Germany in the World Cup Finals, World Cup Reports, World Cup Squad.
World Cup Appearances:
Korea-Japan 2002 was united Germany's fifth appearance in the World Cup Finals.
West Germany made 10 appearances (playing in every World Cup finals
from 1954 to 1990) and East Germany once -- in 1974 (where they even beat the hosts, West
Germany, in the opening round).
Best World Cup Performance:
Winning the trophy, as West Germany, three times: Switzerland 1954, West Germany 1974 and Italy 1990.
Germany vs Saudi
Germany couldn't have hoped of getting a better start to their 2002
World Cup campaign, even if the eight goals scored in Sapporo were against lowly Saudi
Germany vs Ireland
Germany paid the price for thinking the game was already won and
suffering a lack of concentration at the back, as Robbie Keane slipped through Linke and
Ramelow to smash a drive past Ollie Kahn's left ear.
Cameroon vs Germany
With 16 bookings and two sending-offs, we were lucky that this game
still had two teams on the pitch at the final whistle.
Germany vs Paraguay (Second
Paraguay showed urgency in the last minute but Germany had already won
the cat and mouse game, for a place in the Quarter-final.
Germany vs United States
Germany hung on, thanks to one goal and one magnificent goalkeeper;
Germany vs South Korea
Michael Ballack put his country in the 2002 World Cup Final, four
minutes after he knew he would miss the next game himself.
Germany vs Brazil - 2002 World Cup Final
Time ran out for Germany but at least they're sure of a place in the
next World Cup finals, Germany 2006, as
hosts; while Brazil, as holders, will have to qualify.
Union of European Football Associations.
1 Oliver Kahn (Bayern Munich)
12Jens Lehmann (Borussia Dortmund)
23 Hans-Jorg Butt (Bayer Leverkusen)
2 Thomas Linke (Bayern Munich)
3 Marko Rehmer (Hertha Berlin)
4 Frank Baumann (Werder Bremen)
6 Christian Ziege (Tottenham Hotspur)
15 Sebastian Kehl (Borussia Dortmund)
18 Jorg B�hme (Schalke 04)
21 Christoph Metzelder (Borussia Dortmund)
5 Carsten Ramelow (Bayer Leverkusen)
8 Dietmar Hamann (Liverpool)
10 Lars Ricken (Borussia Dortmund)
13 Michael Ballack (Bayer Leverkusen)
16 Jens Jeremies (Bayern Munich)
19 Bernd Schneider (Bayer Leverkusen)
22 Torsten Frings (Werder Bremen)
7 Oliver Neuville (Bayer Leverkusen)
9 Carsten Jancker (Bayern Munich)
11 Miroslav Klose (Kaiserslautern)
14 Gerald Asamoah (Schalke 04)
17 Marco Bode (Werder Bremen)
20 Oliver Bierhoff (Monaco)
Denmark, France, Senegal, Uruguay.
Paraguay, Slovenia, Spain,
Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Turkey.
South Korea, United States.
Korea First Round Matches.
Cameroon, Germany, Republic of Ireland,
Argentina, England, Nigeria, Sweden.
Croatia, Ecuador, Italy, Mexico.
Belgium, Japan, Russia, Tunisia.
Japan First Round Matches.
Germany Travel Notes:
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