Korea 'won't be drunk with success' after beating Germany

Korea 'won't be drunk with success' after beating Germany

Former Germany global Michael Ballack has questioned the German Football Federation's decision to reward Joachim Low with a new contract shortly before their World Cup campaign. This tournament, like so many before it, has once again proven that the World Cup is anything but predictable.

Only six countries have won the Soccer World Cup in the last 50 years, but a thrilling group stage in Russian Federation has increased the possibility of a fresh name at least making it to the final.

Joachim Loew's side crashed out of the group stages after surprise defeat to South Korea in Kazan on Wednesday night.

Bild headlines from Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil in 2014 and its 2-0 loss to South Korea in 2018.

The Real Madrid star bagged four goals in his first two games, taking his total World Cup tally up to seven.

The holders suffered a shock 2-0 to South Korea in their final group game as they ended up bottom of their group and failed to make it to the last 16.

"Our team in this match was missing the ease of play and the classiness we normally display".

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Spain and Russian Federation played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in a friendly last November, while their last competitive meeting came at the Euro 2008 semi-finals, where the Spaniards ran out 3-0 winners.

"Yesterday we said there was only one per cent chance, so I told my players it was a last-ditch effort for them".

Jenny Cheng/Business InsiderThe World Cup bracket is officially set, and Belgium looks to have a harder path to the final despite its win.

Southgate is such an admirer of Germany's national team, indeed he has trawled through hours of tapes to study their secrets, right down to the small details such as how many free-kicks the five-times world champions concede in their own half (answer: very few).

The match was far less dramatic than the day's earlier games, but the outcome still had consequences that could affect both teams as they look to continue their World Cup runs into the knockout round.

Zinedine Zidane was missing due to injury as France were stunned 1-0 by Senegal in their first game, and they followed that with a 0-0 draw against Uruguay, as Thierry Henry was sent off.

Vicente del Bosque's team arrived in South America having won 3 consecutive major tournaments between 2008 and 2012, but this proved a step too far for a side lacking the hunger of old.

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