Germany World Cup draw 2022: Potential group results, matches, fixtures, players, squad and coach

Germany have qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and await Friday’s draw with the usual anticipation that they will make a major impression at the tournament.

Germany have qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and await Friday’s draw with the usual anticipation that they will make a major impression at the tournament.

Germany World Cup Group E

For Germany, being ranked 11th in the world means they will be ranked outside of the top section (Pot 1) for the World Cup draw which takes place on April 1st.

They will be in Pot 2, meaning they will stand as a team that no one will want to draw. They join the likes of the Netherlands and Croatia as one of the teams no one in Pot 1 wants to face.

The world rankings will be taken again the day before the World Cup draw (31st March) for when the draw will take place. This means they could face any one of the Pot 1 teams, which includes England, Brazil, Argentina, France, Spain and potentially Portugal too, if they can beat North Macedonia in their last qualification game.


World Cup Group E table & fixtures

E1: Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E2: TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E3: German 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E4: Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group E match schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Wed, Nov. 23 Spain vs. E2 TBD TBD
Wed, Nov. 23 Germany vs. Japan TBD TBD
Sun, Nov. 27 Spain vs. Germany TBD TBD
Sun, Nov. 27 Japan vs. E2 TBD TBD
Thurs, Dec. 1 Japan vs. Spain TBD TBD
Thurs, Dec. 1 E2 vs. Germany TBD TBD

Germany All-Time World Cup Groups

Year: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2018 Sweden Mexico South Korea Germany
2014 Germany USA Portugal Ghana
2010 Germany Ghana Australia Serbia
2006 Germany Ecuador Poland Costa Rica
2002 Germany Rep. of Ireland Cameroon Saudi Arabia
1998 Germany Yugoslavia Iran USA
1994 Germany Spain South Korea Bolivia
1990 West Germany Yugoslavia Columbia United Arab Emirates
1986 Denmark Germany Uruguay Scotland
1982 West Germany Austria Algeria Chile
1978 Poland West Germany Tunisia Mexico
1974 East Germany West Germany Chile Australia
1970 West Germany Peru Bulgaria Morocco
1966 West Germany Argentina Spain Switzerland
1962 West Germany Chile Italy Switzerland
1958 West Germany Northern Ireland Czechoslovakia Argentina
1954 Hungary West Germany Turkey South Korea
1934 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1930 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Germany FIFA World Cup 2022 squad

Germany are still considered amongst the elite of international football. Historically, the country has always been an elite side when competing in International tournaments, and it doesn’t seem that that will change in the coming years either.

Despite that, they are ranked only 11th in the world, but the FIFA World Rankings aren’t the official representation of the quality that Germany possess.

  • Current FIFA World Ranking: No. 11 (February 2022)
  • World Cup titles: 4
  • World Cup appearances (last): 17 (2018)
  • How qualified: European Qualifiers, Group J, 1st Place
  • Record
    • 2021 W-L-D (Goals Scored/Allowed): 9-0-1 (36/03)
    • 2022 W-L-D (Goals Scored/Allowed): 0-0-0 (00/00)

With a squad as enriched with talent as Germany, there are plenty of players to watch out for from across Europe’s top five leagues.

There are plenty of experienced names such as Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer who have been in the side for well over 10 years at this stage, who are both key to the structure of this team.

Young, exciting forwards in the form of Serge Gnabry, Kai Havertz and Leroy Sane are household names in the football world and are all extremely talented. One to watch out for is RB Salzburg’s Karim Adeyemi, who’s energy and pace has caused problems not only in Austria, but in the UEFA Champions League as well.

Other players to watch include Munich’s Jamal Musiala, who at 19 is a prominent squad member for club and country. Don’t discount the importance of Ilkay Gundogan and Leon Goretzka in midfield, who both contribute goals and assists for club and country.

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  • Star Players: Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich, Manuel Neuer
  • Players to Watch: Serge Gnabry, Antonio Rudiger, Jamal Musiala
  • Captain (Vice-captain): Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich
  • Players to play in WCQ: 33
  • Players in Top 5 Euro leagues (% of WCQ pool): 32 (97%)

Germany’s squad lies within one of the best in International football as it combines brilliant young players with incredibly experienced senior players, some of whom lifted the World Cup in 2014.

This young and exciting side are one of the best sides to watch, given their mesmeric talent across the board and a coach who already conquered club football prior to taking the national job.

Projected Germany starting XI

4-2-3-1 (left to right): Neuer — Kehrer, Sule, Rudiger, Hofmann — Kimmich, Gundogan, Goretzka — Sane, Havertz, Gnabry.

Germany Strengths:

Boasting one of the world’s most talented starting lineups and squad depth, Germany consistently produces some of the best players in the world, presenting a fearsome challenge for any opponent. In both midfield and attack, head coach Hansi Flick has a wealth of talent to select from on any given match, allowing for squad rotation and fresh legs.

There is also a wealth of young talent coming through the German national team, and while there may not be places on the slim World Cup roster to select all from the likes of of Jamal Musiala, Florian Wirtz, and Karim Adeyemi, this German side is set up for success now and in the future.

Germany Weaknesses:

If there’s one position that Germany is weak(er) at, it’s full-back. Then again, so is every country in this competition, where there’s a shortage of top talent across the globe. The versatile Thilo Kehrer can play on either side or in the middle of defense, but opposite the PSG man, the choices of Lukas Klostermann, Jonas Hofmann, Christian Gunter, and David Raum don’t exactly inspire confidence. Josh Kimmich can slide back to right-back in a pinch.

Name Position Age Club Apps/Goals
Manuel Neuer GK 35 Bayern Munich 108/0
Bernd Leno GK 30 Arsenal 9/0
Kevin Trapp GK 31 Frankfurt 5/0
Jonas Hoffmann RB 29 Borussia Monchengladbach 10/2
Thilo Kehrer CB 25 PSG 16/0
Niklas Sule CB 26 Bayern Munich 37/1
Antonio Rudiger CB 29 Chelsea 49/2
Jonathan Tah CB 26 Bayer Leverkusen 14/0
Nico Schlotterbeck CB 22 Freiburg 0/0
Robin Gosens LB 27 Inter Milan 13/2
Christian Gunter LB 29 Freiburg 4/0
David Raum CM 23 Hoffenheim 3/0
Jamal Musiala CM 19 Bayern Munich 9/1
Leon Goretzka CM 27 Bayern Munich 41/14
Joshua Kimmich CM 27 Bayern Munich 64/3
Leroy Sane RW 26 Bayern Munich 40/11
Serge Gnabry LW 26 Bayern Munich 31/20
Thomas Muller CAM 32 Bayern Munich 110/42
Florian Wirtz CAM 18 Bayer Leverkusen 4/0
Marco Reus CAM 32 Borussia Dortmund 48/15
Kai Havertz ST 22 Chelsea 23/7
Karim Adeyemi ST 20 RB Salzburg 3/1
Timo Werner ST 26 Chelsea 47/21

Who is Germany’s head coach?

Former Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has been in charge of the German national team since August 2021, after he took over from Joachim Löw following his 15 year stint as manager.

Flick was fresh off the back of winning seven trophies in two years at Munich, as his desire to take over the job was common knowledge, given his time spent as the assistant manager to Low in the past.

Germany have flourished in his care, winning seven games in a row scoring 31 goals and only conceding two – he’s got them playing very similarly to that of his Munich team in those two season in charge.

  • Manager (Nationality): Hansi Flick (German)
  • Date hired: 1st August 2021
  • Record as national team manager (W-L-D): 7-0-0
  • Major titles since hire: 2022 World Cup Qualification
  • Notable victories: Liechtenstein 9-0, Armenia 6-0, North Macedonia 4-0

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Germany’s World Cup qualifying results

As seen below, Germany eased to victory in Group J of the European World Cup qualifiers winning nine out of a possible 10 games scoring 36 goals in the process.

Albeit a weaker group on average, they still came through any sort of tests away from home with flying colours, beating Iceland and North Macedonia with ease.

Goals also came from everywhere in the team too, with defenders and midfielders contributing just as much, if not more, than the forwards.

Date Opponent  H/A Result Score
25/03/21 Iceland H W 3-0
28/03/21 Romania A W 1-0
31/03/21 North Macedonia H L 1-2
02/09/21 Liechtenstein A W 2-0
05/09/21 Armenia H W 6-0
08/09/21 Iceland A W 4-0
08/10/21 Romania H W 2-1
11/10/21 North Macedonia A W 4-0
11/11/21 Liechtenstein H W 9-0
14/11/21 Armenia A W 4-1

Germany’s World Cup Qualifying Leaders

Category Leader Total
Goals Serge Gnabry/Ilkay Gundogan 5
Assists Leon Goretzka 7
Appearances Leroy Sane 9
Minutes Josh Kimmich 683

Germany’s FIFA World Cup history

Another elite club in international football, Germany are four-time winners of the competition and secured their last triumph in 2014, with THAT late Mario Gotze winner against Lionel Messi’s Argentina.

Since the addition of the group stage, Germany had never been eliminated in the (first) group stage of the competition until last tournament, reaching the knockout stage in every single World Cup until 2018. They’ve also reached four finals and finished third place three times on top of that too, making them an elite international football country.

Furthermore, Miroslav Klose boasts the most goals scored in World Cup history, finishing up with 16 goals to his name.

  • World Cup appearances: 19
  • Best Finish: Winners (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
  • All-time goals scored: 226
  • All-time goals conceded: 125
  • All-time record (W-L-D): 67-20-22
Year Stage Reached Eliminated By W-L-D
2018 Group Stage Sweden, Mexico 1-2-0
2014 Champions N/A 5-1-0
2010 Third Place Spain 5-1-1
2006* Third Place Italy 6-1-0
2002 Runners-Up Brazil 5-1-1
1998 Quarter-Finals Croatia 3-1-1
1994 Quarter-Finals Bulgaria 3-1-1
1990 Champions N/A 6-0-1
1986 Runners-Up Argentina 4-2-1
1982 Runners-Up Italy 3-2-2
1978 Second Group Stage Italy, Netherlands 1-4-1
1974* Champions N/A 6-0-1
1970 Third Place Italy 5-0-1
1966 Runners-Up England 4-1-1
1962 Quarter-Finals Yugoslavia 2-1-1
1958 Fourth Place Sweden 2-2-2
1954 Champions N/A 5-0-1
1938 First Round Switzerland 0-1-1
1934 Third Place Czechoslovakia 3-0-1