Germany joined the club where France, Italy, Spain are members.
No, it is not any European club—it is statistics—which states how many defending champions crashed out from the group level of a World Cup.
As per statistics, France in 2002, Italy in 2010, Spain in 2014 and now Germany became the latest defending champion, who has been eliminated from the group stage.
After the embarrassing defeat to South Korea by 2-0, Deutschland have nothing to say. Because Germany arrived at Russia with a loaded star line and swagger, but nothing worked.
“We tried to improve and lift our game, but we just couldn’t do it today,” Toni Kroos, Germany’s star midfielder said.
This early exit of Germany in any World Cup came after 1938, which seems even more distant when you consider Hitler was then the country’s leader and only 15 teams had participated in that tournament.
It appeared that German would need just one goal in the closing minutes on Wednesday to win and secure their place in the Round of 16. Instead they surrendered two goals in added time, to Kim young and Son heung, and lost.
Experts after the game said that the German team gave up in-front of the Korean goalkeeper.
German coach Joachim Loew informed after the match that he will reconsider his position in the team after the humiliating defeat.
On being asked about his staying on as the German coach Loew said, “This is hard to say at this point, it’ll take a couple of hours.” He also added that the German team deserved to be eliminated.
In another late night game at Moscow, Brazil comfortably reached the last 16 after Paulinho and Thiago scored in each half to give them 2-0 win over Serbia.
The five times world champions finished in the top of Group-E with seven points and will face Mexico in the next round.