The German national team sensationally lost to South Korea failed to reach the playoffs of the world Cup.
From the first seconds of a crucial match of the group stage, the Germans faced a familiar problem – Germany had good control of the ball but didn’t create chances. Koreans in their rare attacks was more dangerous than the world Cup.
In the second half, Joachim Loew threw on the field of Gomez and Muller. In Germany we had chances, but shot Goretzki handled by the goalkeeper, and Werner and Hummels from a killer position did not hit the target.
The last hope of Germany in a repeat scenario of the previous game against Sweden was defeated in injury time – Yeon Gwon Kim led South Korean forward, Heung-Min scored into an empty net. Germany for the first time since 1938, not out of the group.
Germany became the next world champion, failed to defend the title. In 2002, the group failed to reach France, in 2010, the same failure had overtaken Italy, and four years ago of a place in the playoffs was not Spain.
South Korea — Germany 2:0
Goals: Yong-Gwon Kim, 90+4, Heung-Min 90+6
South Korea: Cho Hyun — Lee Yong, Yun Young Song, Jang Hyun Soo, Hong Chul, Kim Young-Gwon Moon Sung Min (Chu CE John, 69), Koo Cha-Cheol (Hwang Hee-Chan, 56) (Park Chu-Ho, 79), Chung-Yong Lee, Jae Sleep, Son Heung-Min.
Germany: Neuer Kimmich, Hummels, Sula, Hector (Brandt, 78) — Khedira (Gomez 59), Schweinsteiger — Reus, Ozil, Goretzka (Muller, 62) — Werner.
Warning: Jeon Do Yeon, Lee Jae Sleep, Moon Sung Min, Son Heung-Min.
Standings: Sweden 6, Mexico 6, South Korea 3, Germany – 3.
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