Germany and Argentina are two national teams that have had notable impact in the FIFA World Cups. As such, they have played a few games between them in that cup and others. They played their first match in 1958, and then the Germans ran out 3 - 1 winners. That was the first, and there have been some great games played between the teams.

In the 1966 FIFA World Cup, Germany and Argentina were in the same group. During that game, nether team could score as the match ended all square at 0 - 0. For both teams that was satisfactory as they both made it through to the quarter-finals; although it ensured that Argentina first came up against the eventual champions England.

In the 1986 World Cup, both West Germany and Argentina were in form. Maradona inspired Argentina, especially in the quarter-final clash with England in which the star scored a fantastic second goal. Then Maradona dribbled the ball past much of the England team to score the winning goal. The Germans did not have a comparable player, but were a solid team that few could match in '86.

Both teams made it to the at the Azteca Stadium. In the first half Argentina went ahead, and held that lead until halftime. After the break a second Argentina goal seemed to have ensured victory. But the game was far from over, and the Germans scored two goals later in the half from a couple of corner-kicks. A few minutes after Germany had equalized, Burruchaga was played through and scored a decisive goal for the South Americans. The game ended 3 - 2, and Argentina were world champions.

Argentina vs Germany teams

In Italia '90 both Argentina and West Germany met again in the final. This game was not a classic, and during the match the referee sent two of Argentina's players off. By the final whistle they had just nine on the pitch. Shortly before the second sending off, Germany was given a penalty that was duly converted. With little more than five minutes to play they held out victory.

When the FIFA World Cup came to Germany their team reached the semifinals. Among the games they played was a quarter-final clash with Argentina, a team that had played some great soccer in the finals. Shortly after the break Argentina went in front, but with little more than 10 minutes to play the Germans equalized. That goal ensured the match went into extra-time, and then penalties. The Germans did not miss a penalty, and so they made it through to the semi-finals. As of yet Germany have not been beaten in a penalty shoot-out in the World Cup finals.

Germany played Argentina in the quarter-final in South Africa. Germany had already thrashed England, and they would do the same in this game with Argentina. With the first few minutes they gained the lead that was further extended in the second half. Within little more than a 20 minute period the Germans were rampant, scoring a further three goals before the end of the game. That made the score 4 - 0, and so the game was a clear victory for the Germans.

Germany became world champions again in another World Cup final game against Argentina in Brazil. There were no goals during the regular 90 minutes as both teams spurned chances. However, Gotze scored a terrific winner in extra-time to seal victory for the Germans.

Those were the FIFA World Cup games played between them, and in addition to this they have met in the Confederation Cups and friendly internationals. In these matches the Germans generally have the better record. However, in most of the games there hasn't been much between the two sides.