2013 was yet another great year for Germany, the 2006 World Champions. Building on an incredible 2012 which saw the side become Olympic Champions for the second time in succession, the team coached by Markus Weise powered to glory at the Tri Finance Euro Hockey Nations continental championships before taking a first place finish at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johor Bahru. As well as this, the under-21 team produced a string of sensational performances to win the Hero Hockey Junior World Cup in New Delhi (IND), providing plenty of evidence that the European giants are likely to remain a global force for many years to come.

2013 was yet another great year for Germany
2013 was yet another great year for Germany

At the start of 2014, a weakened Germany team could only manage a disappointing 7th place finish at the Hero Hockey World League Final in New Delhi, India. However, you can be certain that the Olympic Gold medallists will be back to their very best in The Hague. The 18-player squad named for the event contains some of the game’s most gifted players, including sensational strikers Christopher Zeller and Florian Fuchs as well as world class defenders Max Müller and Martin Häner.

Another player worth noting is 20-year-old Christopher Rühr, an explosive game-changer who netted nine goals at the Junior World Cup before being named 2013 FIH Young Player of the Year. Sadly, the Hockey World Cup has arrived too soon for 2012 FIH Player of the Year Moritiz Fürste, who misses the event after failing to sufficiently recover from a cruciate ligament injury sustained in March. However, two other injury hit players have made the squad, with Oliver Korn and Tobias Hauke both being named. Korn has recovered from an appendix operation in February, while 2013 FIH Player of the Year Hauke is likely to play the event wearing a protective mask after suffering a facial injury in training.

Best World Cup results:

Gold in 1978 (Buenos Aires), 2002 (Kuala Lumpur) and 2006 (Mönchengladbach).

They have taken part in 12 previous Wold Cups.

FIH World Ranking:


28-04-2014: Moritz Furste recovering well
30-03-2014: Meet Tobias Hauke
25-03-2014: German preparations on schedule
24-03-2014: This is: Germany!
06-03-2014: Mortiz Furste to miss World Cup
04-07-2013: German and English men qualify

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