German midfielder Sami Khedira made his debut for the senior team during a friendly game against South Africa.His first game for the four-time world champions took place on September 5, 2009. He played for the final 17 minutes of the game. Khedira was subbed on for Simon Rolfes against the South Africans.

Sami Khedira was part of the German squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Africa. He was named as a replacement for the injured Michael Ballack ahead of South Africa 2010 by manager Joachim Low. The retired German international featured for his country seven times in South Africa and was substituted twice. Khedira was part of the German team that finished in third place at the end of the tournament.

Khedira featured for Germany in five friendly games before the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Africa. His first competitive game for Germany was against Australia in the first group game. Sami Khedira scored his first goal for Germany in the third/fourth place playoff against South American nation Uruguay. The midfielder scored the winning goal eight minutes from time as Germany sealed third place via a 3-2 win.

Ex-Bayern Munich, Hertha Berlin and Real Madrid midfielder Khedirawas named in the team of the tournament at the 2012 edition of the European Championship as Germany reached the last four.He had earlier featured in eight qualifying games from the start ahead of the Euro 2012 tournament as he helped his country top their qualifying group with ten wins from ten games. Khedira was involved in every minute as Germany went all the way to the semis at the tournament proper. He was amongst the goals in the 4-2 win over Greece in the quarterfinals.

Khedira was part of the Germany team that won the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.


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