FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 : Defending Champions Germany Knocked Out By South Korea 2-0

Picture Courtesy : Hindustan Times

Picture Courtesy : Hindustan Times

In the biggest upset of the FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018, defending world champions Germany have crashed out of the World Cup after a shock 2-0 loss to South Korea , courtesy of two stoppage-time goals.

This is the first time since 1938 that Germany has lost in the very first round of the World Cup.

South Korea’s Kim Young-gwon scored in added time following a video review and Son Heung-min added another goal just before the final whistle.

The four-time winners, who had not been eliminated in a World Cup first round since 1938, were a shadow of their once dominant selves, managing only two goals in their three group games.

South Korea, also eliminated, had the best early chance of the game when Germany keeper Manuel Neuer spilled a free kick in the 19th minute but managed to recover quickly and slap the ball away.

Nervous Germany increased the pressure after the break and poured forward but despite a one-sided second half they could not find the back of the net before South Korea’s last-gasp double.

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