Joachim Low criticizes Ozil after Germany exit

Ruben Holloway
June 30, 2018

The team, nicknamed the Taeguk Warriors, landed at Incheon International Airport on Friday after failing to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup in Russian Federation. This tournament, like so many before it, has once again proven that the World Cup is anything but predictable.

The defending champions were sent packing after just one win from their three Group E games, as Sweden and Mexico qualifying for the knockout stages instead.

It's still too early to know whether the old guard incarnated by Ozil, Thomas Mueller, Sami Khedira and Jerome Boateng who were all far from their best in Russian Federation will decide to call it quits in the coming months.

The group stages are over and now the elimination games are set to begin. The Egyptians lost all three matches (0).

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The two teams juxtapose one another nicely heading into what could be a frantic round-of-16 clash, too. "He is one of the best strikers in the world".


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Despite his feat, the 22-year-old was surprisingly left out of the squad for Russian Federation and the Germans departed the group stages after losing to Mexico and South Korea either side of a late victory over Sweden. "For two days we looked at their strategy, worked out that they would probably play 4-4-2 and then 5-4-1 when crossing the halfway line", Shin explained. The Samurai Blue, Asia's last team at the finals, will be outsiders having never reached a World Cup quarter-final, while only Russian Federation have a lower Fifa ranking.

The Herald Business' sports page said, "The German Goliath went from composure to tears in 99 minutes", while Yonhap News said, "after defeats at the 1994 and 2002 World Cups, South Korea finally stopped the German tank".

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

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Argentina's game against Nigeria has an extra importance due to the fact that it may be Messi's last ever game at a World Cup . When Messi failed to net a penalty, the analogies were out and all the "greatness" pointed towards Ronaldo.


Serbia looked promising in their opening 1-0 victory over Oscar Ramirez's side, but their spark fizzled out, and losses to Switzerland and Brazil eliminated them.

In Spain, meanwhile, national sport newspaper Marca called Germany's exit "the curse of the champions".

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.

A shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico was followed by a 2-1 win over Sweden, with Toni Kroos' last-minute free kick keeping their hopes alive.

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It was the end of an era for the likes of Iker Casillas, Xavi Hernandez and Xabi Alonso.

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