Germany's fourth World Cup triumph at Brazil 2014 proved a decade in the making. Here, we examine how England could emulate Joachim Low's men and arrest years of underachievement.
Germany's winless campaign at Euro 2004 precipitated Jurgen Klinsmann's ascent as the new national coach.
The former Tottenham striker quickly set about a wide-ranging overhaul not just of an ageing squad, but also an outdated footballing style.
Klinsmann challenged Germany to develop a team in the country's image: based on quick tempo and high quality.
Germany have used that style as a base ever since, centred around accuracy in technique.
England have sorely lacked the technical wherewithal for international success for nigh on a generation: a long-term strategic blueprint must be devised now, to be implemented at every junior-level side, as well as employed by the seniors.