The curse of the Champions strikes again as FIFA World Cup favourites Germany are knocked out in the group stages.
Germany finished bottom of Group F following their two losses to Mexico 1 – 0 in the opening round of the group stages and losing to South Korea 2 – 0 in the last game of the group stage.
This is the first time in German football history that they have lost two group games and have failed to progress through to the Round of 16.
History repeats itself:
2006 Italy won the World Cup
2010 Italy knocked out at group stage
2010 Spain won the World Cup
2014 Spain knocked out at group stage
2014 Germany won the World Cup
2018 Germany out at group stage