“Germalny can never conquer Russia”- this has become an eternal truth now as the defending champion Germany failed to qualify for the Round of 16. Asian giant South Korea defeated them by 2-0 today and did the biggest upset of FIFA WC 2018.
The defending Champion team never really looked conformable from the very first match where Mexico defeated them by 1-0. Even in the pre-world cup friendlies, they looked off colour . Starting with a loss, they won the 2nd match against Sweden by the added time stunner of Kroos. However, arguably the toughest group of this WC witnessed a perfect Nail-biting finish today.
Germany needed to win it against south Korea to qualify for the RO 16 with a little bit calculations. In the other match, where Sweden beat Mexico by 3-0 , made it easy for Germans as they just had to defeat the Asian team. But in the added time, South Korea scored 2 goals from counter attack and knocked the defending champions out from the tournament. Kim Young-Gown and Son Heung-Min scored the two goals.
Germany missed a lot of chances in the game. Korean keeper H.W Cho made some spectacular saves. After 2006 and 2010 now 2014 champions are also got knocked out from the group stage . Mexico and Sweden qualified from the group F.