SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR
After a difficult build-up to the 2002 World Cup, Germany went all the way to the final only to suffer a painful defeat by Brazil in Yokohama
It was a fine line between success and failure and a feeling of what if. We relive that final in the company of Dietmar Hamann
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One to watch
No.19 - Mario Gotze
His move to Bayern Munich was used by numerous onlookers to be proof of all that is wrong with German football. Gotze's switch could help the national team in Brazil, though, having allowed him more time to play with many of his international team-mates.
Who to follow
No.19 - @MesutOzil1088
The Germany and Arsenal playmaker is nowhere near as prolific on social media as he is at providing goal assists but when he does take to twitter it is usually for a reason. Expect to get a behind-the-scenes look at the World Cup from one of the favourites.
World Cup greats
No.19 - Lothar Matthaus
No player has made more appearances in the history of the World Cup than Matthaus. The German midfielder played in an incredible five World Cups, including 25 matches and six goals. His crowning glory was captaining the side to victory in Italy in 1990.