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Thomas Mueller of Germany stands dejected after their 2018 World Cup Group F loss to South Korea in Kazan. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

As Germany left the stadium for their flight back to Moscow, there was no mistaking just how starkly their status had changed. Defeat by South Korea m(...)

Sweden celebrate after winning their Group F encounter with mexico at the 2018 World Cup to advance to the round of 16. Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP Photo

Sweden 3 Mexico 0 Devastated on the pitch, trailing 3-0 after a performance riddled with anxiety and inhibition, with the minutes ticking down on Mex(...)

Joachim Löw: under his stewardship Germany  have had the odd scare before but ultimately always made it to at least the semi-final stage of the World Cup. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

Having acquired a reputation as a highly successful problem solver at tournaments these past few years, Joachim Löw must complete the challenge German(...)

Isco will be key as Spain look to top Group B with victory over Morocco on Monday. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

THE MATCHES GROUP A Uruguay v Russia (Rostov, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/ITV). Betting: Uruguay 13-8, Russia 21-10, Draw 13-5 Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Volgograd, 3.0(...)

German midfielder Toni Kroos  after scoring against  Sweden at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi. Photograph:  AFP Photo

Germany 2 Sweden 1 Toni Kroos had to blot out the background noise and, boy, was there a lot of it. The build up to Germany’s second Group F match ag(...)

Germany’s  Toni Kroos pounds the pitch in celebration after the victory over Sweden at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

In the end, Jogi Löw’s team had to walk right to the brink of defeat and back again in order for Germany to rediscover its love for Die Mannschaft. Af(...)

Germany’s Toni Kroos scores their scores their winner. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Germany 2 Sweden 1 Germany saved their World Cup with one swing of Toni Kroos’s right foot on Saturday night, snatching a 2-1 victory over Sweden fr(...)

Germany’s coach Joachim Löw: “I’ve told the players, the most important things are energy and body language, and that was lacking in our match against Mexico.” Photograph: Getty Images

Germany vs Sweden Fisht Stadium, Sochi - Saturday, 7pm Joachim Löw is sick of hearing about the Champions Curse. When a Russian reporter started tal(...)

Hirving Lozano scores Mexico’s  goal in the World Cup Group F game against Germany at the  Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Germany 0 Mexico 1 With10 minutes left and the Mexicans all around the stadium caught between delirium and disbelief, Joachim Loew made a change. He(...)

Leroy Sane has been left out of Germany’s World Cup squad. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty

Leroy Sane was a surprise omission from Joachim Löw’s final Germany squad for the World Cup finals on Monday as goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was named amon(...)

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