Germany lift the suitcase from Russia after the overthrown of South Korea with a score of 0-2 at Kazan Arena on Wednesday (27/06/2018). Skuat made by Joachim Loew who originally seeded, even dumped as a key caretaker of Group F after losing on goal difference from South Korea.
Champion in Brazil four years ago, Germany this time it is exhausted. They started with a 0-1 defeat of Mexico and almost immediately eliminated in the second party when facing Sweden.
Germany had trailed 0-1 before then winning 2-1 dramatically through Toni Kroos free-kick goal in injury time. In the end the victory just delayed elimination, which really happened on the third matchday.
In appearance, Germany is usually mighty this year sluggish. Just two goals scored by Joachim Loew this team. Though they are usually very powerful and convincing.
Four years ago, Germany qualified from the group phase as top standings with two wins and one draw. They even won 4-0 over Portugal in the first game, then balanced 2-2 with Ghana and 1-0 win over the United States.
Total seven goals were created in the group phase. If counting trips to champions in Brazil four years ago, Germany as a whole made 18 goals in seven games.
While in South Africa in 2010, Germany directly make four goals in the first party in a 4-0 win over Australia. They then lost 0-1 to Serbia and rose with a 1-0 victory from Ghana.
Despite the pressure-filled moment in the last game of the group phase, the Germans proved themselves capable of overcoming it. A record of five goals in the group stage of the tournament eight years ago also shows they are still more productive than this time. Germany eventually finished third in South Africa.
Looking back from its history, Germany’s productivity in Russia this year was the lowest since its return to Germany as a united in 1994.
As hosts in 2006, they made eight goals in three group phase games. The details are four goals against Costa Rica, one goal to Poland, then three goals to Ecuador.
In South Korea-Japan in 2002, Germany was even very productive with 11 goals in the group stages. This is inseparable from the 8-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in the first game, followed by a 1-1 draw against Republic of Ireland and a 2-0 victory over Cameroon.
Four goals contrived by Germany in the group phase of the 1998 edition in France. They are unbeaten in the first three games, 2-0 win over United States and Iran, then 2-2 with Yugoslavia.
When first appeared as Germany united at the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Germany is also not bad in the group phase. They topped the group with two wins and one draw. Germany’s 1-0 win over Bolivia, a 1-1 draw with Spain, and a 3-2 win over South Korea.