Germany (Football Team)

The Germany national football team (German: Deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft or Die Mannschaft) represents Germany in men’s international football and played its first match in 1908. The team is governed by the German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund), founded in 1900. Between 1949 and 1990, separate German national teams were recognised by FIFA due to Allied occupation and division: the DFB’s team representing the Federal Republic of Germany (named West Germany from 1949–1990), the Saarland team representing the Saar Protectorate (1950–1956) and the East German team representing the German Democratic Republic (1952–1990). The latter two were absorbed along with their records; the present team represents the reunified Federal Republic. The official name and code “Germany FR (FRG)” was shortened to “Germany (GER)” following reunification in 1990.
Germany is one of the most successful national teams in international competitions, having won four World Cups (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014), three European Championships (1972, 1980, 1996), and one Confederations Cup (2017). They have also been runners-up three times in the European Championships, four times in the World Cup, and a further four third-place finishes at World Cups. East Germany won Olympic Gold in 1976.Germany is the only nation to have won both the FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.At the end of the 2014 World Cup, Germany earned the highest Elo rating of any national football team in history, with a record 2,205 points. Germany is also the only European nation that has won a FIFA World Cup in the Americas. The manager of the national team is Joachim Löw.

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The FIFA World Cup, Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), is an international association football competition played by senior men’s national teams of members of the game’s global governing body. The FIFA World Cup is held once every four years after the inaugural tournament in 1930, but was not held in 1942 and 1946 due…