This news comes as a devastating shock to Germany’s fans as the defending champions of the Cup have crashed out of the game. After an unexpected turnout with South Korea, the German team has lost 2-0. Read on for further details.
A goal in added time by South Korean player Kim Young-Gwon and the second goal right before the final whistle by Son Heung-min closed the 2 point deal for the South Korean Team. Kim Young-Gwon’s deadlock-breaking point was ruled out as offside but was confirmed with Video Assistance Referee. The four-time World Cup winners, Germany, lost to South Korea with 0 points.
Germany And South Korea’s Starting Line-Ups:
For South Korea: (4-4-2) Jo Hyeon-woo; Lee Yong, Yun Young-sun, Kim Young-Gwon, Hong Chul; Lee Jae-sung, Jung Woo-young, Jang Hyun-soo, Moon Seon-min; Koo Ja-Cheol, Son Heung-min (capt). South Korea’s team was accompanied by their coach Shin Tae-Yong.
For Germany: (4-2-3-1) Manuel Neuer (capt); Joshua Kimmich, Mats Hummels, Niklas Suele, Jonas Hector; Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos; Leon Goretzka, Mesut Ozil, Marco Reus; Timo Werner. Team Germany was accompanied by their coach Joachim Loew. The referee for the match was Mark Geiger from the USA.
Players And Team News
Germany didn't waste any time…
The squad left Kazan Arena and went straight for the airport. pic.twitter.com/UekmhaEuWj
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 27, 2018
Although Germany’s forward Thomas Meuller was dropped, his fellow partners Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil were recalled to make the starting line up. Thomas Meuller failed to scare in the last two matches Germany played against.
In the South Korean side, Captain Ki Sung-Yeung was benched because of a calf strain. Son Heung-min would wear the captain’s armband for the team. Jung Woo-young took the captain’s place in the midfield.
To thank their players for beating Germany and helping the Mexican team advance, the official beer @EstrellaJalisco delivered beer to the South Korean embassy in Washington DC today. pic.twitter.com/J3DEbKKG2D
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 27, 2018
Germany has been knocked out in the opening round for the first time in 80 years. “I cannot say why this was for us,” Captain of Team Germany, Joachim Loew told reporters. “It was a bit of overconfidence ahead of Mexico – that we can press the button and win.” He states that the team needs to congratulate their opponents. The captain also added, “We didn’t deserve to win the title again, we didn’t deserve to get into the last 16. We wanted to win but we didn’t have what it takes.”
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