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Germany Out In Surprise Defeat At World Cup
Full tournament schedule and latest results (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 380)
Jun 28, 2018 Sports
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Germany Are Out. That's right, the defending champions have not only failed to make the second round for the first time since 1938, but they've finished bottom of their group after a 2-0 loss to South Korea with both goals coming in injury time.

South Korean goalkeeper Jo Hyeonwoo was amazing in goal, managing to pull out a string of impressive saves to deny the German shooters. "I've never had a perfect game like this before, all my career, " he said afterwards.

Sweden topped their group after an convincing 3-0 win over Mexico, who also advance as runners-up.

Five-time champions Brazil completed an unbeaten Group E campaign, sliding past Serbia 2-0, while Switzerland's 2-2 with Costa Rica also saw them progress undefeated to the knockout stages.

With a busy schedule still to come, below the full World Cup 2018 fixture timings, so you don't miss a second of the action.

All times BST. Local times are BST+2 apart from games played in Kaliningrad (+1), Samara (+3) and Ekaterinburg (+4).

Round of 16
Saturday 30 June

France vs Argentina - Kazan, 3pm (Match 50)
Uruguay vs Portugal - Sochi, 7pm (Match 49)
Sunday 1 July
Spain vs Russia - Moscow (Luzhniki), 3pm (Match 51)
Croatia vs Denmark - Nizhny Novgorod, 7pm (Match 52)
Monday 2 July
Group E winner vs Group F runner-up - Samara, 3pm (Match 53)
Group G winner vs Group H runner-up - Rostov-on-Don, 7pm (Match 54)
Tuesday 3 July
Group F winner vs Group E runner-up - St Petersburg 3pm (Match 55)
Group H winner vs Group G runner-up - Moscow (Spartak), 7pm (Match 56)

Quarter-finals
Friday 6 July

Winner match 49 vs Winner match 50 - Nizhny Novgorod, 3pm (Match 57)
Winner match 53 vs Winner match 54 - Kazan, 7pm (Match 58)
Saturday 7 July
Winner match 55 vs Winner match 56 - Samara, 3pm (Match 60)
Winner match 51 vs Winner match 52 - Sochi, 7pm (Match 59)

Semi-finals
Tuesday 10 July

Winner match 57 vs Winner match 58 - St Petersburg, 7pm (Match 61)
Wednesday 11 July
Winner match 59 vs Winner match 60 - Moscow (Luzhniki), 7pm (Match 62)
Third place play-off
Saturday 14 July
Loser match 61 vs Loser match 62 - St Petersburg, 3pm

World Cup 2018 final
Sunday 15 July

Moscow (Luzhniki), 4pm

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