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  1. Germany 4-0 Australia
    Sunday, 13 June Match report
  2. Germany 0-1 Serbia
    Friday, 18 June Match report
  3. Ghana 0-1 Germany
    Wednesday, 23 June Match report
  4. Germany 4-1 England
    Sunday, 27 June Match report
  5. Argentina 0-4 Germany
    Saturday, 3 July Match report
  6. Germany 0-1 Spain
    Wednesday, 7 July Match report
  7. Uruguay 2-3 Germany
    Saturday, 10 July Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
7 Total Germany
58|34 Total Germany
Goals Assists
16 Total Germany
15 Total Germany
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
64|69 Total Germany
12|1 Total Germany

Team profile

It takes a lot to ruffle the feathers of the normally unflappable Germans in the build-up to a major tournament, but an injury to Michael Ballack, their captain, talisman and midfield general, and one to his understudy Christian Traesch left their nation in something of a tailspin. It leaves them with just two out-and-out central midfielders in their squad, something the strong, imposing squads of Australia, Ghana and, perhaps most of all, Serbia may be quick to seize upon.

But Germany, more than anyone, are the masters of getting it right on the night. Their youthful 23-man squad is littered with defenders who are as comfortable at full-back as they are in the centre, forward-thinking players who can play upfront or across the midfield, and they are reaping the benefits of their under-21 team's success at last year's European Championships. Add to that the fact the front pairing of Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose have scored over 80 times in internationals, and anyone taking Germany lightly might need to rethink.

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Manuel Neuer Schalke 04 24 11
2 DF Marcell Jansen Hamburg 24 34
3 DF Arne Friedrich Wolfsburg 31 78
4 MF Dennis Aogo Hamburg 23 2
5 DF Serdar Tasci VfB Stuttgart 23 12
6 MF Sami Khedira VfB Stuttgart 23 11
7 MF Bastian Schweinsteiger Bayern Munich 25 80
8 MF Mesut Ozil Werder Bremen 21 16
9 FW Stefan Kiessling Bayer Leverkusen 26 5
10 FW Lukas Podolski Cologne 25 79
11 FW Miroslav Klose Bayern Munich 32 101
12 GK Tim Wiese Werder Bremen 28 2
13 FW Thomas Mueller Bayern Munich 20 6
14 DF Holger Badstuber Bayern Munich 21 4
15 MF Piotr Trochowski Hamburg 26 35
16 DF Philip Lahm Bayern Munich 26 71
17 DF Per Mertesacker Werder Bremen 25 68
18 MF Toni Kroos Bayern Munich 20 7
19 FW Cacau VfB Stuttgart 29 11
20 DF Jerome Boateng Man City 21 9
21 MF Marko Marin Werder Bremen 21 11
22 GK Hans Joerg Butt Bayern Munich 36 3
23 FW Mario Gomez Bayern Munich 25 38

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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