Germany ended third and was eliminated prior to the knockout rounds for the first time in Women’s World Cup history with a total of four points after one victory, one draw, and a loss. After Germany unexpectedly exited the Women’s World Cup in the group stage, officials and the media questioned how entrenched the issues are in the nation’s once-proud football system. The tournament favorite and second-ranked team in the world, Germany, drew 1-1 with South Korea on Thursday.
The team finished third and was eliminated before the elimination rounds with four points after one victory, one draw, and a loss. The German FA had “no clear answers” for the early withdrawal, according to Joti Chatzialexiou, director of sport, who also hinted that earlier achievements may have led to complacency. We might have taken a few times to rest on our laurels because of our success in the female division.
The only other country with many victories, Norway, has won eight European Championships, which is four times as much as Germany, which has won two World Cups.
The German men’s team, who had always advanced through the group stage dating back to the 1930s, were subsequently eliminated at the group stage in each of the last two World Cups, mirroring the rapid decline.
Some have questioned the nation’s sporting underpinnings in light of Germany’s abrupt decline, which has left it as the only country to have won the World Cup in both men’s and women’s football.
Even though Germany advanced to the Euro 2022 championship game and fell to England in extra time, Chatzialexiou acknowledged the German FA was aware of a number of problems that needed to be fixed. The German FA has, according to the 47-year-old, “consciously established a project for the future development of male and female football” during the previous five years. “It’s not like we have not been trying to deal with things,” he added.