GERMANY FACTFILE

NAME: Germany

NAME: Germany

NICKNAMES: Die Mannschaft (The Team); Die DFB-Elf (The DFB-Eleven)

FOUNDED: 1900

FIFA AFFILIATION: 1904

HIGHEST FIFA RANKING: 1 - December 1992 (first achieved)

LOWEST FIFA RANKING: 23 - March 2006

PREVIOUS WORLD CUP APPEARANCES: 16 (1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006)

BEST WORLD CUP PERFORMANCES: Winners (1954, 1974, 1990)

DATE QUALIFIED FOR THE 2010 WORLD CUP FINALS: October 10 2009.

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