Germany knocked out of World Cup 2018 in first round

  • Libyan News + Agencies |
  • Wednesday 27 June 2018

Joachim Löw. Photo: DPA

Holders Germany crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage on Wednesday in one of the biggest shocks in the tournament’s history – failing to make it past the opening round for the first time since 1938.

The four-time winners came to Russia as one of the favourites but became the fourth side this century to lose in the group stage after winning the previous tournament following a 2-0 defeat against unfancied South Korea.

Sweden topped the group after a 3-0 win against Mexico, who join them in the next round despite the heavy defeat.

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