Germany crash out as Korea Republic end on high

Germany crash out as Korea Republic end on high

Reigning champions Germany are out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after falling to a stunning 2-0 loss to Korea Republic at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday.

Germany who beat Argentina to win the World Cup in 2014, opened their campaign in Russian Federation with a 1-0 defeat to Mexico.

His planning for the match has been further complicated by a calf injury ruling out midfielder Ki Sung-yueng, the South Korea captain joining full back Park Joo-ho (hamstring) in the treatment room.

South Korea scored both of their goals during stoppage time, the first of which was initially disallowed for offside but that decision was overturned after a video review.

Besides Germany this year, France in 2002, Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014 were the previous defending champions to get eliminated in the group stage. "For us, this is a huge disappointment".

Midfielders - Julian Brandt, Julian Draxler, Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil, Marco Reus, Sebastian Rudy. They may finally get into gear in this match.

The pattern of the first half was as expected, with Germany trying to set the tempo and the South Koreans looking to hit them on the break. But the strategy did not bring much success in the first half. The Arsenal playmaker took up some good positions between the lines but had more impact defensively, combining well with Marco Reus and Timo Werner to win the ball in unsafe positions for Germany.

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Sweden are an effective passing side that could potentially frustrate the Germans.

"We decided in the DFB executive committee before the World Cup to offer a contract extension", DFB boss Reinhard Grindel told Frankfurt-based newspaper FAZ.

Long-serving striker Mario Gomez came off the bench to add more steel up front, but the closest he came to a goal was a weak header straight at Hyun-woo.

In a game of seismic proportions, defending champions Germany bowed out of the World Cup with a whimper on Wednesday (June 27). Germany, meanwhile, finish bottom.

Had Mexico defeated Sweden in the other Group F game then Korea would have progressed to the second round but the Swedes won 3-0 to ensure that Korea head home. Germany, one of the pre-tournament favorites, was out.

"We need a couple of hours to see things clearly", Loew said.

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