Germany crash out of World Cup group stage after defeat to South Korea.

In Brazil four years ago Germany struggled to get the balance right between attack and defence until the quarter-final. This time they never quite did and now they are out.

  • Winning results in failure
    • Occupational hazard to note is that of defending champions tend to exit the next tournament in the group stages.
Team Won the World Cup Record in the very next World Cup
Germany 2014 2018 – eliminated at Group Stage
Spain 2010 2014 – eliminated at Group Stage
Italy 2006 2010 – eliminated at Group Stage
Brazil 2002 2006 – eliminated at Quarterfinals
France 1998 2002 – eliminated at Group Stage

 

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