Germany, the team that has played 20 out of the 21 World Cups, the team that has played the 8 Finals of the World Cups and won 4 of them, the team that has played most number of matches in the World Cups, has been eliminated in the Group stages. The records of Germany in the World Cups of self-explanatory and the team is among the top 2 teams of World Cups along with Brazil. But this time, they were eliminated in the Group Stages of the World Cup. They were the winners of 2014 World Cup and the most favorites for 2018 World Cup.
Last time they were eliminated in the first round of the World Cup was in 1938. They were among the Top 8 teams of the tournament from 1958 to 2014. They were beaten by Mexico in their first match of 2018 World Cup. But, it was expected that they will fight back and will be able to qualify for the knockout stages. In fact, they were in Top 4 favorite teams and are currently at #1 in FIFA men’s ranking.
Germany’s performance at 2018 FIFA World Cup:
Germany played their first match with Mexico which they lost by 1 – 0. They played their second match with Sweden and defeated them by 2 – 1. Today, they played the most crucial match with South Korea. But unfortunately, they were lost the match by 2 – 0. Both the goals were scored after the 90th minute of the game.
What’s next for Germany?
The journey of Germany is over at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Now all they can do is wait for the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. Also, EUFA European Championship will be played in 2020. They should forget their worst performance in 2018 World Cup and restart their journey to win the 2020 EUFA European Championship and 2022 FIFA World Cup that will be played in Qatar.