FIFA 2018: Germany Heads Out At 1st Phase For First Time Since 1938


Moscow: Defending champions Germany were knocked out of the World Cup after a humiliating 0-2 loss at the hands of Korea Republic in their final Group F fixture at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday.

Both goals came in the stoppage time with Kim Young-Gwon (90’+2 minutes) and Son Heung-Min (90’+6 minutes) scoring for Korea Republic. The Koreans were solid defensively specially their goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo, who thwarted all German shots that came at him. Germany were poor with their finishing and their lack of coordination in that match was visible in their lacklustre passing. Matt Hummels missed three chances to give the Germans a victory but fate had other plans as they were eliminated by Korea Republic

Korea Republic kept Germany under check as the first half between them ended goalless in their final Group F clash at the Kazan Arena. Son Heung-min came closest to scoring but he over hit the ball that parried over the German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s head.

Germany initially enjoyed possession but Korea Republic got into the game later. Both teams had no attacking intent early on but Korea Republic looked more likely to open the scoring. Germany’s Matt Hummels had a chance to bury the ball into the back of the net but his shot was saved by the South Korean keeper in the 38th minute.