Costa Rica’s final match of Group E with Germany is on Thursday. Among the four teams in the group, Germany is at the bottom with 1 point. In the 2018 World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Germany lost 2-0 to South Korea in a humiliating exit from the World Cup. German fans are reliving those painful memories today. The German team will not bring the ghosts of Kazan four years ago to the field! But, will once again glorify their football tradition at the Al Khore Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar. It will be understood tonight.
Soccer is a popular sport in Germany. Any major football tournament in the world is filled with thousands of spectators cheering in front of the big screens in Germany. At home, the flag flies in the car. Many people wear German football team jerseys on game days, but this time nothing is visible. Germany has not seen such dull football in almost four decades.
There is also the footballing skill that has disappointed the Germans in this World Cup. Apart from this, many have turned their backs on World Cup football due to the German media’s coverage of the deaths and inhumane treatment of infrastructure workers in the World Cup in Qatar.
The German football team is very different in 2022 compared to 2018. Thomas Muller was at the World Cup in Russia four years ago.
At this time in Germany or Central Europe, the sky gets dark at 3:30 PM. And watching a game in front of a big screen at 1 or 2 degrees Celsius is unthinkable. Qatar World Cup is therefore not able to attract visitors not only in Germany but also in other European countries. Germany’s opening World Cup match against Japan was 60 percent lower on television compared to Germany’s opening game against Mexico four years ago, according to figures from the German Press Agency.
In Der Spiegel, he said about today’s match, “We never thought we would lose to South Korea in the last World Cup.” But we lost. But in this World Cup, we have a different type of team and I am not thinking about losing to Costa Rica with this team. Thomas Müller looked a lot dull in this World Cup, but he scored 10 goals in the World Cup.
Ahead of today’s final group stage match, various German newspapers have been reminded of Germany’s football heritage. Given the huge success figures of the four-time world-winning German football team.