Arsenal trailed 0-1 at the start of extra time, then Eddie Kelly equalized and Charlie George scored the winning goal. Norris is well aware of the problems with Woolwich Arsenal's location and wants to increase the club's income. After two solid performances, the club created another surprise in 2001 by finishing in 6th place, again qualifying for Europe. For the United States zone, the ten teams in the race are as follows: FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Benfica, Fiorentina, Los Angeles Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, San José Earthquakes and Club América. It achieves a brilliant first round with an attack clearly above the other teams (4-1 victories against Yugoslavia, 5-1 against the United Arab Emirates and a draw without stake for the FRG against Colombia 1-1). In the round of 16 against the Netherlands, it logically won 2-1 before beating Czechoslovakia 1-0 in the quarter-finals. But Berti Vogts still allows Germany to win Euro 1996 in England, the first European championship to be played with sixteen teams. But Germany is no longer scary: proof at the 1999 Confederations Cup in Mexico where it was beaten by Brazil (0-4), beat New Zealand (2-0, goals from Lothar Matthäus and Michael Preetz ) and lost to the United States (0-2) in the first round.
She won her round of 16 against Mexico (2-1) but received a "slap" (0-3) in her quarter-final against surprising Croatia. Despite everything, the Mexicans had a good 1998 World Cup. Second in their group behind the Netherlands (against whom they draw two goals everywhere), and ahead of Belgium (2-2) and South Korea (whom they beat three goals to one), Mexico qualifies for the knockout stages. Germany qualified for their seventh World Cup final but then found themselves without a key player in the team, Michael Ballack, indispensable in midfield and who scored the winning goals against the United States and South Korea. On July 9, 2006, the World Cup final pitted French players in Berlin against Italy, which defeated Germany in the other semi-final. 1-0 is also the score by which the Germans won against the United States in the quarter-finals and then against South Korea, who played at home in the semi-finals. In the quarter-finals, they won 2-1 against Croatia and eliminated the English in the semi-finals on penalties after a 1-1 draw. In the final in London on June 30, they find the Czechs they had beaten in the first round.
A Cameroonian player is expelled in turn and ten against ten Germany forces the decision and wins 2-0, union berlin jersey thus finishing first in the group. Germany is therefore not yet qualified and is playing its last pool match against Cameroon. On the last day of the group stage, the Germans were held in check by Finland and thus did not benefit from the draw between England and Greece. England qualify directly on a better goal difference and Germany must play in the play-offs against Ukraine. Against Paraguay in the round of 16, the Germans won in the last minutes of regulation time (1-0) thanks to Oliver Neuville. It was undecided for a long time, Ronaldo creating a few chances at the end of the first half and Oliver Neuville sending a direct free kick to the post of the Brazilian goalkeeper at the start of the second period. In the first round, they beat the United States (2-0), scored two goals against Yugoslavia (2-2) and beat Iran (2-0), thus finishing at the top of their group. Germany benefits from a favorable draw and finds itself placed in a group within its reach in the first round of the 2002 World Cup. It starts the Asian World Cup by "atomizing" Saudi Arabia (8-0), with in particular a hat-trick from Miroslav Klose with a header, taking advantage of the Saudis' weakness in aerial play.
But Euro 2000 turns into a fiasco for the Germans who are eliminated in the first round: a 1-1 draw against Romania, a 0-1 defeat against England, revenge of Euro 1996, on a header from Alan Shearer and above all a humiliation (0-3) against Portugal which aligns its B team because they have already qualified for the quarter-finals. And indeed, the beginnings in the Euro are sluggish: draw 1-1 against the Netherlands and especially the Germans are held in check by Latvia (0-0), a team which only participates in its first major competition official. At the 1998 World Cup in France, she failed in the quarter-finals (by fielding a team with the oldest average age in a final phase for a German selection). In the final, the FRG took revenge on Argentina (1-0, goal by Andreas Brehme), who had beaten them four years earlier in the Mexican World Cup final. He refers to the Prussian socialism of Werner Sombart or to the theories of Ernst Niekisch or Karl Otto Paetel, eminent writers and theoreticians of the German conservative Revolution, who were hostile to the Weimar Republic but also to the Nazi regime and then to the two regimes of the FRG and the GDR.