How will Germany fare at the 2022 World Cup? Join @SamRCox_ as he looks at the four-time World Cup winners in his everything you need to know guide ahead of this winter's competition...

Germany History at the World Cup

Only Brazil can better Germany’s tally of four World Cups. The Germans have recorded 13 semi-final appearances in the history of the competition, which is two more than any other nation.

They were the disappointment of the tournament four years ago, however, falling at the group stage after winning in Brazil four years prior. That failure in Russia was Germany’s first exit before the last four since 1998. 

Germany have scored 226 World Cup goals. Yes, you guessed it, that’s only behind Brazil (229).

Two of the three leading scorers in World Cup history are German, and Germany have had five players finish in the top three for the Golden Ball. Two Germans have won the Golden Glove, too.

Since winning their first title in 1954 against the revolutionary Hungary team, Germany have appeared in six more World Cup finals, including two since the turn of the century.

They won their last World Cup in 2014, hammering Brazil in the semis before beating Argentina in the final. 

The 2018 tournament was one of only two first-round exits, the previous of which was in 1938.

They have featured in every World Cup since they were banned from entering in 1950, and have a biggest win of 8-0 over Saudi Arabia in 2002. There are only three bigger victories in World Cup history.

Germany Nickname

Germany have several nicknames which fans may encounter during World Cup coverage. Nationalelf, meaning ‘National Eleven’ is very much the does what it says on the tin of World Cup nicknames.

There is also the DFB-Team or DFB-Elf, referring to the Deutscher Fußball-Bund, which is the German Football Association. Commentators are most likely, though, to go with Die Mannschaft, meaning ‘The Team’.

World Cup 2022 Group

Germany meet Japan, Spain and Costa Rica in Group E.

Die Mannschaft get their tournament underway against Samurai Blue on 23rd November before the live betting highlight of the first round when they take on Spain. 

Germany Fixtures:

  • Germany vs Japan – 23rd November 2022

  • Germany vs Spain – 27th November 2022

  • Germany vs Costa Rica – 1st December 2022

Germany Kit World Cup 2022

Germany’s two kits for the 2022 World Cup are belters. The standard white for the home attire has been switched up with a wide black stripe down the middle, which serves as a background for a gold logo.

The colours of the flag are around the collar with black trim on the sleeves and bottom of the shirt.

Gold features for the Adidas stripes and logo on the away shirt with a deep red and black pattern across the body.

Who is The Germany Manager?

Former Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick is the Germany manager for the World Cup. Flick was a long-time assistant to Joachim Löw, who he succeeded in 2021. 

With a winning percentage of just under 70%, Flick has the best mark of any Germany manager, but this will be his first taste of tournament football.

The Heidelberg native won two Bundesligas and the Champions League with Bayern, and was awarded UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year in 2019-20.

Best Germany Player

Like most of the top sides, there’s a debate to be had about the best Germany player ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Manuel Neuer are two of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Ilkay Gundogan, Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich are among the elite at their position, while there’s no doubting the quality of Thomas Muller, Kai Havertz, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane. Jamal Musiala is one of the best young players in the world. 

Kimmich probably gets the nod if you have to pick.

Germany Odds at 2022 World Cup

Germany are Evens to win Group E in World Cup betting, just behind Spain.

They are 7/4 to beat the Spaniards when they meet in the second round of group stage fixtures, and bookies fancy their chances of going on a run despite falling in the first round four years ago. 

While not among the favourites at 9/1 to lift the trophy, Germany are 8/11 to reach the last eight and 2/1 to play in the semi-finals. 

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Sam is a sports tipster, specialising in the Premier League and Champions League.

He covers most sports, including cricket and Formula One. Sam particularly enjoys those on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean – notably MLB and NBA.

Watching, writing and talking about sports betting takes up most of his time, whether that is for a day out at T20 Finals Day or a long night of basketball.

Having been writing for several years, Sam has been working with 888Sport since 2016, contributing multiple articles per week to the blog.