The South Korean women’s soccer team gave powerhouse Germany a “Brisbane nightmare.
South Korea drew 1-1 with Germany in their third Group H match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023 at Brisbane Stadium in Queensland, Australia on Wednesday afternoon (ET).
Cho So-Hyun (Tottenham Hotspur) opened the scoring in the sixth minute, but conceded an equalizer to Alexandra Pope in the 42nd minute. With one draw and two losses in group play, South Korea failed to advance to the round of 16.
But South Korea (ranked 17th), who battled to 16 minutes of second-half stoppage time against FIFA’s No. 2 team, also denied Germany a spot in the round of 16. This is the first time Germany has failed to reach the round of 16 at a Women’s World Cup.
This is the second time Germany has been knocked out of the tournament by South Korea, following the men’s team’s 0-2 defeat at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
At the time, Germany was the world No. 1 and defending champion and a strong favorite. South Korea defeated Germany in their final Group F match, with Kim 토토 Young-kwon (Ulsan Hyundai) and Son Heung-min (Tottenham) scoring back-to-back goals in stoppage time.
South Korea didn’t advance to the round of 16, but they got the win. On the other hand, they drank the bitter pill of being eliminated in the group stage by Germany.
Germany’s bad luck continued at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Playing in Group E, the Germans lost their first match of the tournament to Japan 1 – 2. In the end, Germany won one, drew one, and lost one game, and for the first time in history, were eliminated in the group stage of two consecutive World Cups.