–1987
Lothar Matthäus 1988–1994 World Cup winning captain (1990)
First captain of the unified Germany national football team
Jürgen Klinsmann 1995–1998 European Championship winning captain (1996)
Oliver Bierhoff 1998–2001
Oliver Kahn 2001–2004
Michael Ballack 2004–2010
Philipp Lahm 2010–2014 World Cup winning captain (2014)
Bastian Schweinsteiger 2014–2016
Manuel Neuer 2016–2017
Julian Draxler 2017 Confederations Cup winning captain (2017)
Manuel Neuer 2017–present

Player of the Year[change | change source]

Manager records[change | change source]

Most manager appearances
Joachim Löw: 198

Captains[change | change source]

Name Period Notes
Fritz Szepan 1934–1939
Paul Janes 1939–1942
Fritz Walter 1951–1956 First official captain of the West Germany national football team
World Cup winning captain (1954)
Hans Schäfer 1952–1962 First West German player to play in three World Cup tournaments
(1954, 1958, 1962)
Helmut Rahn 1958–1959
Herbert Erhardt 1959–1962
Hans Schäfer 1962
Uwe Seeler 1962–1970
Wolfgang Overath 1970–1972
Franz Beckenbauer 1972–1977 European Championship winning captain (1972)
World Cup winning captain (1974)
Berti Vogts 1977–1978
Sepp Maier 1978–1979
Bernard Dietz 1979–1981 European Championship winning captain (1980)
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 1981–1986
Harald Schumacher 1986
Klaus Allofs 1986–1987
Lothar Matthäus 1988–1994 World Cup winning captain (1990)
First captain of the unified Germany national football team
Jürgen Klinsmann 1995–1998 European Championship winning captain (1996)
Oliver Bierhoff 1998–2001
Oliver Kahn 2001–2004
Michael Ballack 2004–2010
Philipp Lahm 2010–2014 World Cup winning captain (2014)
Bastian Schweinsteiger 2014–2016
Manuel Neuer 2016–2017
Julian Draxler 2017 Confederations Cup winning captain (2017)
Manuel Neuer 2017–present

Player of the Year[change | change source]

Manager records[change | change source]

Most manager appearances
Joachim Löw: 194

Managers[change | change source]

Joachim Löw and his assistant, Hansi Flick.

Results and fixtures[change | change source]

Recent results and scheduled matches according to the DFB,[26][27] UEFA[28] and FIFA[29] websites.

  Win   Draw   Loss   Fixtures

2020[change | change source]

3 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League Germany  1–1  Spain Stuttgart
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Report
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Arena
Attendance: 0[note 1]
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
6 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League Switzerland   1–1  Germany Basel
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Report
Stadium: St. Jakob-Park
Attendance: 0[note 1]
Referee: Michael Oliver (England)
7 October 2020 Friendly Germany  3–3  Turkey Cologne
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Report
Stadium: RheinEnergieStadion
Attendance: 0[note 2]
Referee: Benoît Bastien (France)
10 October 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League Ukraine  1–2  Germany Kyiv
20:45 CEST (UTC+03:00)
Report
Stadium: NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium
Attendance: 17,753[32]
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel)
13 October 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League Germany  3–3   Switzerland Cologne
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Report
Stadium: RheinEnergieStadion
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
11 November 2020 Friendly Germany  1–0  Czech Republic Leipzig
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) Report Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Attendance: 0[note 2]
Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)
14 November 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League Germany  3–1  Ukraine Leipzig
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00)
Report
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Attendance: 0[note 2]
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)
17 November 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League Spain  6–0  Germany Seville
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00)
Report Stadium: La Cartuja
Attendance: 0[note 2]
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

2021[change | change source]

28 March 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Romania  0–1  Germany Bucharest
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Report
Stadium: Arena Națională
Attendance: 0[note 2]
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
31 March 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Germany  1–2  Macedonia Duisburg
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Report
Stadium: MSV-Arena
Attendance: 0[note 2]
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
2 June 2021 Friendly Germany  1–1  Denmark Innsbruck, Austria
21:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Report
Stadium: Tivoli Stadion Tirol
Attendance: 0[note 2]
Referee: Julian Weinberger (Austria)
7 June 2021 Friendly Germany  7–1  Latvia Düsseldorf
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Report
Stadium: Merkur Spiel-Arena
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
15 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 France  1–0  Germany Munich
21:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Report Stadium: Allianz Arena
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
19 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 Portugal  2–4  Germany Munich
18:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Report
Stadium: Allianz Arena
Attendance: 12,926
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
23 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 Germany  2–2  Hungary Munich
21:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Report
Stadium: Allianz Arena
Attendance: 12,413
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
29 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 England  2–0  Germany London
18:00 CEST (UTC+01:00)
Report Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 41,973
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
2 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Liechtenstein  v  Germany St. Gallen, Switzerland[note 4]
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Report Stadium: Kybunpark
5 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Germany  v  Armenia Stuttgart
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Report Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Arena
8 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Iceland  v  Germany Reykjavík
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Report Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur
8 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Germany  v  Romania Hamburg
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Report Stadium: Volksparkstadion
11 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Macedonia  v  Germany Skopje
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Report Stadium: Toše Proeski Arena
11 November 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Germany  v  Liechtenstein Wolfsburg
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) Report Stadium: Volkswagen Arena
14 November 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Armenia  v  Germany TBD
18:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Report

Stadiums[change | change source]

The Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart.

Germany doesn't have an official stadium, so they use many stadiums. The city of Berlin has been the host of the most German games (44 times). The Olympiastadion Berlin is the most commonly used stadium in Berlin, and it holds 74,500 seats. Other common cities to host games have been Hamburg (33 matches), Stuttgart (31), Hanover (26) and Dortmund. Another popular location is Munich, which hosted the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final, where Germany defeated the Netherlands.

Uniform[change | change source]

German fans during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Historical kits[change | change source]

Home kit
2008
Away kit
2008
Home kit
2010
Away kit
2010
Home kit
2012
Away kit
2012
Home kit
2014
Away kit
2014

Current kit[change | change source]

Home kit
2020
Away kit
2020

Competitive record[change | change source]

FIFA World Cup[change | change source]

UEFA European Championship[change | change source]

FIFA Confederations Cup[change | change source]

  • Champions : 1 (2017)
  • Third Place : 1 (2005)

References[change | change source]

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  1. In Germany, the team is typically referred to as Die Nationalmannschaft (the national team), DFB-Elf (DFB eleven), DFB-Auswahl (DFB selection) or Nationalelf (national eleven). Whereas in foreign media, they are regularly described as Die Mannschaft (The Team).[1] As of June 2015, this was acknowledged by the DFB as official branding of the team.[2]
  2. This match is not considered to be a full international by the English FA, and does not appear in the records of the England team.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, all matches scheduled for September 2020 were played behind closed doors.[30][31]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the match was played behind closed doors.
  3. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the match was played behind closed doors.[33]
  4. Liechtenstein will play their home match against Germany at Kybunpark in St. Gallen, Switzerland, since their regular home stadium, the Rheinpark Stadion in Vaduz, is being renovated.[34]