Football: World No.1 Germany arrives in Tbilisi (VIDEO)

A Georgian fan hugging Bastian Schweinsteiger at the Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi. Photo by N. Gelashvili., 28 Mar 2015 - 22:42, Tbilisi,Georgia

The best football team in the world has arrived in Tbilisi to challenge Georgia in a European Championship qualifier match.

The German side, current world champions, were warmly met by Georgian fans at Tbilisi International Airport last night. As soon as the world champions landed, they went to the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel where they will stay during their visit.

The German side released a video depicting the champions’ voyage through Tbilisi on their official Facebook page.

Watch the full video here.

Below, watch a video of a young Georgian fan meeting his idol Bastian Schweinsteiger at Dinamo Arena earlier today.

The Germans will go head-to-head with Georgia tonight, March 29. The game will kick off at 8pm at Georgia’s main Dinamo Arena in the centre of Tbilisi.

Current FIFA world rankings place Germany number one in the world, while Georgia ranks 126th.

The German side are the favourites but German man Sepp Herberger once said: "The ball is round and the game lasts for 90 minutes". Locals are being encouraged to attend the match, support their national team and watch world-class football.

Coincidentally, exactly 20 years ago on March 29, 1995, Georgia and Germany met in Tbilisi for the 1996 European Championship qualifier. Germany won that game 2-nil.

Georgia and Germany are both in Group D of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying tournament, which will be held in France over a month from June 10 to July 10, 2016. Other teams in Group D include Ireland, Poland, Scotland and Gibraltar.

For the first time, the UEFA Euro 2016, will include 24 teams, with the top two from each Group and top-ranking third place teams eligible to advance to the top 16, when it becomes a knock-out competition.

The inaugural tournament in France was held in 1960 and was a four-team affair, involving four matches played over five days at two venues. For UEFA Euro 2016, 24 sides will contest 51 games over 32 days at ten venues across France.