Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus bemoans ‘very sad’ Germany exit

Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus bemoans ‘very sad’ Germany exit

- Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus bemoans ‘very sad’ Germany 2-0 defeat to South Korea which saw the holders crash out of the World Cup is a “very sad afternoon”, according to former captain Lothar 2-0 defeat to South Korea which saw the holders crash out of the World Cup is a “very sad afternoon”, according to former captain Lothar Matthaus.

- The reigning champions needed a victory in Kazan by at least two goals to progress from Group F, but ended up on the wrong end of one of the shock results in World Cup history.

- Matthaus, who lifted the World Cup with West Germany in the 1990 World Cup, wrote on Twitter: “This is a very sad afternoon.”

- “I was here last summer for the Confederations Cup and they brought a young team, they also won the Under-21 finals but in this tournament I think they have been ahead for about a minute-and-a-half in their matches.

- He said: “Germany are out of the World Cup – words that have never been uttered before at the end of a group-stage match.”

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