Berti Vogts slams Germany players following World Cup exit

Berti Vogts slams Germany players following World Cup exit

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Son Heung-min and his South Korea teammates could be drafted into the military as punishment for not reaching the knockout stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, according to reports emanating from the country.

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

Of the half-dozen winners of the trophy since 1970, Germany have gone home, while Italy, of course, never even qualified.

Suspension rules out Switzerland defenders Fabian Schar and Stephan Lichtsteiner, while Sebastian Larsson misses out for Sweden in what is arguably the weakest of the last-16 ties despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic claiming his country will "probably" win the World Cup.

There weren't high expectations around Gareth Southgate's team but they are on a high and the fans / banter merchants are loving it.

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A draw of two halves? Why we are starting to plot which would be a better venue for our semi-final is beyond me, really.

Iceland up against complacent Croatia
By his own high standards, Messi has been way below his usual level in Argentina's first two matches. Messi scored twice when Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in the group stage four years ago.

You can keep up with the schedule and all of the results of the World Cup as they happen here. That means there will be a new champion, so our CBS Sports prognosticators have locked in their predictions, and their brackets are presented below along with round of 16 picks and World Cup final picks. What's more exciting is that on Saturday, the first day of the second stage, Argentina's Lionel Messi and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo will be in action!

Christian Eriksen's wonderful goal set them on the path to a crucial draw against Australia which ultimately secured their passage through to the knockout stages.

The World Cup is the flawless opportunity for lower ranked players to display their qualities to the global audience and to the thousands of football clubs who are on the look out to strengthen their squad. To be honest, if we can't score a goal in 90 minutes against South Korea then we don't deserve to go through.

Croatia now faces a fellow European opponent with a singular star in Christian Eriksen, and should Croatia mark him out of the game, it's tough to see Nicolai Jorgensen and Yussuf Poulsen creating chances for themselves.

Switzerland held Brazil in their opening game before beating Serbia and drawing with Costa Rica sent them through, but even though Federation Internationale de Football Association rank them the sixth best in the world, they have not reached the last eight since hosting the tournament in 1954.

"It's all great for the history books in Croatia but if we don't win against Denmark, when someone asks you what you did, what can you say?"

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