Qatar is no longer alone. Germany joins the host and becomes the first team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup on their own merits. The Mannschaft will continue to expand its legend: only Brazil exceeds its 20 participations in World Cups. Since 1954 it has been present in all editions.
Germany had to win, and it did. He also needed a favor from Romania, who won 1-0 and put an end to Armenia's dream, to seal his pass. In the match against Macedonia they were far superior, but the goals did not arrive until the second half. Havertz opened the can, Werner scored a double and Musiala closed the game with the fourth.
Much of the credit goes to newcomer Hansi Flick. When Germany took over from Joachim Löw, it was third. However, five victories in five games with a balance of 18 goals in favor and one against have allowed him to seal the pass to the World Cup and equal the best historical start of the 'Mannschaft', precisely, in the hands of his predecessor.
The German team reached such a level of maturity that it became one of the main candidates to win the title. It is true, many of its players are young, and to them is added the experience of players of the stature of Thomas Muller or Manuel Neuer. However, the story is balanced with many young people who will be making their World Cup debut next year, in a team that has an average age of 26 among its players.