“I can now pay off the debt I owed in 2018.”
When the news that coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59) was to take the lead of the Korean men’s soccer team was heard, such jokes became popular among German soccer fans. The German men’s football team was eliminated from the group stage after losing 0-2 to South Korea in the final group F match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It was the first time the German men’s football team had failed to qualify for a World Cup tournament.
The reason why he expressed ‘debt paid’ was because coach Klinsmann, who had a reputation as a striker representing Germany, was not well-received as a leader in his country. So far, it’s not even a bad evaluation. After coach Klinsman took over as head coach, the Korean men’s soccer team has failed to record a win in its fourth A-match (national competition).
However, before paying off all the debt in men’s soccer, the German women’s soccer team had a debt to pay back to Korea. The German women’s national team, second in the FIFA rankings, drew 1-1 with Korea (17th) in the final group H match of the Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup held in Brisbane, Australia on the 3rd. With this draw, Germany, which won 1 draw and 1 loss, experienced the pain of being eliminated from the group stage for the first time in the history of the Women’s World Cup. German captain Alexandra Pope said: “The situation just doesn’t make sense.”
Germany won two consecutive women’s World Cups in 2003 in the United States and in China in 2007, and was a team that had never lost in the round of 16 in the previous eight tournaments. In this tournament, it was also considered as a strong candidate for the championship along with the United States (1st place) and England (4th place). Several conditions were similar to the German men’s national team, which ranked first in the FIFA rankings at the time of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and the results were the same.메이저사이트
After the game, FIFA said, “History repeats itself,” and posted footage of the World Cup in Russia on social media. German media ‘Bild’ said, “Even the women’s national team is embarrassed… ”, and the French media ‘Lequipe’ also helped, saying, “Korea is becoming a nuisance to German football.” Farah Williams, who played for the England national team, said in an interview with the BBC that it was “the most shocking incident in women’s football history.”
On the other hand, Moroccan fans, who immediately won tickets to the round of 16 in the Women’s World Cup, where Korea played for the first time in a tie with Germany, are expressing their thanks through ‘relay comments’ on the Korean Football Association’s SNS, saying, “I send a lot of love from Morocco.” Morocco ranked 72nd in the FIFA rankings, the second lowest ranked team after Zambia (77th) among the finalists for this tournament.