Germany will be making its 17th appearance in the World Cup, having won three times, finishing second four times, and third four times. The Germans only missed the inaugural 1930 World Cup and the 1950 tournament, which they were banned from for WWII.
Entering Brazil, Germany is considered to be one of the top contenders. The team will have to navigate the “Group of Death,” which also features Portugal, Ghana, and the USA. Odds to advance from the group stage for Germany are set at -175, and the team’s major competition is expected to be Portugal.
Following is a detailed preview of this year’s squad, as well as Germany World Cup odds, courtesy of BetDSI.