Korea Republic v Germany, 27 June 2018

Score2-0 to Korea Republic
RefereeMark Geiger
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group F
VenueKazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance41,835
Kick-off: 5.00pm local Korea Republic v Germany was Match 43 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Mark Geiger (USA) Assistant Referee 1: Joe Fletcher (Canada) Assistant Referee 2: Frank Anderson (USA) Fourth Official: Julio Bascunan (Chile) Reserve AR: Christian Schiemann (Chile) VAR: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands) With this sensational defeat, Germany became the fourth defending champions to be eliminated at the group stage in the last five World Cup finals; also France in 2002, Italy in 2010 and in Spain 2014. This was the second time that Germany had been eliminated at the first round stage at the World Cup finals; also in 1938 when, in a knock-out format only, they lost to Switzerland after a replay in Paris. This is the first time it had happened when the first round had been in a group format. Germany would have progressed to the knock-out stages if they had won this game. Sweden finished as Group F winners with Mexico being the runners-up. Despite their famous victory, Korea Republic had now been eliminated from the group stage at consecutive World Cup finals for the first time since they failed to progress in each of their first five appearances at the tournament (1954, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998). KIM Young-gwon's opening goal was originally ruled out for offside before referee Mark Geiger reversed his decision having been advised to review the evidence by VAR official Danny Makkelie. This was Korea Republic’s first clean sheet at the World Cup finals since a 2-0 win against Greece in 2010 so ending a run of eight games at the tournament when they had conceded. This was Germany’s first ever defeat against an Asian nation at the World Cup finals (played six). Korea Republic became the first nation from the AFC confederation to beat the reigning World Cup holders in a 'A' international.

2  Korea Republic

Manager: SHIN Tae Yong

0  Germany

Manager: Joachim Löw

Goals:

SON Heung-min 90 G
KIM Young-gwon 90 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper JO Hyeon-woo
Defender HONG Chul
Defender JANG Hyun-soo
Defender LEE Yong
Defender KIM Young-gwon
Defender YUN Young-sun
Midfielder KOO Ja-cheol
Midfielder LEE Jae-sung
Midfielder MOON Seon-min
Midfielder JUNG Woo-young
Midfielder/Forward SON Heung-min (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (captain)
Defender Jonas Hector
Defender Mats Hummels
Defender Niklas Süle
Defender/Midfielder Joshua Kimmich
Midfielder Sami Khedira
Midfielder Toni Kroos
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder/Forward Leon Goretzka
Midfielder/Forward Marco Reus
Forward Timo Werner

Substitutions:

HWANG Hee-chan for KOO Ja-cheol 56
JU Se-jong for MOON Seon-min 69
GO Yo-han for HWANG Hee-chan 79

Substitutions:

Mario Gómez for Sami Khedira 58
Thomas Müller for Leon Goretzka 63
Julian Brandt for Jonas Hector 78

Cards:

JUNG Woo-young 9 Y
LEE Jae-sung 23 Y
MOON Seon-min 49 Y
SON Heung-min 65 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper KIM Jin-hyeon
Goalkeeper KIM Seung-gyu
Defender OH Ban-suk
Defender JUNG Seung-hyun
Defender GO Yo-han
Defender/Midfielder PARK Joo-ho
Midfielder KIM Min-woo
Midfielder JU Se-jong
Midfielder LEE Seung-woo
Midfielder KI Sung-yueng
Forward HWANG Hee-chan
Forward KIM Shin-wook

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp
Defender Matthias Ginter
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Midfielder Julian Brandt
Midfielder İlkay Gündogan
Midfielder Sebastian Rudy
Midfielder/Forward Julian Draxler
Midfielder/Forward Thomas Müller
Forward Mario Gómez

Comments:

KIM Young-gwon scored in the third minute of added time at the end of the game before SON Heung-min added their second goal three minutes later.