Four years on, Joachim Low's side remains the ones to beat after another impressive qualifying campaign as well as winning the Confederations Cup despite sending what is effectively their second team to the latter tournament.
The four-times world champions have been drawn in Group F in next year's tournament where they are placed together with Sweden, Mexico and South Korea.
The last time Germany met South Korea in a World Cup was the tournament which saw the former crushed the hopes of the host nation in reaching the final.
Now years-old, Riedle is expectant of another big World Cup outing for the Germans although he's cautious of what the likes of Sweden and South Korea could bring to the party.
Sweden eliminated Germany this year. I don't know too much about South Korea team. Even the Germany national team coach said you'll never know what comes up.
If they qualified for the World Cup, they must be a strong team. We didn't know anything about the players but in the second half we knew everything because they were strong and battled us very good.
We were lucky to win in that game. So I'm sure they will also have a good team this time around. Riedle is under no illusion as to what would constitute a failure for Germany - if they were sent packing in the group stage itself.
He also played for Lazio in Italy and Liverpool in England. A German international for six years, Riedle represented the country in two World Cups — winning the edition — and Euro Born in Weiler im Allgäu , Swabia , Riedle started his senior career in the Bayernliga with FC Augsburg ,  being club top scorer in the —86 season with a total of 20 goals.
After his team's relegation, as last , Riedle nonetheless signed with SV Werder Bremen , led by legendary Otto Rehhagel , and netted 18 times in his first season second-best in the league behind Jürgen Klinsmann , and 24 overall to help the club win the national title.
During his three-year spell with the Hanseatic he scored 58 goals all competitions comprised, and appeared in back-to-back German Cup finals, losing both and finding the net in the edition — opening the score in a 1—4 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
In the summer, Riedle moved to S. Lazio of Italy for a transfer fee of 13 million DM. During his stint with the Roman the club failed to win any silverware or reach any final, and his best output occurred in the —92 campaign when he scored 13 goals in 29 games  for an eventual 10th-place finish in Serie A ; for two of his three years, he shared teams with countryman Thomas Doll.
Riedle returned to Germany in and joined Borussia Dortmund. In , Riedle joined Liverpool in the Premier League. He was irregularly used during his stint at Anfield , especially after the phasing-in of year-old Michael Owen.
In late September , year-old Riedle moved to Fulham where, along with his old Reds manager Roy Evans , he would serve as caretaker manager until the end of — after Paul Bracewell 's dismissal.
Before the end of the following season — where he eventually netted once from 14 appearances to help Fulham to top flight promotion — he announced his retirement.
Selected by coach Franz Beckenbauer for the finals in Italy as a backup to Klinsmann and Rudi Völler , he contributed with four games as the national team won its third title , starting once due to suspension to the latter.
One of Riedle's most memorable matches for Germany came during the UEFA Euro semi-final against Sweden , in which he netted two goals in a 3—2 triumph, eventually being the tournament's joint-top scorer.
He gained a total of 42 caps , scoring on 16 occasions. Riedle married Gabriele and fathered three children, Alessandro , who is also a professional footballer, Dominic and Vivien-Joana.
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