At the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, Germany and Sweden would be playing against each other on Saturday, June 23. Both teams from Group F would be meeting at the Sochi stadium by 7 pm.
FIFA World Ranking
According to the FIFA World ranking on 17 May 2018, German ranked on top of the list, while Swedish ranked on 23rd position in the list.
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Early History of Germany and Sweden Teams
The national football team of Germany also called Die Deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft or Die Mannschaft in the German language is the football team comprising of men that represents Germany in every international competition. The national team which has existed since 1908 is under the leadership of the German Football Association. This governing body is also called DeutscherFußball-Bund, and it was founded in 1900.
On the other hand, known to be svenska fotbollslandslaget in the Swedish language, the Sweden national football team represents Sweden in association football. They are under the leadership of the Swedish Football Association which is the body in charge of football in Sweden.
But before their formation, it is recorded that the German had five unofficial international matches played between 1899 and 1901. These matches took place between Germany and some selected English teams. Despite that, the unfortunate thing was that all these competitions ended in major defeats for them.
It was about eight years later that the German Football Association (DFB) was established. After which, the team had their first official match played under the umbrella of Germany on 5 April 1908 against Switzerland in Basel.
Appearances at FIFA World Cup Competitions
The first international competition that the Swedish football association would make an appearance in was when they played against Norway on 12 July 1908. Unfortunately for them, they lost the match in an 11-3 game. After that time, they yet again played against Great Britain, England, the Netherlands two times and Belgium but lost all the matches.
And for the German national football team, their history of appearing at international football competitions can be traceable to 1908. And ever since then, they are one of the most successful soccer teams acclaimed to have won the World Cup at four different times as well as European Championship cup on three different occasions.
Despite the major defeats they had experienced, Sweden made an appearance at the Summer Olympics for their first time and again lost the game in a 1-12 match to their Great Britain counterpart. As a result of this, it became the biggest loss the national team has recorded in their history.
While they got official voted into FIFA in 1907, the team made their first appearance at the FIFA World Cup tournament in 1934. And after then, so far, they have made a total number of eleven appearances. And being a member of Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), at the continental zonal tournaments, they have also made a total of six appearances.
Major Accomplishment by the Teams
Among the Americas, the German national football team is the only European nation who has won a FIFA World Cup in their history. Then, based on the FIFA World Cup that took place in 2014, the national team ended up as the only soccer team to have earned the highest Elo rating in all history. This was when they made a record-breaking 2,205 points.
They remain the only European nation who have so far made appearances at all World Cup competitions that they have been permitted to compete in. The only exception was when they were banned from competing in the 1950 tournament because of the role they were playing during the World War II.
On the other hand, since their participation in international football competitions, the Sweden national football team have emerged as the runners-up of the World Cup in 1958. Then, they finished in the third place two times which were 1950 and 1994. But before those periods, they had finished in the fourth place during the 1938 international competition.
Based on the UEFA European Championship record, German has played their way to earning various titles like being the champions for three times which are 1972, 1980 and 1996. They have also emerged as the runners-up three times while taking the third place on three occasions among others.
And for Sweden, at the UEFA European Championship cup, they had gotten to the Semi-final stage once in 1992. At the Olympic football tournament, they got a Gold Medal once in 1948 and Bronze Medal twice in 1924 and 1952.
At the FIFA Confederations Cup level, making an appearance at just three times, the German national team have won the cup once in 2017, but then, they finished at the third place in 2005.
Other Honorary Titles and Awards
So far, the Sweden team have emerged as the runners-up during the World Cup of 1958, and they equally took the third place two times in 1950 and 1994. Apart from this, they ended up in the fourth place once in 1938.
More so, the team made it to the Semi-final stage once which was during the UEFA European Championship of 1992. Then, they got a Gold Medal once in 1948 at the Olympic football tournament and a Bronze Medal two times in 1924 and 1952.
The German football team has emerged as the winners of the title on four different tournaments which are in 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014, while they have ended up as the runners-up also on four occasions which were in 1966, 1982, 1986 and 2002.
While the team has finished in the third place four times which are in 1934, 1970, 2006 and 2010; they had also finished in the fourth place once in 1958.
The German team had also won the UEFA European Championship title three times in 1972, 1980 and 1996 as well as the FIFA Confederations Cup once in 2017.