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Defending Champion Germany eliminated from the 2018 World Cup


A football match expected with high voltage just came to an end. There was a historic defeat of Germany against South Korea. The 2: 0 meant at the same time the Aus in the preliminary round.

The result surprises at first glance, but in the end it reflects the performance of the German team.

The 2014 World Champion had more chances to score for much of the first half. Once again, however, the team trained by Löw remained below their potential, especially on the defensive, the Germans were often error-prone. A better chance for the opening goal found South Korea. Goalkeeper star Manuel Neuer could not hold on a free-kick properly, substitute captain Son was very close to score.

After that, the game stagnated until the break, although mostly in the half of Asians, but the Germans failed to play out compelling opportunities. Shortly before the break, the South Koreans again succeeded in putting pressure in offense. A shot by Son, however, went wide left past the goal (45. + 3).


Immediately after the restart, the newcomer Goretzka, missed a huge chance by header (47.). The Germans tightened the pace after this warning shot. Timo Werner put in the 51th minute a sharp shot just past the left of the gate. A header from substitute Mario Gomez was then too central (68.).

The late goals were scored by Kim Young-gwon (93) and Son Heung-min (96).

Nobody expected this before the World Cup in Russia! Germany has suffered a historic disgrace. For the first time in World Cup history, the German national team was eliminated in the preliminary round. A 2-0 defeat by South Korea in Kazan on Wednesday was too little for the rise, after Sweden defeated the Mexicans 3-0 in parallel play.

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