Germany 2022 World Cup Guide | All you need know

Germany will eye a record fifth World Cup in Qatar as they get ready for the biggest football carnival in the world. The four-time champions will have sorrowful memories from the last World Cup after they exited the tournament in the Group stage. 

But with renowned hopes and expectations, they will be eager to lay off a foundation as and reclaim the glory. The task won’t be easy to nurture as they are drawn with fellow European heavyweights Spain while Costa Rica and Japan also await in the group stage.

Qualification campaign for Germany

Apart from a humiliating 2-1 home defeat against North Macedonia, Hansi Flick’s side had a perfect qualification campaign and won the rest of the nine games to top the group. On course to the main draw, they saw off the challenge from Romania, Armenia, Iceland, and Liechtenstein and punch their ticket to Qatar. The Germans conceded only four goals in qualification, again highlighting their A-Game.

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World Cup Group Details

The Germans will have to be careful knowing any slip-up in the opening game could mean a lot as they play European counterparts Spain on Matchday 2. Germany will start their World Cup campaign against Japan on Wednesday (November 23) at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Germany’s blockbuster tie against Spain will be played at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor on Sunday (November 27) while they end their group campaign at the same venue against Costa Rica on Thursday (December 1).

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Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022

The Squad is yet to be announced

Players to watch out for Germany

Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)

Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)

Team Details

Nickname(s)Nationalelf (National Eleven)
DFB-Elf (DFB Eleven)
Die Mannschaft (The Team)
Head coachHansi Flick
CaptainManuel Neuer
Most capsLothar Matthäus (150)
Top ScorerMiroslav Klose (71)

World Cup history

Appearances20 (first in 1934)
Best resultChampions (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)

FIFA Rankings

Current11 (6 October 2022)
Highest1 (December 1992 – August 1993, December 1993 – March 1994, June 1994, July 2014 – June 2015, July 2017, September 2017 – June 2018)

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