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World Cup Highlights

 14th appearance in World Cup finals (1934, '38, '54, '58, '62, '66, '70, '74, '78, '82, '86, '90, '94 and '98)
 Won the World Cup three times (1954, 1974 and 1990)
 Runner-up three times (1966, 1982 and 1986), third in 1934 and 1970, fourth in 1958
 Three times European Champions (1972, 1980, 1996), runner-up in 1976 and 1992


First-Round Schedule

Day, Time (EDT) Opponent Site TV
Monday, June 15, 3 p.m. United States Paris ABC
Sunday, June 21, 8:30 a.m. Yugoslavia Lens ESPN
Thursday, June 25, 3 p.m. Iran Montpellier ESPN2

Complete First-Round Schedule


Roster

Pos. Name Age Club
GKOliver Kahn 28Bayern Munich
GKAndreas Koepke 36Olympique Marseille
GKJens Lehmann 28Schalke 04
DMarkus Babbel25Bayern Munich
DLothar Matthaeus37Bayern Munich
DThomas Helmer33Bayern Munich
DJuergen Kohler32Borussia Dortmund
DOlaf Thon32Schalke 04
DStefan Reuter31Borussia Dortmund
DChristian Woerns25Bayer Leverkusen
M Michael Tarnat 28Bayern Munich
MDietmar Hamann 24Bayern Munich
M Thomas Haessler 31Karlsruhe SC
MJoerg Heinrich 28Borussia Dortmund
M Andy Moeller 30Borussia Dortmund
M Jens Jeremies 24 TSV 1860 Munich
M Steffen Freund 28Borussia Dortmund
M Christian Ziege 26AC Milan
F Oliver Bierhoff 29Udinese
F Ulf Kirsten 32Bayer Leverkusen
F Juergen Klinsmann 33Sampdoria
F Olaf Marschall 32Kaiserslautern


Road to France

Won Lost Tied GF GA
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How Qualified: First place in UEFA Group 9
DateResult
Oct. 11, 1997 Germany 4, Albania 3
Sept. 10, 1997 Germany 4, Armenia 0
Sept. 6, 1997 Germany 1, Portugal 1
Aug. 20, 1997 Northern Ireland 1, Germany 3
June 7, 1997 Ukraine 0, Germany 0
April 30, 1997 Germany 2, Ukraine 0
April 2, 1997 Albania 2, Germany 3
Dec. 14, 1996 Portugal 0, Germany 0
Nov. 9, 1996 Germany 1, Northern Ireland 1
Oct. 9, 1996 Armenia 1, Germany 5

Facts and Figures

Knight-Ridder/Tribune
Location: Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark
Population: 81.3 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Berlin (note: the shift from Bonn to Berlin is taking place over a period of years with Bonn retaining many administrative functions and several ministries)
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Montana
Religions: Protestant 45 percent, Roman Catholic 37 percent, unaffiliated or other 18 percent
Landscape: Lowlands in north, uplands in center, Bavarian Alps in south


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