But they, like your statemnt, don't tell the whole story. And as noted, there are new people viewing this thread for the first time who may be new to the sport and want to learn more about the World Cup. Context and clarity is all some of us are asking for. "Germany did not reach the quarterfinals of the 1950 World Cup." So how far did Germany get in the 1950 World Cup? Better still, which eight countries did reach the quarterfinals of the 1950 World Cup?