Sports in Germany

Of all sports, football is the most popular. Germany has won the FIFA World Cup four times (1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014) and has hosted it twice in 1974 and 2006. Besides, Germany also has one of the most successful women's football teams in the world. They have won the Women's World Cup twice (2003, 2007). Over the years, the Germany women’s national team has developed into one of the best teams in Europe and has won European Championships on several occasions.

The 2006 World Cup was held in Germany

Sports in Germany

Germany is a country of sports enthusiasts and indeed a successful sporting nation. Around 28 million people in Germany are members of one of the more than 91,000 sports clubs. Alongside their sporting duties, the clubs also assume important social and inclusive roles. Particularly as regards youth work and integration they reinforce values such as fair play, team spirit, and tolerance.

Snowboarding in Germany

International Sports Promotion of the Federal Foreign Office

International Sports Promotion has been part of the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural relations and education activities abroad since 1961. Since then it has supported 1,400 short and long-term projects in over 100 developing countries. It primarily promotes women’s, 
disabled, and youth sports, to help integration. The Federal Foreign Office supports popular sporting ­projects across the globe.

Sports in Germany

Germany reach semi-final after thrilling shootout against Italy