The Austria national football team have a good history in world cup competitions. They have qualified to date for a total of seven world cups, but not since 1998. Considering how many world cup finals the Austria national football team have qualified for it is interesting to note they have only qualified for one European championships, and that was when they co-hosted the tournament with Switzerland in 2008.
The Austria national football team have a long history in international football. It has not been a smooth journey, however, to the modern day side. After enjoying a successful decade in the 1930s as part of the Austria-Hungary empire, in 1938 they were forced to withdraw from the world cup finals tournament. The country had become annexed to Nazi-Germany and were forced to play as part of the German national side.