Germany became the first nation to qualify for the 2021 FIFA World Cup after hosts Qatar with a 4-0 win against North Macedonia on Monday.
The Mannschaft won its fourth World Cup in 2014 but suffered an early exit at the 2018 edition of the tournament as they failed to advance past the group stages. Germany had a very good squad in 2014 and fought hard to reach the ultimate summit of the world cup.
They eliminated Portugal before beating France in the knockout stages and also destroyed Brazil 7-1. In the finals, they beat Argentina 1-0 in Rio to lift the trophy thanks to Mario Götze's strike.
But do you remember each man of the Mannschaft seven years ago?
Germany 2014 squad
- Manuel Neuer - GK (Bayern Munich)
- Kevin Großkreutz - DF (Borussia Dortmund)
- Matthias Ginter - DF (SC Freiburg)
- Benedikt Howedes - DF (Schalke 04)
- Mats Hummels - DF (Borussia Dortmund
- Sami Khedira - MF (Real Madrid)
- Bastian Schweinsteiger - MF (Bayern Munich)
- Mesut Ozil - MF (Arsenal)
- Andre Schurrle - FW (Chelsea)
- Lukas Podolski - FW (Arsenal)
- Miroslav Klose - FW (Lazio)
- Ron-Robert Zieler - GK (Hannover 96)
- Thomas Muller - FW (Bayern Munich)
- Julian Draxler - MF (Schalke 04)
- Erik Durm - DF (Borussia Dortmund)
- Philipp Lahm - DF (Bayern Munich)
- Per Mertesacker - DF (Arsenal)
- Toni Kroos - MF (Bayern Munich)
- Mario Gotze - MF (Bayern Munich)
- Jerome Boateng - DF (Bayern Munich)
- Shkodran Mustafi - DF (Sampdoria)
- Roman Weidenfeller - GK (Borussia Dortmund)
- Christoph Kramer - MF (Borussia Moncheng)