World Cup 2018: Germany Suffer unexpected defeat by South Korea

The four-time world cup winners Germany, who hasn’t experienced elemination in group stage matches since 1938 had a shock blow from south korea on Wednesday,27th june at Kazan.

Kim Young-gwon’s 92nd-minute goal, was approved after a video assistant referee decision, which led the defending champions Germany out of the tournament.

Then six minutes into additional time, Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer moved into the other side of his opponent to create a chance of goal which unfortunately gave Ju Se-jong control of the ball, launched it forward and Son Heung-min tapped into an empty net to make it two nil.

This the first time that Germany has not qualified from the group stage matches since 1938.

Sweden topped the group with six points plus three goals, and Mexico second with same six points but one goal, and South Korea third with three points plus no goal, and the deafending champion Germany with three points minus two goal, which made them fall at the buttom of group F.

According to Joachim Low, we have lost “everything we’ve built” and deflected questions on his own future after their World Cup exit.

“It was too soon to discuss whether he should be the man to lead Germany through Euro 2020 qualifying which starts later this year”.

“We didn’t deserve to win the World Cup, and we didn’t deserve to move into the last 16,” he said. “We were eliminated today not because we didn’t want to win, but because our team wanted to win as you saw, but we never had a chance really to take the lead at any point.

“Those past years since 2006, we’ve been in the final four, the final, or even won. But this time round we have to say we didn’t put in a performance like normal. We have to accept that. The disappointment of being eliminated is huge.

“Where do we go from here? We’ll have to go from here. It would be premature for me to say anything at this point, but we will talk calmly about it.”

South Korea’s goalkeeper Cho Hyeon-woo made a fine one-handed save from Leon Goretzka’s header and Timo Werner volleyed wide from near the penalty shot.

Mats Hummels headed over the top when unmarked six yards out in the closing stages, before South Korea’s two late goals.

This means Germany’s hopes of becoming the first team to retain the World Cup since Brazil’s victories in 1958 and 1962 ended in disgrace.