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Germany qualified for the 2006 World Cup Finals as hosts.

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Germany in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Germany 2006 is united Germany's 6th appearance at the World Cup Finals.

West Germany made 10 appearances (playing in every World Cup finals from 1954 to 1990) and East Germany made one appearance -- in 1974 (where they even beat the hosts, West Germany, in the opening round).

Germany's Best World Cup Performance

Winning the trophy, as West Germany, three times: Switzerland 1954, West Germany 1974 and Italy 1990.

Runners-up in England 1966, Spain 1982, Mexico 1986 and Korea-Japan 2002.

Germany World Cup Preparations

Juergen Klinsmann's squad are preparing for the World Cup Finals, on home soil, with  a pre-World Cup training camp on the shores of Lake Geneva; hoping to revive memories of the camp at Spiez, on Lake Thun, during the Switzerland 1954 World Cup campaign; when Germany beat a then invincible Hungary.

Then it's onto Duesseldorf (until June 3rd) before moving into their World Cup base in Berlin.

Germany Team Hotel

Schlosshotel im Grunewald:
Brahmsstrasse 10, Berlin.
Completely renovated in 1994, under the artistic direction of Karl Lagerfield, The Schlosshotel im Grunewald will be where the Germany team will stay during the 2006 World Cup Finals. It's hidden away in the forest, close to the Olympic Stadium.

Hotels in Berlin:
There's no shortage of a place to stay in Berlin. What you really need to decide is whereabouts in Berlin you'd prefer to be based. Pottsdam is a nice area, especially if you want to visit the Palace and its gardens.

Germany Friendly Matches

Lost to Italy (1:4), Wednesday 1st March. (Florence)
Robert Huth (82).

Beat United States (4:1), Wednesday 22nd March. (Dortmund)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (46), Oliver Neuville (73), Miroslav Klose (75), Michael Ballack (79).

Beat Luxembourg (7:0), Saturday 27th May. (Freiburg)
Miroslav Klose (5 and 59), Torsten Frings (19pen), Lukas Podolski (35 and 65pen), Oliver Neuville (89 and 90).

Drew with Japan (2:2), Tuesday 30th May. (Leverkusen)
Miroslav Klose (76), Bastian Schweinsteiger (80).

Beat Colombia (3:0), Friday 2nd June. (M�nchengladbach)
Michael Ballack (21), Bastian Schweinsteiger (37), Tim Borowski (69).

Germany in the 2006 World Cup

Deutscher Fussball-Bund
Group A

Germany vs Costa Rica in München:
The hosts opened the 2006 World Cup Finals tournament with a six-goal thriller and Teamgeist, the official World Cup ball, looks like it's going to hit the net a lot this year.

Germany vs Poland in Dortmund:
As Germany pushed forward one final time, Neuville slipped in Odonkor's right wing cross, to send the whole of Germany into euphoria; the game won by Klinsmann's sustitutions.

Ecuador vs Germany in Berlin:
Germany controlled the game against Ecuador to top the group and face the Runner-up of Group B.

Knockout Stage

Second Round
Germany vs Sweden in München:
Two goals in the first twelve minutes got Germany off to a roaring start, against Sweden, and they never looked back.

Germany vs Argentina in Berlin:
Not the best of matches for entertainment but the hosts got the eventual 'win' they needed; one they do so well, from the spot when the pressure is on.

Germany vs Italy in Dortmund:
The German dream was dealt a double whammy, when Alessandro Del Piero ran on to Alberto Gilardino's flick and curled the ball into the top corner of the net.

Third-Place Match
Germany vs Portugal in Stuttgart:
Bastian Schweinsteiger scored two and set one up, for an own goal, as the hosts finished the tournament on a high note.

Germany World Cup Squad 2006

Germany Football Kit
Die Nationalelf


1 Jens Lehmann (Arsenal, England)
12 Oliver Kahn (Bayern Munich)
23 Timo Hildebrand (VfB Stuttgart)


2 Marcell Jansen (Borussia Monchengladbach)
3 Arne Friedrich (Hertha Berlin)
4 Robert Huth (Chelsea, England)
6 Jens Nowotny (Bayer Leverkusen)
16 Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
17 Per Mertesacker (Hannover)
21 Christoph Metzelder (Borussia Dortmund)


5 Sebastian Kehl (Borussia Dortmund)
8 Torsten Frings (Werder Bremen)
7 Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)
13 Michael Ballack (Chelsea, England)
15 Thomas Hitzlsperger (VfB Stuttgart)
18 Tim Borowski (Werder Bremen)
19 Bernd Schneider (Bayer Leverkusen)
22 David Odonkor (Borussia Dortmund)


9 Mike Hanke (VfL Wolfsburg)
10 Oliver Neuville (Borussia Monchengladbach)
11 Miroslav Klose (Werder Bremen)
14 Gerald Asamoah (Schalke 04)
20 Lukas Podolski (FC Cologne)

J�rgen Klinsmann.

Players to watch:
13 Michael Ballack (Chelsea, England)
20 Lukas Podolski (FC Cologne)
22 David Odonkor (Borussia Dortmund)
7 Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)

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