Paris, October 17: Germany's 2-1 Nations League away to world champions France on Tuesday (October 16) saw them suffer a sixth loss in a single calendar year for the first time ever.
It has been a woeful year for Germany's national team, with off-field controversy and a shambolic World Cup campaign attracting headlines for the wrong reason.
But two of their most crucial defeats came in Russia, as they lost 1-0 to Mexico in their opening group game and were then dumped out before the knockout phase as a result of a 2-0 reverse at the hands of South Korea.
Their other two losses were to Brazil and Austria in pre-World Cup friendlies.
Nevertheless, it consigned them to successive competitive defeats for the first time since 2000.