A 3-2 victory over the Netherlands in the match for fifth place at the UEFA U-17 Championship gave Germany a place at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Korea.
The young Germans had second half substitute Richard Sukuta-Pasu to thank for their qualification in a competitive encounter in Belgium. The striker came on at half-time with his team 2-1 behind, but scored two goals in the 61st and 76th minutes to take his team through.
Germany took the lead in the 18th minute through Toni Kroos, but found themselves pegged back first through Patrick van Aanolt and then Marko Matic.
Sukuta-Pasu scored his first goal just after the hour mark. He collected a right-wing pass from Henning Sauerbier and fired a right-footed shot low into the centre of the net from 12 yards. His second was a towering header from a Kroos corner with only four minutes left on the clock.
Paul Schomann's side join Belgium, England, France and Spain as qualifiers from UEFA and are the final team to book their place at the tournament which takes place from 18 August to 9 September. Japan, Korea DPR, Tajikistan and Syria are the representatives from the AFC, while Nigeria, Togo, Ghana and Tunisia make up the CAF quartet.
Costa Rica, Haiti, Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago and the USA will represent CONCACAF, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru qualified from CONMEBOL, New Zealand from the OFC and Korea Republic as hosts.