Germany made it a perfect 10 in World Cup qualification with a 5-1 win over Azerbaijan. A number of fringe players took their chance to impress including Leon Goretzka, whose brace included a stunning early backheel.
Many Germany players who won the Confederations Cup in July have continued to get playing time. In their final World Cup qualifier, those players made the difference as Germany completed a perfect qualification.
Germany made it nine wins from nine in qualifying and booked their place at World Cup 2018 with a comfortable 3-1 win over Northern Ireland on Thursday. Sebastian Rudy, Sandro Wagner and Joshua Kimmich did the damage.
Sebastian Rudy's early strike was crucial for Germany, but his contributions did not stop there. Sandro Wagner also impressed while leading the line and Joshua Kimmich was a menace once again.
Germany have maintained their perfect World Cup qualifying record and look like the best team in the world. But DW’s Davis VanOpdorp cautions against buying into the defending World Cup champions this early.
After not dropping a single point in their first nine matches, Germany have cruised to another World Cup qualification. Who has made themselves indispensable and who has struggled? Here are DW's winners and losers.
After German teams lost six out of six matches in European competition last week, national team coach Joachim Löw has asked some tough questions of German football and the Bundesliga.
Germany's march towards Confederations Cup glory continues, as does Joachim Löw's desire to test everyone in his squad. One man in particular stands out as capable of a much bigger role, says DW's Jonathan Harding.
There were numerous strong displays from German players on Monday, but it was Mesut Özil who demonstrated the guile to take his team to another level. DW's Jonathan Harding thinks he's a player we should just appreciate.
Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer could be out for longer than expected as he recovers from a foot operation. Joachim Löw is confident he'll be back in time for the World Cup and has adequate back-up.
Three quarters of a century after one of the bloodiest battles of World War Two, the German Football Association (DFB) wants to use football to "build bridges." Germany has also revealed its Euro 2024 bid logo.
Germany's triumph at the Confederations Cup has catapulted them back to the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in two years. Joachim Löw's side leapfrogged Brazil and Argentina, second and third respectively.
Germany coach Joachim Löw has criticized FIFA's plans to expand the World Cup to as many as 48 teams. Löw said the world governing body needed to be careful not to damage a good product.
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