With a 4-0 win over North Macedonia on Monday, Germany has secured a spot in the 2022 World Cup.
With two games left to play, the former world champions have claimed first place in their qualifying Group J.
Timo Werner’s two second-half goals, as well as one each from Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala, gave Germany a 21-point lead.
Romania is in second place with 13 points after two games.
All group winners are guaranteed a spot in the tournament in Qatar.
“It was ideal in terms of the end effect.” We got what we wanted, qualifying as early as possible, and now we’ve won five straight,” said coach Hans Flick, who took over for Joachim Low earlier this year.