Germany is going home from FIFA 2018

June 28, 2018

Ohhh…. Nooo…. It’s unbelievable that the defending FIFA world cup champions and top tournament favorites ( FIFA ranking #1) had to end their journey in Russia 2018 world cup. It was really a sad sad story for German fans as Germany lost 0-2 in their final group stage match against South Korea. It is the first time ever in world cup history, Germany was eliminated from group stage matches since group stage format was introduced. This is the sixth time in history has a defending champion crashed out in world cup and it is 3 rd in a row since 2010 ( 2010 – Italy, 2014 – Spain,2018 – Germany). With the Sweden’s 3-0 victory over Mexicans, Sweden reached top of the list in Group F and left Mexicans at second place. With this defeat Germany drop themselves to last and lifted South Korea to 3 rd place.

Throughout the game, Germany had plenty of unutilized chances including few missed headers by Hummels. @ 90+3’, South Korean player Y G Kim scored a controversial goal which was lately declared as a clear goal, making Germany’s 2018 world cup dream merely a dream. South Korea’s play was good enough to score their second goal @ 90+6’ (by H M Son) after Germany pushed their goal keeper Neur to forward. It became an unforgettable and perfect match for S.Korean goal keeper H W Jo as his efforts were good enough to block continuous German attack. Finally, his efforts made him the man of the match.