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In , Franz Beckenbauer became captain of the national team, and he led West Germany to victory at the European Championship at Euro , defeating the Soviet Union 3—0 in the final.
As hosts of the World Cup , they won their second World Cup, defeating the Netherlands 2—1 in the final in Munich. The first group stage saw a politically charged match as West Germany played a game against East Germany.
The East Germans won 1—0. The Dutch took the lead from a penalty. However, West Germany tied the match on a penalty by Paul Breitner , and won it with Gerd Müller 's fine finish soon after.
West Germany failed to defend their titles in the next two major international tournaments. They lost to Czechoslovakia in the final of Euro in a penalty shootout 5—3.
In the World Cup , Germany was eliminated in the second group stage after losing 2—3 to Austria. Schön retired as coach afterward, and the post was taken over by his assistant, Jupp Derwall.
West Germany's first tournament under Derwall was successful, as they earned their second European title at Euro after defeating Belgium 2—1 in the final.
They were upset 1—2 by Algeria in their first match,  but advanced to the second round with a controversial 1—0 win over Austria.
In the semifinal against France , they tied the match 3—3 and won the penalty shootout 5—4. His ten goals in are the third-most ever in a tournament.
Müller's all-time World Cup record of 14 goals was broken by Ronaldo in which has been further broken by Miroslav Klose in with 16 goals.
After West Germany were eliminated in the first round of Euro , Franz Beckenbauer returned to the national team to replace Derwall as coach.
Prior to , Olympic football was an amateur event, meaning that only non-professional players could participate. Due to this, West Germany was never able to achieve the same degree of success at the Olympics as at the World Cup, with the first medal coming in the Olympics , when they won the bronze medal.
It took Germany 28 years to participate at the Olympics again in , this time reaching the final and winning a silver medal.
West Germany also reached the second round in both and On the other hand, East Germany did far better, winning a gold, a silver and two bronze medals one representing the United Team of Germany.
In February , months after the fall of the Berlin Wall , the draw for the European Championship qualifying tournament saw East Germany and West Germany drawn together.
The first game with a unified German team was against Sweden on 10 October. In Euro , Germany reached the final, but lost 0—2 to underdogs Denmark.
Reunified Germany won its first major international title at Euro , becoming European champions for the third time. However, in the World Cup , Germany were eliminated in the quarterfinals in a 0—3 defeat to Croatia , all goals being scored after defender Christian Wörns received a straight red card.
In Euro , the team went out in the first round, drawing with Romania, then suffering a 1—0 defeat to England and were routed 3—0 by Portugal which fielded their backup players, having already advanced.
Coming into the World Cup , expectations of the German team were low due to poor results in the qualifiers and not directly qualifying for the finals for the first time.
The team advanced through group play, and in the knockout stages they produced three consecutive 1—0 wins against Paraguay ,  the United States ,  and co-hosts South Korea.
Oliver Neuville scored two minutes from time against Paraguay and Michael Ballack scored both goals in the USA and South Korea games, although he picked up a second yellow card against South Korea for a tactical foul and was suspended for the subsequent match.
Germany lost 0—2 thanks to two Ronaldo goals. Germany again exited in the first round of Euro , drawing their first two matches and losing the third to the Czech Republic who had fielded a second-string team.
Klinsmann's main task was to lead the national team to a good showing at the World Cup in Germany. Klinsmann relieved goalkeeper Kahn of the captaincy and announced that Kahn and longtime backup Jens Lehmann would be competing for the position of starting goaltender, a decision that angered Kahn and Lehmann eventually won that contest.
Italy routed Germany 4—1 in a March exhibition game, and Klinsmann bore the brunt of the criticism as the team was ranked only 22nd in the world entering the FIFA World Cup.
As World Cup hosts, Germany won all three group-stage matches to finish top of their group. The team defeated Sweden 2—0 in the round of The match ended 1—1, and Germany won the penalty shootout 4—2.
Germany's entry into the Euro qualifying round was marked by the promotion of Joachim Löw to head coach, since Klinsmann resigned.
In the World Cup, Germany won the group and advanced to the knockout stage. In the round of 16, Germany defeated England 4—1. Germany won all three group matches.
Germany defeated Greece in the quarter-final and set a record of 15 consecutive wins in all competitive matches. Germany finished first in their qualification group for the World Cup.
They first faced Portugal in a match billed by some as the "team of all the talents against the team of The Talent Cristiano Ronaldo ", routing the Portuguese 4—0 thanks to a hat-trick by Thomas Müller.
They then went on to defeat the United States team 1—0, securing them a spot in the round of sixteen against Algeria. The round of sixteen knockout match against Algeria remained goalless after regulation time, resulting in extra time.
Mesut Özil scored Germany's second goal in the th minute. Algeria managed to score one goal in injury time and the match ended 2—1.
Germany secured a place in the quarter-final, where they would face France. In the quarter-final match against France , Mats Hummels scored in the 13th minute.
Germany won the game 1—0 to advance to a record fourth consecutive semi-finals. The semi-final win 7—1 against Brazil was a major accomplishment.
Germany scored four goals in just less than seven minutes and were 5—0 up against Brazil by the 30th minute with goals from Thomas Müller, Miroslav Klose , Sami Khedira and two from Toni Kroos.
Klose's goal in the 23rd minute, his 16th World Cup goal, gave him sole possession of the record for most goals scored during World Cup Finals, dethroning former Brazilian national Ronaldo.
Germany did, however, concede a late goal to Brazil's Oscar. It was Brazil's worst ever World Cup defeat,  whilst Germany broke multiple World Cup records with the win, including the record broken by Klose, the first team to reach four consecutive World Cup semi-finals, the first team to score seven goals in a World Cup Finals knockout phase game, the fastest five consecutive goals in World Cup history four of which in just seconds , the first team to score five goals in the first half in a World Cup semi-final as well as being the topic of the most tweets ever on Twitter about a certain subject when the previous social media record was smashed after Germany scored their fourth goal.
Also, Germany's seven goals took their total tally in World Cup history to , surpassing Brazil's goals to first place overall. They defeated Scotland 2—1 at home, then suffered a 2—0 loss at Poland the first in their history , a 1—1 draw against the Republic of Ireland , and a 4—0 win over Gibraltar.
The year ended with an away 0—1 friendly win against Spain , the reigning European champions of and Troubles during qualifying for the European Championship continued, drawing at home, as well as losing away, to Ireland; the team also only narrowly defeated Scotland on two occasions, but handily won the return against Poland and both games against Gibraltar who competed for the first time.
Eventually, however, topping their group and qualifying for the tournament through a 2—1 victory against Georgia on 11 October having won the first match against them.
On 13 November , the team was playing a friendly match against France in Paris when a series of terrorist attacks took place in the city, some in the direct vicinity of the Stade de France , where the game was held.
After initial security reservations, the DFB decided to play the match on 15 November. Germany began their preparations for Euro in March with friendlies against England and Italy.
They gave up a 2—0 lead to England, and ended up losing 2—3. They bounced back in their match with Italy, however, winning by a score of 4—1. It was their first win against the Italians in 21 years.
Germany began their campaign for a fourth European title with a 2—0 win against Ukraine on 12 June. In the Round of 16, Germany faced Slovakia and earned a comfortable 3—0 win.
Germany then faced off against rivals Italy in the quarter-finals. Mesut Özil opened the scoring in the 65th minute for Germany, before Leonardo Bonucci drew even after converting a penalty in the 78th minute.
The score remained 1—1 after extra time and Germany beat Italy 6—5 in a penalty shootout. It was the first time Germany had overcome Italy in a major tournament.
Germany's hopes of securing a fourth European championship were put on hold however as France ended Germany's run by eliminating them by a score of 0—2.
It was France's first competitive win against Germany in 58 years. Despite winning all their qualifying matches and the Confederations Cup the previous year, Germany started their World Cup campaign with a defeat to Mexico.
This was their first loss in an opening match since the World Cup. The national team's home kit has always been a white shirt, black shorts, and white socks.
The colours are derived from the 19th-century flag of the North German State of Prussia. Since , many of the home kit's designs incorporate details patterned after the modern German flag with the noted exception of the World Cup kit, which was a reversion to the pure black-and-white scheme.
For the World Cup, the German team used white shorts rather than the traditional black due to FIFA's kit clashing rule for the tournament.
A change from black to red came in on the request of Jürgen Klinsmann ,  but Germany played every game at the World Cup in its home white colours.
In , the away colours then changed back to a black shirt and white shorts, but at the tournament, the team dressed up in the black shorts from the home kit.
The German team next resumed the use of a green shirt on its away kit, but then changed again to red-and-black striped shirts with white stripes and letters and black shorts.
Adidas AG is the longstanding kit provider to the national team, a sponsorship that began in and is contracted to continue until at least Germany plays its home matches among various stadiums, in rotation, around the country.
They have played home matches in 43 different cities so far, including venues that were German at the time of the match, such as Vienna , Austria, which staged three games between and National team matches have been held most often 46 times in the stadiums of Berlin , which was the venue of Germany's first home match in against England.
Other common host cities include Hamburg 34 matches , Stuttgart 32 , Hanover 28 and Dortmund. Another notable location is Munich , which has hosted numerous notable matches throughout the history of German football, including the FIFA World Cup Final , which Germany won against the Netherlands.
Germany has won the World Cup four times, behind only Brazil five titles. Germany also has the distinction of having an Elo football rating of following their victory in the World Cup, which was higher than any previous champion.
Germany has also won the European Championship three times Spain and France are the only other multiple-time winners with three and two titles respectively , and finished as runners-up three times as well.
The deciding game was a scoreless draw in Albania which gave Yugoslavia the edge, having won in their neighbour country.
The team finished out of top eight only in two occasions, the tournaments of  and See also East Germany and Saarland for the results of these separate German teams, and Austria for the team that was merged into the German team from to The following players were selected for the friendly against against Russia on 15 November Nations League game against Netherlands on 19 November The following players have also been called up to the Germany squad within the last 12 months and are still available for selection.
Players who had played for the separate East German Team in the scope of this list: Streich do not appear in this list.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the men's team. For the women's team, see Germany women's national football team.
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