How many time have Germany been knocked out in the World Cup group stage?

Germany have been a model of consistency at the World Cup in the competition’s 92-year history.

They have lifted the trophy on four occasions – only Brazil (five) have won it more – and have never actually failed to qualify for the finals. Germany were absent from the inaugural World Cup in 1930 of their own accord, as was most of Europe, while they were banned from the 1950 qualifying campaign in the wake of the Second World War.

Germany won the World Cup at their first post-war appearance in 1954. Between 1966 and 1990, they got at least as far as the semi-finals at six out of seven…


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