World Cup

FT: Korea Republic 0 v 0 Germany

SOUTH KOREA 2-0 GERMANY

IT’S ALL OVER! Germany are out of the World Cup.

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90+9: CHANCES! Big chances for Germany, with Brandt seeing an effort saved before Hummels also misses.

Not long left now…

GOAL! SOUTH KOREA 2-0 GERMANY (Son, 90+6)

GOAL! SOUTH KOREA 1-0 GERMANY (Yun, 90+1)

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90+1: NO GOAL FOR SOUTH KOREA!!!! Initially not given for offside, the referee goes to VAR...

IT’S GIVEN!

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90: A corner for South Korea as the fourth official indicates six minutes of added time.

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88: Jo again with the save! Kroos gets himself into space and lets fly from the top of the area, but it is straight into the hands of the goalkeeper, who gets down low.

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87: MISS! A HUGE MISS FOR GERMANY!

Ozil puts a superb cross into the area, but Hummels hacks at the ball with his head and it flashes wide of the post.

Could that be their last big chance? Hummels really, REALLY should have scored from there.

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86: A good attempted cross from Jang as he races away down the left flank, but Sule is there to see the ball behind for a corner.

Germany manage to clear Son’s delivery. Less than four minutes of normal time to play here.

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84: Kroos looking to become the hero again for Germany as he lets fly from around 20 yards, but it lifts way over the crossbar.

Sweden and Mexico still on their way through at the moment…

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83: A floated effort from Reus and it looked like it might have enough dip, but it just swings past the far post.

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82: Another fine cross into the area from Kimmich but Muller cannot direct his header on target as it goes wide.

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80: Chances at either end as South Korea break but they are not able to make it count with a 3 v 2, before Reus sees his shot go into the body of Jo at the near post.

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79: A snapshot effort from Son as he lets fly from the top of the area, but it just flashes wide of the post.

Meanwhile, a final South Korea change as Hwang goes off for Ko. He only came on in the 55th minute!

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78: Another Germany change – their last of the game – with Hector off for Brandt. Time to shine, Julian!

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77: Huge cheers from the South Korea fans as Hummels’ header is nearly latched onto by Son as he chases it down, but Neuer does well to come out and collect.

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76: Too much one-touch play from Germany there as they try and work the ball into the box, but Hector’s touch is too heavy and South Korea manage to clear.

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72: BLOCK! A great block from South Korea as Gomez tries to slot home a Kimmich cross, but Yun is there to throw his body in front of the ball and send it wide. Superb play!

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70: A snapshot effort from Kroos as he lets fly from the top of the area, but it goes high and wide over the crossbar.

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69: Another South Korea change as Moon is replaced by Ju.

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68: SAVE!! Another great save from Jo as Gomez whips a header towards goal from Kimmich’s cross, getting ahead of his defender, but it straight into the hands of the goalkeeper.

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67: CLOSE!!! Oh my lord, how have South Korea not even had a shot with that?!

They drive forward through Moon, who in turn sets up Son in the area, but he can only pass it back to Moon

He has plenty of space to shoot but there is some real indecision from the South Korean and his eventual shot is blocked by Germany.

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65: Yellow card to Son for simulation after he tumbles over at the top of the area after a barge from Reus.

It’s not really a dive or a foul… And a poor decision from the referee.

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64: A goal for Germany now would see them through to the last 16 in second spot behind Sweden.

A corner is delivered and it flashes through the box before landing at the feet of Werner on the left-hand side, but he hacks at the shot as it goes behind.

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63: Another Germany change with Muller on for Goretzka. Plenty of firepower on that field for Germany now…

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62: Some good passing play from Germany as Werner finds Ozil at the top of the area and it looks like the Arsenal man will shoot, but instead he picks out Kroos to his left.

However, Kroos’ effort comes off the body Yun before being cleared.

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60: Another pass into the area from Ozil goes begging, with Hector attempting to get onto it but it goes behind.

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58: What a terrible, terrible pass from Ozil. He plays the ball out to the left-hand side but there is absolutely no one there. Just space. And it goes wide.

Meanwhile, a change for Germany and it’s an attacking one, with Gomez replacing Khedira.

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56: That’s the last we’ll see of Koo who hobbles of, with Hwang taking his place.

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55: Koo is down after rolling his ankle in the area, with a break in play letting the players take on fluids in a hot Kazan Stadium.

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53: A lovely block from Kim as the cross from Kimmich is prevented from meeting Werner. Germany are edging closer to a goal here, though, and they need one!

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51: MISS!! Again from Germany!

Ozil and Reus play a lovely give and go down the left of the area, with the Arsenal man swinging a cross into the box. Werner hits it on the volley, but it flashes well wide of the post.

He doesn’t quite get the connection he needs on it, and really should do better.

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49: Moon the next into the book after a crunching tackle on Kroos.

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48: SAVE!! A superb save from Jo!!

The best we’ve seen from Germany so far as Kimmich lofts a lovely ball into the area and Goretzka has a free header in the middle, but Jo makes a superb leaping save to keep him out.

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47: Another good start from South Korea as they did in the first half, with Jung floated a lovely effort towards goal, but Neuer does better with this one and collects.

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46: South Korea get the game back under way in the Kazan Arena. No changes yet, but expect a few from Germany if things don’t improve in the opening 15 minutes!

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A frustrating first half for Germany and they have no shown much in attack whatsoever. They’ve seen the better of possession but are yet to really test the South Korea defence, who have done well when called upon.

South Korea have had the two best chances, with a spilled Manuel Neuer ball nearly poked home by Heung-Min Son before the captain fired over the crossbar.

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45+2: Some good defending from South Korea, with Yun and Koo stopping crosses from Kimmich and Ozil respectively.

Kimmich hits the corner flag in frustration after losing a tussle near it, and it sums up Germany’s half so far.

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45: Some good play from Son as he picks out Koo at the top of the area before needing to chase after the return ball but manages to keep it in play.

NO PENALTY! He then tussles in the area with Khedira before going to ground, shouting for a penalty, but the referee waves away the claims. No VAR needed for that one.

Three minutes of time added on.

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43: OFF THE POST! A wonderful strike from Werner smashes against the upright, but the referee has already blown for a foul as Hector takes out Jung at the top of the box. Free kick South Korea.

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40: SCRAMBLE! A corner for Germany now, with Kroos’ delivery headed towards the back post by Sule before Werner knocks it back into the middle for Hummels.

As he strikes, though it smacks into the body of Jo before the goalkeeper pounces onto the loose ball.

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39: A poor mistake from Kim allows Germany onto the ball, with Ozil bursting forward before picking out Werner on the right.

He strikes, but it goes wide of the post.

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38: A crunching tackle from Goretzka on Jung there, and he probably should he seen yellow. Nothing yet, though.

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37: A good cross into the area from Kimmich on the right, but it evades the head of Reus before going wide. A few blips of action in the area, but Germany need to do something more here.

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36: Free kick for Germany over on the right touchline, with Ozil fouled by Moon. They take it quick and short though.

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34: HANDBALL! A good move forward from Germany as Reus bursts forward before striking from the top of the area, but Yun is in the way.

As it comes back off the South Korea defender, it hits the arms of Reus before Hector heads on for Werner over on the right, but as he strikes, the referee blows up for the handball.

More of that from Germany, please. Very lacklustre so far.

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31: Poor from Goretzka and Germany are starting to get a bit sloppy, with his diagonal pass going straight out of play.

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29: Some good build-up play from Germany but a poor final pass from Goretzka as he tries to cut it back but no one is there to connect.

Kimmich keeps the ball alive and whips in another cross but it is headed out by Yun, who has to have a bit of treatment after before play can continue.

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25: CLOSE! Again from South Korea!

A long, diagonal ball reaches Yong-Joon Lee over on the right hand side, before getting a cross into the area which Jae-Sung Lee meets with his head – although he cannot get it on target – before Son takes a strike at the loose ball but it fires high over the crossbar.

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23: A few free kicks in succession for Germany as Lee commits the foul on both occasions, firstly against Kroos and secondly against Goretzka, and the South Korea man goes into the book for his troubles.

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22: Germany are seeing all of the ball at the moment with Kimmich putting a lovely cross into the area from the right, but Jo is up well to save.

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19: CLOSE!! South Korea should be scoring there!

Jung delivers a beautiful free kick, which Neuer completely spills before chasing after the rebound to just about punch it away as Son comes racing in at the near post to poke home the loose ball.

It’s some terrible then great goalkeeping from the Germany captain and he just about does enough.

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18: A free kick for South Korea in a good position, just over on the right, after Khedira’s high boot on Woo-Young Jung.

A number of South Korea players are around the ball just off centre… But it looks like Jung will be taking it.

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17: A short corner from Germany, with Ozil eventually putting the cross into the area from the top corner, but Sule cannot connect as he is marked by two South Korea defenders before Jo collects.

There is then a break in play as Koo goes to ground after the challenge, but is soon back on his feet.

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15: A good break forward from Germany as Goretzka steals back possession in the middle of the area, playing in Reus before he plays is back to his team-mate.

Goetzka then whips a cross into the area, but Hong is there to clear the danger.

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13: Not bad from Germany as Kimmich pings a ball towards the area, but Hector dives for the header just a tad too early and it runs wide.

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12: Kroos delivers but it goes over the head of the Germany players before Hong clears with a header.

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11: Free kick in a dangerous position for Germany as Moon fouls Kimmich over on the right. Kroos over it…

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10: Another good forward run from Kroos as space seems to open up in front of him as he gets into the box, allowing Reus to get a nick on the ball to send it into the middle of the box but it is cleared by a South Korea defender.

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9: First yellow card of the game early on here as Woo-Young Jung clatters into a challenge on Hector. He will be suspended if South Korea go through.

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7: A good ball from Ozil, pinging the ball down the field and it glides along the floor before landing into the hands of goalkeeper Jo, with Hector unable to reach it in time.

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6: A brilliant burst through the middle of the park from Kroos after latching onto a loose ball inside his own area, and he tries to slot in Reus down the left but Yun is there to get the ball away.

Reus does find the ball a second time though, but his pumped ball across the area evades any Germany player in the area and goes wide.

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4: A brief stop as Ozil’s boot comes off after a challenge, but he quickly pops it back on and we’re back under way. Germany seeing much of the ball in the last few minutes.

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2: A good start for South Korea, with Young-Joon Lee whipping a lovely ball into the area from the right flank, but it just evades the touch of Son as Germany clear.

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1: Here we go ladies and gents, don’t take your eyes on Group F, as Germany get us underway.

NATIONAL ANTHEMS

South Korea are up first as the designated home team today before the Germans sing “Deutschlandlied”.

HERE COME THE TEAMS

Manuel Neuer and Heung-Min Son lead the two sides out at the Kazan Arena, with Mark Geiger from the USA our man in the middle this afternoon.

Next up, the national anthems…

MATCH STATS

  • Two of the three matches between South Korea and Germany have been at World Cup finals, with the Germans winning both contests (1994, 2002).
  • The most recent World Cup meeting between South Korea and Germany was at the Koreans’ home World Cup in 2002, with the hosts losing 1-0 in the semi-finals.
  • South Korea’s only victory against Germany came in a friendly match in 2004 (3-1).
  • Germany have won all five of their World Cup games against Asian opponents, scoring 19 goals in total and keeping clean sheets in each of their last three.
  • South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches in a row, their joint-worst run – they also lost four in a row between 1986 and 1990.
  • Germany’s victory over Sweden was their first at the World Cup when conceding first since 1998, a 2-1 win over Mexico.
  • Son Heung-Min attempted eight shots in South Korea’s defeat to Mexico – three more than South Korea managed in their opening match against Sweden (five shots).
  • Germany have won 15 of their last 17 competitive matches (D1 L1) since losing 2-0 to France at Euro 2016.

GROUP F PERMUTATIONS

It’s a tricky one in Group F, with all four teams still able to qualify. Here’s how it’s looking for this afternoon…

  • Germany need to at least match Sweden’s result against Mexico
  • Draws in both games would see qualification determined by goals scored. Identical records would then see qualification decided by the better result when the teams met, which would see Germany go through courtesy of their 2-1 win
  • South Korea need to win to have any chance of qualifying for the last 16. They will only qualify with a win against Germany combined with Sweden losing to Mexico and a better goal difference than Germany and Sweden

TEAM NEWS

SOUTH KOREA TEAM NEWS

Team to play Germany: Hyeon-Woo Jo, Yong Lee, Young-Sun Yun, Chul Hong, Young-Kwon Kim, Woo-Young Jung, Jae-Sung Lee, Seon-Min Moon, Hyun-Soo Jang, Heung-Min Son, Ja-Cheol Koo.

Subs: Seung-Gyu Kim, Jin-Hyeon Kim, Seung-Hyun Jung, Ban-Suk Oh, Joo-Ho Park, Min-woo Kim, Yo-Han Go, Se-Jong Ju, Sung-Yueng Ki, Shin-Wook Kim, Seung-Woo Lee, Hee-Chan Hwang.

GERMANY TEAM NEWS

Team to play South Korea: Neuer, Hector, Hummels, Sule, Kimmich, Khedira, Kroos, Ozil, Reus, Goretzka, Werner.

Subs: Trapp, Plattenhardt, Ginter, Draxler, Muller, Rudiger, Rudy, Brandt, Gundogan, Gomez, ter Stegen.

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