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Germany Bid Farewell To The World Cup

 

Germany national football team

Goodbye to Germany, the four-time world champion, in the FIFA World Cup from the group stage for the second time in a row, despite its 4-2 victory over Costa Rica, Thursday, at the end of Group E competitions.

Germany finished the first round in third place on goal difference behind Spain, while Japan topped the group by defeating the Spanish national team 2-1.

Thus, Japan faces Croatia in the round of 16, while Spain plays Morocco.

On an exciting night, the German national team advanced first thanks to Serge Gnabry in the tenth minute, but the country from Central America scored two goals signed by Yeltsin Tejeda and Juan Pablo Vargas, but substitute Kai Havertz put the Germans back in front again.

Another substitute, Niklas Volkrug, scored a fourth goal in stoppage time, but it wasn't enough to avoid an exit.

For the first time in history, the German national team failed to win the first two matches in the group stage, and despite the victory at the end of the group stage, it left with its head bowed.

The German national team was on the verge of going out after losing to Japan, but managed to draw 1-1 against Spain.

And given its desperate need to win to avoid an early exit, Germany rushed offensively from the start, seeking to score the first goal to calm the nerves.

Jamal Musiala penetrated into the penalty area from the left side and hit a low ball, which was saved by goalkeeper Keylor Navas in the second minute.

At the start, it was a one-sided game and the unmarked Thomas Müller had a chance, but he did not master a header from Joshua Kimmich's cross.

But Gnabry headed home in the 10th minute to put Germany ahead.

Costa Rica, who needed at least one point to have a chance of progressing, rarely crossed their own half and had 25 percent possession during the first half.

The German national team was keen to make up for the poor start to its championship career in attempts led by young Musiala.

The German team had many opportunities, but had difficulty finishing them, as was the case against Japan.

And Germany almost paid the price when Kesher Fuller took advantage of a fatal defensive error and fired a shot that was cleared by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who broke the record for the number of World Cup matches played by a goalkeeper with 19.

With the mood in the group volatile, Germany grew nervous and Musiala hit the post twice early in the second half.

Thirteen minutes after the start of the second half, Tejeda put the ball into the net after it rebounded from Neuer, who saved a header from Kendall Watson before Vargas scored the second goal in the 70th minute.

Substitute Havertz scored a double of goals within 12 minutes and Volkrog added the fourth goal in stoppage time, but it was too late and that was no longer enough.

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