Sunday, 18 November, 2018

South Korean KO - Dark day for defending champions

Germany's Toni Kroos celebrates his winner against Sweden Toni Kroos has kept Germany's World Cup dream alive
Chelsea Rogers | 01 July, 2018, 07:32

Champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea on Wednesday that eliminated them in the opening round for the first time in 80 years.

Four minutes later German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was tackled as he roamed deep into South Korea's half, with a long ball giving Son Heung-Min the chance to slot home into an empty net from close range.

Meanwhile, Sweden finished top of Group F on goal difference after the win against Mexico, with both teams on six points.

With Germany's loss, Sweden and Mexico advance from Group F. Sweden beat Mexico 3-0 in their match, which was played concurrently with the South Korean shocker.

In the first half, Germany controlled the ball 75 percent of the time, while South Korea had the best shots on goal.

Germany is out of the World Cup, the fourth defending champion in the last five tournaments to be eliminated during the group stages.

"I think that all of us weren't up for it and did not have the absolute will to show that we wanted to tear something down here at the World Cup", Neuer said. It was a stunning result, both for the team that had come to Russian Federation as the world's No. 1 and for South Korea, which wasn't listed in the top 50 when this tournament began.

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They soon followed it up with another 1-0 victory over a determined Saudi Arabian side with help of a Luis Suarez goal. Oddsmakers have installed Group B runner-up Portugal as the slightest of favorites over Group A victor Uruguay .

Failure to qualify for the World Cup knockout rounds would significantly dent Loew's reputation after 12 years as head coach but his job is understood to be safe after he signed a contract extension until 2022 last month.

As tests go, this could be the toughest yet for Korea Republic in their bid to keep their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia campaign alive.

German defender Mats Hummels said the early exit was "really bitter" for his side.

Two minutes into stoppage time, South Korea's Kim Young-gwon opened the scoring after German players failed to clear the ball. Initially flagged offside, the goal has finally been allowed after a VAR review.

"I have to say that we qualified because we beat Germany and Korea, but nevertheless I am very hurt", coach Juan Carlos Osorio said.

Ozil has been heavily criticised throughout the tournament and was dropped for the 2-1 win over Sweden last week.

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