Germany have missed out in playing only once in the world cup final ever. A world cup final without Germany, Brazil, Italy and Argentina is unthinkable.
They have played the final 7 times and lost it 4 times.
Please note the 2002 world cup final was held in Japan and not Germany.
Germany has played the final match seven times and won only three times. Brazil is the only other country to have played the world cup final match seven times as well, but it has won it five times.
Germany and Brazil
The 1974 final was played between west Germany and Holland, and West Germany won the onew world cup for the rfirst time.