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Twitter Reacts: Germany Knocked out of FIFA World Cup

Published 06/27/2018, 1:34 PM EDT

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Tonight, the unthinkable happened, the mighty Die Mannschaft were knocked out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Germany were up against an unheralded South Korea, meanwhile, Sweden were playing Mexico.

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The Swedes won their match 3-0 over the Mexicans, and all that was needed was for Germany to win theirs. However, the Korean contingent had other ideas and fired in 2 goals in stoppage time.

With that, Germany have officially succumbed to the champions curse. For the uninitiated, this ‘curse’ is when a defending champion team fails to win the World Cup in succession. So far, only Italy (1934 and 1938) and Brazil (1958 and 1962) have successfully defended.


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Another interesting stat is that France won in 1998 but were knocked out in 2002 in the group stages. Similarly, Italy won 2006 but went out in the group stages in 2010. Spain won in 2010 but were dumped out in the group stages in 2014. Now, Germany have joined that list, having won in 2014, but getting knocked out in the 2018 group stages.

Korean goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo got a heck of a workout with the Germans desperately trying to hammer one in. However, his brilliant saves, coupled with the Germans failing to find the target, ensured Korea’s victory. Hyun-woo admitted that he dreamed of a move to England in the future. Who knows, with a performance like that, somebody might come knocking.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the match.


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Dhruv George


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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.
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