Germany crash out of World Cup after South Korea defeat
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 27, 2018,
Jun 27, 2018, 19:57
The only time Germany were knocked out in the early stages was way back in 1938 World Cup, where they went down 4-2 against Switzerland in a replay. He provided far more cut and thrust than he had against Sweden, and the entire attack looked better as a result.
Germany held its breath, and Toni Kroos delivered.
Germany were far from flawless against the Swedes.
There will be plenty of selection questions for Joachim Low to answer after Germany's starting XI on Saturday failed to impress again.
To achieve the first two objectives, Low brought back Mesut Ozil in place of Julian Draxler.
Brazil forward Neymar can not shoulder the Selecao's World Cup hopes alone, the South Americans' head coach Tite said ahead of their Group E clash with Serbia in Moscow. Germany, however, can still progress with a win.
"He's the kind of player who, despite one or two negative matches, still has a positive mindset".
"Ki and Park are very important to us, not just strategically but also mentally, they help the other players", Shin added.
South Korea battled bravely but apart from Son, they have no one that can theoretically threaten Germany.
The Germans will regret their wastefulness in front of goal when the game was goalless.
South Korea had the two best chances of the opening period, the first coming in the 19th minute as Neuer was almost made to pay for a bad error.
In a bid to score the two goals that his team needed, Manuel Neuer made a decision to play in midfield, but when he was dispossessed on halfway, Heung-min Son was on hand to roll in the clincher.
Germany, before Wednesday, had not missed the knockout rounds since 1950 when the side was banned from the World Cup. Another 1-0 win for Germany is [9.6]. The 1994 was a thriller, finishing 3-2 to Germany, but the 2002 match was all the more significant considering the fact that it was a semi final. They are [19.0] to pull off a huge shock.
"At this World Cup, a lot of goals have come at the end (of games) and today luck was on our side". They are [1.91] to win to nil.
Defending champions Germany have been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup after losing to South Korea in Kazan. Germany are [1.67] to win half-time/full-time.
South Korea haven't played up to potential - and neither has Son.
Five minutes later, South Korea scored only their second goal of the tournament as Kim Young-gwon scored from close-range. Son is [5.0] to score.
2' - Throw-in for Korea near the Germany box.
Ola Toivonen put the Swedes ahead in the first half and Marco Reus equalised shortly after the interval but Loew's men could not find the goal they craved as time ticked away. The odds of there being a penalty in the match are [2.5].