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Wednesday, June 27, 2018|9:47 a.m.
KAZAN, Russia– Germany is out of the World Cup, the fourth defending champion in the last 5 tournaments to be removed in the group phase.
The four-time champions lost to South Korea 2-0 Wednesday, permitting a set of injury-time goals while understanding a 1-0 triumph would have been enough to advance because of the result in the other group match.
Germany ended up last in Group F while Sweden and Mexico advanced to the round of 16. South Korea was likewise eliminated in spite of the victory.
It was the first time Germany has been eliminated in the preliminary given that 1938.
Kim Young-gwon scored the first goal in the 3rd minute of injury time. Originally called out for offside, the objective was then given after video review.
Kid Heung-min made it 2-0 in the 6th minute of injury time after Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer came up the field to assist his colleagues outside the South Korea box. Kid tapped the ball into an empty internet after a long pass from Ju Se-jong.
Besides Germany this year, France in 2002, Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014 were the previous protecting champs to get eliminated in the group stage.
All four groups in the group had a possibility to advance in video games that were being played concurrently, but Sweden’s 3-0 lead over Mexico put Germany in prime position to move on too– if the Germans could score against the South Koreans.
That was the issue, for Germany.
Germany made a nervous start in Kazan, playing slower than it typically does to prevent being susceptible on the break. However the technique did not bring much success in the very first half.
The Germans kept peppering the South Korea box with safe crosses and it was their opponents that came close to scoring from a set piece in the 19th minute after Neuer cannot control a 25-meter free kick from Jung Woo-young.
The Germany keeper bobbled the ball and needed to swipe the rebound far from the assaulters after an incredible dive.
The Germans continued at the exact same pedestrian pace after halftime and Mesut Ozil had another poor display, with a lot of his passes uncompleted.
Germany coach Joachim Loew caused alternatives Mario Gomez and Thomas Mueller on either side of the 60-minute mark but his players kept offering the ball away, with the majority of their attacking combinations doing not have accuracy and speed.
Gomez had a decent header visited Jo in the 68th minute and might not properly get in touch with a low cross from Joshua Kimmich in the 72nd as Germany’s hopes vanished.