Germany has been the most successful European national team at international competitions, having won a total of 3 World Cups and 3 European championships. The German national football team (Die deutsche Nationalmannschaft) has won the World Cup three times, behind only Brazil (five titles) and Italy (four titles). It has finished as runners-up four times, two more than any other side. The Germans have qualified for every European Championship tournament except for the very first EC they entered in 1968.
Entering the 21st century, Germany remains one of the few national teams known as one of the best national sides in the world and a team that almost always reach the later rounds of major tournaments.
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