Friday, 16 November, 2018

Defending World Cup champ Germany eliminated by upset loss to South Korea

Time to step It’s time for Son Heung-min to step
Tamara Craig | 01 July, 2018, 10:24

A 1-0 reverse to Mexico suggested all was not well inside a team tipped by many to retain their World Cup title, and Wednesday's shock defeat to South Korea sends them packing from Russian Federation rock-bottom of their group.

Germany's exit brought the third consecutive World Cup in which the defending champions have gone out at the group stages, with Spain and Italy facing the same fate in 2014 and 2010 respectively.

But South Korea would score twice in injury time, first through Kim Young-gwon and then Son Heung-min when Germany and Manuel Neuer pushed for a way back.

Germany's failure to make the round of 16 came as Mexico went down to eventual Group F leaders Sweden, who smashed the Central Americans 3-0 in Yekaterinburg.

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

The loss capped off Germany's most disappointing campaign of recent times and continuing the mythical "curse of the World Cup champion". The disappointment is deep inside me.

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Germany players react after a missed chance during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. For years to come, Kazan, a city on the Volga River in southwest Russian Federation, will be associated with miracles in South Korea, and with nightmares in Germany.

The loss against the world's No. 1 team would have forced South Korea to return home with three straight losses. Originally called out for offside, the goal was given after video review. "We lost but we're in the next round", Alcocer said, "So, we're very happy". Sweden's comprehensive lead over Mexico put Germany into prime position to advance as well - provided the Germans could score against the South Koreans.

The South Koreans were hit with 16 fouls and four yellow cards, as they fought to find a way to do what many in the sporting world believed was impossible.

After failing to find a way past superb Korea 'keeper Jo Hyeonwoo in the second half, Germany could only look on in shock as USA referee Mark Geiger called for the video assistant referee to intervene after the unmarked Kim Younggwon had bundled his shot past Neuer from a corner early in stoppage time.

The goal was awarded because Toni Kroos' touch had played him onside, and minutes later Germany were 2-0 down after Neuer ran up the pitch in a desperate attempt to get a goal.

Loew, who recently signed a contract extension, said he would take time to consider his future.

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