Defending champions Germany have been out from the FIFA WC 2018. It was one of the shocking moment in World Cup history ever as the Korea Republic thrashed the four-time World Cup champion Germany in the knockout game. The Korean Republic defeats Germany by 2-0 in the full time and out them from the tournament. Only six times in history have the champions crashed out in the first round, and four of those have happened since the turn of the millennium. Only Brazil, returning champions in 2002, made it past the group stage. France, Italy, Spain and now Germany; four European giants of the game, have fallen at the first hurdle of his defence.
What a match. I can’t believe what has just happened. The Miracle of Kazan, however, was not enough for the Taeguk Warriors to make it through to the next round. But this should be enough for them to return home with their heads held high. Korean Republic coach said in an interview.
Important moments of the Korean Republic vs Germany Match
- Korea now has become the first AFC team to beat the reigning World Cup holders in any official match.
- Germany eliminated in an incredible turn of events
- Germany was considered as the top contender for FIFA WC 2018
- Korea Republic strike twice in stoppage time to record the famous win
Best. World. Cup. Yet. Heartbreaking for Germany but excited to see Mexico moving. Every 3rd game has been insanity. My Stress levels ⬆️⬆️⬆️
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) June 27, 2018
“I feel extremely great but at the same time I feel a little bit empty, so I feel a little bit ambivalent. Yesterday some people said there will only a one percent chance to beat Germany and so I told my players it really was a last-ditch effort for them and told them that they had to fight till the end of the game. “Germany were the defending champions and currently No1 in the FIFA Ranking, so I thought about what mistakes Germany might make because they probably felt they would be able to beat us, that’s what everybody thought. I thought we could use that as a reverse strategy and that has really hit the nail on the head.”
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holders who are were eliminated in the (first) group stage when defending the trophy.
— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 27, 2018
“I’ve never had a perfect game like this before, all my career. I wasn’t saving all the shots by myself today, other keepers Seunggyu and Jinhyeon were also giving me some hands.
Joachim Low(German football coach)
“I’m shocked. Shocked because we didn’t manage to pull it off and beat Korea Republic and we lost this game. “Do I think this will bring about a dark time in German football? No, I don’t think so. I think we have young players who are very talented, and some have the potential to go forward. This has happened to other nations before, we just have to draw the right conclusions and make it better going forward.”