FIFA World Cup 2022 has a shocking result for the fans. Four-time World Cup winners Germany defied expectations and went home in the group stage. Despite a 4-2 drubbing by Costa Rica in their last group match, their mindset did not change.
In another match, Japan created a sensation by defeating Spain, and this effect was felt by Germany. This broke the hearts of German fans. The German team started the match against Costa Rica on a high note at Al Bayat Stadium. Aggressive from the start in a must-win match to stay in the knockout race.
It worked as well as scoring a goal in the seventh minute of the match. Even though that chance was missed, the German team scored the first goal in the tenth minute. Germany’s goalkeeper Neuer stopped Costa Rica’s efforts to equalize the scores.
But in the 58th minute, Costa Rican player Yeltin Tajeda made use of an easy chance that came to him to equalize the scores. After that, the German team increased its momentum but could not score another goal immediately.
In this sequence, Costa Rica player Juan Pablo Vargas converted his free kick into a goal and the team took a 2-1 lead. When Germany thought that the job was over, Kai Haverz scored with an excellent performance. He scored two goals in the 73rd and 85th minutes respectively.
With this, Germany won 3-2. Nicklaus Fulkrug scored another goal to extend Germany’s lead to 4-2. Despite a great victory in this match, Germany had to go home as Spain lost to Japan. German fans are angry that their team was eliminated in the group stage.
Germany manager Hansi Flick is angry. In the last World Cup as well, Germany went home in the group stage. Germany, which has won the World Cup four times in the past, is unable to digest the fact that they are not able to reach at least the knockouts twice in 2018 and 2022 respectively.
The fans started calling it ‘Group of Death as the most exciting matches were held in Group E where they were. Japan and Spain have taken a step forward from this group.