Published: Sat, June 30, 2018
Sports | By Brandy Patterson

Michael Ballack questions Joachim Low contract timing after Germany's World Cup failure

Michael Ballack questions Joachim Low contract timing after Germany's World Cup failure

Following the loss to South Korea, Germany coach Joachim Low insisted Ozil was not the only player to produce a below-par performance , but that didn't stop the criticism of the Arsenal midfielder from rolling in .

Loew, who has the support of the German federation and is under contract until the next World Cup, has not ruled out leaving his position following the debacle.

In Russia, the Germans got off to a awful start with a 1-0 loss to Mexico, and their campaign ended on an even more bitter note after a stoppage-time victor from Toni Kroos against Sweden gave the false impression they had finally kick-started their tournament. In German football, there is an apocalyptical mood right now'.

Les Bleus claimed top spot on the Group C table with a 2-1-0 win-draw-loss record, and have held opponents to just four total goals during the 5-2-0 run they take into Saturday's France versus Argentina betting matchup at Kazan Arena.

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South Korea's players were unaware they had been eliminated from the World Cup when the final whistle went after their remarkable 2-0 win over Germany which also sent the champions crashing out of the tournament, goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo said.

The Germans had denied Guus Hiddink's South Korea a place in 2002 final with a 1-0 win in Seoul after the co-hosts had ridden a wave of national footballing fervour to defeat Poland, Portugal, Italy and Spain on the way to the last four. "There will be other tournaments where we can cheer again", Steffen Seibert wrote.

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"Have you ever seen a Germany team as poor as this?" But it's also the 4th time this century that the defending champions got knocked out in the first round.

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He was one of three Rockets finalists up for honors during Monday night's NBA Awards . Capela averaged a double-double with 13.9 points a game and 10.8 rebounds a game.

A convincing defeat to Sweden has tempered expectations slightly but Mexico showed enough in their opening two games to suggest they can be a real threat. They had a disappointing draw with Iceland (1:1) and a thorough beating from Croatia (0:3).

Key battle: Neymar is yet to hit top gear at the finals, with 20-year-old right-back Edson Alvarez likely to be charged with keeping the world's most expensive player quiet.

Pele's great Brazil side rocked up in England having won the previous two World Cups.

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