Photo Gallery Mannschaft Diversity

The German football team plays Argentina on Saturday. A team of ruthless, Teutonic automatons versus a group of hot-blooded provocateurs? Not exactly. This German team, with their unusual ethnic mix, their youth and their flair, are one of the most beloved and sympathetic national teams ever.
1 / 20
Foto: Julian Stratenschulte/ dpa
2 / 20
Foto: Uwe Lein/ APN
3 / 20
Foto: A. Jones/ Getty Images
4 / 20
Foto: DPA
5 / 20
Foto: Nuno Veiga/ dpa
6 / 20
Foto:

Johannes Galert/ dpa

7 / 20
Foto: Bernd Weissbrod/ dpa
8 / 20
Foto: Arne Dedert/ dpa
9 / 20
Foto: FABRICE COFFRINI/ AFP
10 / 20
Foto: A9999 DB Alexander Hassenstein/ dpa
11 / 20
Foto: Marcus Brandt/ dpa
12 / 20
Foto: AP
13 / 20
Foto: INA FASSBENDER/ REUTERS
14 / 20
Foto: dapd
15 / 20
Foto: ddp
16 / 20
Foto: Sascha Schuermann/ ddp
17 / 20
Foto: ALEXANDER HASSENSTEIN/ AP
18 / 20
Foto: JOHN MACDOUGALL/ AFP
19 / 20
Foto: FABIAN BIMMER/ AFP
20 / 20
Foto: TOBIAS SCHWARZ/ REUTERS