The Germany national football controlled by the German Football Association, the governing body of football in Germany.
Germany are one of the most successful national football teams in the world. They have won the World Cup four times, behind only Brazil (5 titles), and are the current champions beating Argentina 1-0 in extra time in the 2014 final. The Germans have also qualified for every World Cup they have entered (they did not enter the inaugural competition in 1930 and were barred from entering the 1950 tournament). Germany have also won the European Championship three times, (France are the only other multiple-time winners with two titles), and finished as runners-up twice. The Germans failed to qualify for the first European Championship they entered in 1968 but have qualified for every subsequent tournament.
From 1949 to 1990 prior to German re-unification, East Germany (German Democratic Republic) were represented by a separate national football team.
Germany is the only nation to have won both the men's and women's World Cups and after the 2017 Confederations Cup it became one of the only four nations - alongside brazil, Argentina and France - to win all three most important men's titles recognised by FIFA: the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, and the Olympic tournament.
At the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Germany earned the highest Elo rating of any national football team in history, with a record 2205 points. Germany is also the only European nation that has won a FIFA World Cup in the Americas.
Germany will be playing in Group F with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.