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Germany World Cup History: Appearances, Wins and All-Time Record for DFB-Team Soccer

Devon Platana
Germany World Cup History: Appearances, wins, results and all-time record for DFB-Team soccer.
Germany World Cup History: Appearances, wins, results and all-time record for DFB-Team soccer. / AP Photo/Martin Meissner
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Germany's men's national soccer team is finally back in the FIFA World Cup for the 18th consecutive tournament. Germany officially kicks off its run with a match against Japan on Wednesday, the first of three for the DFB-Team versus Group E opponents.

Here's everything you need about Germany's history in the World Cup before play begins.

Germany World Cup Appearances

This year marks the 20th all-time appearance for the German men's national soccer team. Germany previously qualified for this tournament in 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.

DFB-Team's appearance in 2018 was its most recent prior to this year, however, the Germans failed to make it beyond the group stage for the first time since 1978.

The 2026 World Cup will be Germany's 21st appearance if the country qualifies.

Germany World Cup Wins

The German men's national soccer team has been a consistent presence at the World Cup since the tournament's inception. Germany is tied with Italy for the second-most tournament wins with four, having taken home the gold in 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014.

Germany World Cup Record and Results

The German men's national soccer team is 67-20-22 (W-L-D) across 109 all-time World Cup matches. Check out the full list of DFB-Team's WC results by year below:

  • 1934: Third Place
  • 1938: First Round
  • 1954: Champions
  • 1958: Fourth Place
  • 1962: Quarterfinals
  • 1966: Runners-Up
  • 1970: Third Place
  • 1974: Champions
  • 1978: Second Group Stage
  • 1982: Runners-Up
  • 1986: Runners-Up
  • 1990: Champions
  • 1994: Quarterfinals
  • 1998: Quarterfinals
  • 2002: Runners-Up
  • 2006: Third Place
  • 2010: Third Place
  • 2014: Champions
  • 2018: Group Stage
  • 2022: TBD

Germany World Cup Schedule 2022

Check out Germany's full schedule for the group stage at the 2022 World Cup below:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 23: Germany vs Japan (8 a.m. ET)
  • Sunday, Nov. 27: Spain vs Germany (2 p.m. ET)
  • Thursday, Dec. 1: Costa Rica vs Germany (2 p.m. ET)

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