The German national team was last in a final more than nine years ago. Cross Schürrle, shot Götze, Germany beats Argentina 1-0 and is world champion. Back then on the sidelines in the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro: assistant coach Hansi Flick.
Now Flick has reached his next endgame, but one that he probably would have liked to do without. This Saturday (8:45 p.m., RTL) the DFB team he oversees meets Japan. If the game is lost and the team fails to impress against France three days later, he will no longer be in office.
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