Germany is the third straight World Cup holder to exit early

Germany's midfielder Toni Kroos warms up ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup Group F match against South Korea at the Kazan Arena in Kazan

Germany is the third straight World Cup holder to exit early

The group stages of the FIFAWorld Cup 2018 will come to a close on June 28, 2018 and the line-up for the round of 16 encounters are all but decided at this stage.

Germany's failure to make it to the 1/8 finals became the main sensation of the group stage of the tournament.

But Die Mannschaft instead failed to pass the first round for the first time since 1938, leaving Ozil to rue what went wrong.

Uruguay kept clean sheets in three Group A victories, and has held opponents off the scoresheet during a six-match win streak.

The Albiceleste have struggled in recent months, and will be looking to record consecutive wins for the first time in nine matches when they hit the pitch on Saturday as +240 underdogs.

Just to make it clear, Germany are not of the 10 teams who will be participating in the Cricket World Cup next year.

Pele and Garrincha scored to secure a 2-0 win over Bulgaria at Everton's Goodison Park home in their opening game.

Group D: Croatia (9 points), Argentina (4), Nigeria (3), Iceland (1).

None of the objects managed to hit any of the players in what was mainly a positive welcoming home ceremony for the South Korean side.

Monday's later match pits Neymar and a Brazil lineup that seems to be finding its form against a mercurial Mexico squad that knocked off Germany and South Korea but got hammered by Sweden.

The PFA Young Player of the Year victor had an outstanding season in the Premier League, scoring 14 goals and making 17 assists, helping Pep win the Premier League.

After the miracle of 2006, when the Azzurri won the trophy in Germany despite the chaos being caused in their domestic game by the Calciopoli scandal, 2010 in South Africa was a spectacular disaster for the Italians.

Shin Tae-yong and his team posed for photographs after arriving at the Incheon International Airport on Friday, where they received a warm welcome from the crowd. The number in the upper right corner a reflection of the team's meek capitulation against a South Korean team in a match that should've been a routine Germany win: 0-2.

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