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Yes, I did. I already talked with friends about it prior and said how this year isn't going to be a successful cupfor various reasons. I didn't expect a groupstage loss, but I expected them to go out fairly early.Main reasons are:1. The coach. Probably the most overrated coach in Germany ever. He isn't bad, but he clearly isn't good, either. He had no matchplan in any of his games in the last 4 years. Add to it his high amount of arrogance as well as his clear favouritism in players and you have a potential disaster awaiting. It's actually surprising it didn't happen 2 years ago in the european cup.2. Several players not hungry anymore. You can see it at the likes of Müller, Özil, Khedira, Gündogan, etc. None of these player with full effort as if their life depends on it. The only starting players who did were Reus, Werner, Hummels and arguably Neuer.3. Many players out of shape. Not physically, but in their play. Several players haven't really had good games for months, yet the coach kept them at the pitch. He did the same with Schweinsteiger 2014. Just that there were several players in a really good shape to hold up the weakness that was Schweinsteiger.4. People were blinded by the success the german team had. It wasn't due to a good matchplan, strategy or anything, but simply a mixture of having a golden generation and luck. If you look at how the WC2014 went - there were two convincing games. The first one against Portugal and the semi-final against Brazil. The rest was just barely any good. 2:2 against Ghana, 1:0 against USA, 2:1 in overtime against Algeria, 1:0 against France. None of these games were particular good or outstanding. Just barely good enough.
Germans have very high meticulous standards. He won a world cup, but he wasn't very good.
For me it's enough to see one match of any team and tell if they are going to make it or not. Germany vs Mexico match was painful to watch because the germans don't know how to finish 300 passes slow motion attack and the mexicans could barley run when they got the ball. Germany kept playing the same way vs Sweden and won by a miracle. I am supporting my country now Sweden. We took out Holland and Italy and almost Germany. Tuesday it's Sweden vs Switzerland, the yellow and blue vikings are here. Winners or losers, we are SWEDEN and fuck racism
Sweden won. Now they will be playing with England.
We have along history with England when it comes to football
We should have seen it coming. They managed to only win one single game against saudi arabia (0:2) during their. preparation matches and saudi arabia lost 0:5 to Russia. They lost agains austria which didn't even qualify for the world cup... The team just wasn't the same as 2014 anymore. There were no Lahm or Mertesacker who'd throw themselves against anyone trying to do a counter attack, no Klose to manage the last few meters and walk into the goal with the ball and no Schweinsteiger and Podolski to goof around and throw the team together. No Schürrle, Höwedes and Mustafi who'd tirelessly run for the ball.The chemistry among the players just wasn't right. The players looked worn and tired... I think it's time for the older players to retire and for a new coach who'd actually pick newxomers from the U21 team instead of getting fixated on some players. Löw was always a little bit authoritarian. Remember Michael Bllack's disagreement with him?Yeah, buhbye Löw!
Probably will be down-voted to hell but I have to share this.
@Miristheiss thank you 😄
That plane can carry Portugal now also. lol
@NYCQuestions1976 haha nice one I think the meme will end up being 3 planes 😂
Thanks. I'm rooting for Antarctica.
@NYCQuestions1976 yeah I saw lol 😂
Honestly I'm surprised FIFA and the referees allowed Argentina, Germany, and Portugal to lose. Unless Russia gave them the biggest "donation" as the host nation. I like soccer, but FIFA (and boxing) are just so corrupt they don't even try to hide the bribery...
@NYCQuestions1976 yeah true but aren't all sports fixed? I mean it is entertainment at the end of it all.
Yes it's true that to some degree there is bribery, corruption, and cheating in all sports... but in FIFA and boxing, it's done out in the open in plain sight. They even basically brag about themselves being fixed...I just saw Russia beat Spain. Hmmm...
@NYCQuestions1976 so basically they don't care that people know it's all rigged and manipulated 😂. I mean what the point of betting on a team anymore.
As long as they're making money and billions of people pay to see the product, yes they don't care.
@NYCQuestions1976 exactly it's all for entertainment
@CaliGirl99 thanks for MHO 😄
i didn't expect them to not survive the group stage. i didn't really think they'd win the cup (i think brazil or france will win) but i definitely thought they'd win their group
South Korea is huge into "football" (Using the european term) It is a huge mistake to underestimate them. As South Korea is one of the few countries who are huge into sports in general. One of the largest sports for south Korea as a country is soccer.
For those who dont believe me South Korea is the leading country for Esports with their like soon to be 5 or 6 GB internet speeds that make the rest of the world look like spongebob's pet gary the sea slug XD.
I'm more surprised at the fact that an East Asian country won against a European country. It appears that the Germans took their 7-1 victory against Brazil back in 2014 as some ego massage and therefore, haven't kept honing their skills prior to this year's world cup.
Them losing Miroslav Klose seemed to have affected them more than most anticipated. 4 out of the last 5 world cup winners have failed to advance from the group stage in the subsequent tournament. It's tough when the target is put on your back.Regardless, Germany looked as though they would at the very least make it to the semi-finals. It is quite shocking to see them lose to, of all teams, South Korea.
No, especially after they beat Sweden, which is the only game of theirs I actually watched.You'd expect the match against South Korea to be easy, especially as they'd lost their previous two games, I think.
I thoguht the same that Germany will easily win by a large scoreline and in the end it will be between Mexico and Sweden who will pass the group with Germany.But I was really suprised and sad to see how it finished. I like Germany very much and I supported them in the last World Cup as well. I Was happy they won in 2014.This year they are simply not good enough. I do not know what is wrong with them
i wanted south korea to win... cuz i have many korean friends... but i swear i didn't expect it. i almost woke up my parents from their sweet dreams when i jumped up and down on my bed for korean teams victory
I certainly didn't expect Korea to beat them ffs! I still can't get over how close Iran were to shoving Portugal out of the running too! I got Iran in the sweepstakes so I was on the edge of my seat for the last 10mins!
I actually wasn't watching the world cup but somehow I felt that Germany doesn't play an important role this year because they have inside problems in their team and they also have huge political problems in their country. I know it because my boyfriend is German. So it is somehow the overall atmosphere of Germany. Just not their year. I am still so sad. I wanted them to play against Switzerland. xD
As a German i kinda had that feeling. The German team wasn't playing their A-Game this year and a lot of the Powerhouses of the past years are either injured or were not put in the team
i kind of expected korea to win and turns out they did win.
Brazil won 2002 world cup, eliminated in 2006. Italy won 2006, eliminated in 2010. Spain won 2010 eliminated in 2014. Germany won 2014, ELIMINATED 2018. So yeah, I expected this.
You expect Germans to win something in Russia?Revise history ;)
Sort of, the pressure to win twice in a row may have been too much. Plus I think they underestimated their opponents (Mexico and South Korea).
I didn't before the tournament started but after their first game I did.
I mean, I'll be real. I don't follow international soccer. But I am interested if I see updates.
LMAO, this is superb, I knew they lost but I didn't know that they lost to South Korea xD.. whaaaat? ..
no,I am still reeling from that loss,how dare kimchi triumphs this was devastating and heartbreaking to see
Why would anyone be surprised that Germany gets off to a promising start in Russia, but eventually is defeated?
Where was the "promising" start? They lost the very first WC game.
They never even led in that game, they never even scored.
I expected Argentina to go out and Germany to find their feet and kick arse in the last game.Looks like the opposite happened
The way toni kroos saved germany by scoring a stunner.. i dont think they will be easily be beaten by s korea.. they were not trying enough against korea... its shocking..
I did cause they One it four years ago I believe cause the champion are an automatically in tournament they don’t have to scratch and claw to get in the World Cup.
Nope, but it's the World Cup. Anything can happen to any team. None of them are invincible!
I think no one expected much of what happened in that cup
Nope, honestly I'm very surprised and thought that we'd have a Russia v. Germany final.
No but my people won today Sweden beat the hell out of Mexico
It was a surprise for sure, but Germany just didn’t bring their A game this year.
Maybe that’s why Germany lost, they assumed that South Korea would be super easy for them to beat.
Same thing basically happened to Spain last world cup, sucks but it definitely makes it more interesting
after the first two matches it wasn't that surprising
I never expected... I thought Germany will be in the finals...
Germany’s loss was a big surprise to me given that they are top tier in the world
Lolz... losers. Even Merkel's European invasion plan (mean union) can't help them win a damn thing. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Not before the world cup started, but after I've seen them play poorly against Mexico, I had a hunch they were going to be eliminated.
It’s the momentum from the summit... South Korea trying to make a statement
That's the beauty of football, there are always surprises.Russia remains unconquerable for the Germans: P
The last time Germany went out in the group stages of the world cup was in 1938. Let's hope they take it better this time.
This World Cup is all fucked up... all the strong teams are losing and all the weak teams are suddenly winning... only Spain and France are doing good
I expected it. According to statistics for the last 20 years every team that won the world cup got knocked out in the group stages in the next world cup.
Probably not. And who would have thought Argentina would lose to Croatia? Rofl
well if u dont put ur best foot forward someone else will.
Best "foot" forward... LOL!How does this comment not have more upvotes?
I was sad but they played bad and the Mannschaft was not a Team
Ach du schande. Ich bin so enttäuscht!
They haven't not won there group since 1990No expected this.The only thing better would have been if Israel knocked them out.
I was hoping for my guys, the Koreans to win. But they eliminated Germany, so I'm happy.
Next time. . .The Germans will rule!!!
Thats the payback fot goal technology that destroyed the sport
How the f*ck has goal technology destroyed the sport? Goal technology, Was literally added, BECAUSE of England not being given a rightful goal against Germany.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5QlBHF6ib8How can you call it payback, When the technology was literally added to fight against what they got away with? And ''destroyed the sport'', What the fuck? How is giving teams goals they actually deserved destroying the sport? Are you an idiot? if a Solvenian player or whereever you are from, Banged in a shot, Blatant goal, And it got dissalowed, But VAR confirmed it, How the fuck is that destroying the sport? How is being fair bad? People like you are fuckin mental.
Why hasn't Antarctica won yet?
I didn’t expect it but I’m not surprised.
Didn't expect it but i sure hoped for it xD
Why? I love German football. They are the best and pretty hot though.
@intothewild92 I as a German am pretty much fed up cause football is shoved in your face everywhere you go. Can't stand it.
No, but it's very entertaining.
Some how I wasn't shocked
no :(i am utterly disappointed 😢
what. already? losers.
A Canadian calling the most sucessful footballing nation of any in world history 'losers'... Tell me what Canada has won?, lmao.
@Riggers Who even cares about soccer.
not this early if at all
FUCKING no Its the training coaches fault
Yes, because it's Mexico's time bb!
I wished that Germany exits wc
shocked extremely shocked
I didn't expect it at all.
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