Disappointing World Cups
After Germany won their fourth World Cup in Brazil in 2014, it came as a disappointment when the team was not able to get past the group stage at World Cup 2018 in Russia. After losing their opening match against Mexico, Germany’s team went on to defeat Sweden before losing their third match to South Korea, making it impossible for them to qualify for the knockout stage.
The German national team's performance at the 2022 World Cup was not much better as they also failed to progress past the group stage. Despite a 4-2 win against Costa Rica, Germany was eliminated due to Japan's 2-1 victory over Spain, which resulted in Germany not securing enough points to advance to the next round.