Germany (Group F)

FIFA World Ranking: 2

Players to Watch: Juergen Klinsmann (F), Oliver Bierhoff (F), Juergen Kohler (D)

Prospects: Germany showed that they are the class of European soccer with its win in the 1996 European Championships in England. Now they have the opportunity to display their abilities on a world-wide stage. Their experienced squad will be one of the most feared teams in France. This will be captain Juergen Klinsmann's farewell tour and he'll want to go out with a flourish. Also, you can expect the powerful Oliver Bierhoff to dominate up front.

First Round opponents: United States (6/15), Yugoslavia (6/21), Iran (6/25)

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