Germany had a terrible World Cup campaign, but the demons of woe are still haunting them as their Nations League’s performance is no better.
June 2018 is a month to forget for Germany because of the horrendous display of the national team at the Summer World Cup. From the turn of events, the year 2018 will be one that the German faithful will look to sentence to oblivion.
Germany suffered a 2-1 loss to France yesterday in the UEFA Nations League encounter. As a result, the DFB National Mannschaft now have six record match losses in a single year for the first time in their history.
“6 – Germany have suffered 6 defeats in a calendar year for the first time. Götterdämmerung. #FRAGER”, tweeted @OptaFranz yesterday.
Defeats to Brazil, Austria, Mexico, South Korea and the Netherlands and recently France, makes up the sestet losses they’ve faced in this calendar year.
Prior to this, Joachim Low’s side was unable to score in three consecutive competitive matches. The first-half goal by Toni Kroos against Les Bleus ensured the goalless run didn’t extend to four. Second-half comeback goals from Antoine Griezmann wrapped up the victory for the World Champions.
The defeat on the night also relegated the 2014 World Cup champions to setting another bad record which only occurred 54 years ago. They have just one clean sheet in eleven games (9%), and the last time they had such was in 1964.
OptaFranz also posted on Twitter, “54 – Germany have managed just 1 clean sheet in 11 matches 2018 (9%) and have had a weaker record for the last time 54 years ago, when they couldn’t manage a clean sheet in all 5 matches. Insurance. #FRAGER.”
Next month, the German team will play a friendly against Russia on the 15th and a home Nations League match with the Netherlands on the 19th. If the game against the Netherlands goes south, the German side could be demoted from the UEFA Nations League A to the League B.