Dating the football team
It sent their own team to the 1952 Summer Olympics and to the 1954 World Cup qualifiers.In 1957, Saarland acceded to the Federal Republic of Germany.The DFB was not a full member of FIFA, and none of the three new German states — West Germany, East Germany, and Saarland — entered the 1950 World Cup qualifiers.The Federal Republic of Germany, which was referred to as West Germany, continued the DFB.After finishing fourth in the 1958 World Cup and reaching only the quarter-finals in the 1962 World Cup, the DFB made changes.
After World War II, Germany was banned from competition in most sports until 1950.
Germany is one of the most successful national teams in international competitions, having won four World Cups (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014), three European Championships (1972, 1980, 1996), and one Confederations Cup (2017).
Between 18, prior to the formation of a national team, there were five unofficial international matches between German and English selection teams, which all ended as large defeats for the German teams.
When playing favourites Hungary in the group stage, Germany lost 3–8.
West Germany met the Hungarian "Mighty Magyars" again in the final.