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Germany has turned into the fourth European World Cup champ in succession to see their title resistance fall at the primary obstacle.

The 2014 champions completed base of Group F with a 2-0 thrashing to South Korea on Wednesday.

Germany is unaccustomed to such disappointment - this is the first occasion when they have been thumped out in the first round since 1938.

Be that as it may, it has turned into a natural story for protecting champions from Europe.

Since a brought together Germany followed up West Germany's 1990 World Cup win with a quarter-last keep running in 1994, each champion from this landmass has neglected to get away from the accompanying group stage.
Here, we investigate this amazing example...

France - Champions 1998, Group stage exit 2002

After a vital triumph over Brazil in Paris in 1998 had been trailed by Euro 2000 achievement, France went to Japan and South Korea with extraordinary desires.

In any case, a propelled Senegal, playing in their first World Cup, stunned them with a 1-0 win in Seoul. "France will go to the second round," said boss Roger Lemerre - however he wasn't right.

France was overwhelmed by Senegal in 2002

A disappointing 0-0 draw with Uruguay heaped on the weight and a 2-0 thrashing to Denmark asked the champions to leave for good. A base of their group, without a win, without a goal.

It was the first run through the holders had been killed at the first round since Brazil in 1966 - be that as it may, as we will see, it wouldn't be the last...

Marcel Desailly, captain: "It's truly something horrendous in light of the fact that it doesn't occur that the title holders go out in the first round. Despite everything we have the best players, however, something was broken in the machine."

Patrick Vieira: "I think we got what we merited. Perhaps the dedication wasn't sufficient and that is the reason we didn't win games we ought to have done."

Italy - Champions 2006, Group stage exit 2010

A penalty shoot-out triumph over France at the 2006 World Cup had seen Italy delegated champions for a fourth time - however, their protection was a humiliating one.
The Azzurri completed base of their group in South Africa, beneath New Zealand. They had followed up their opening 1-1 draw with Paraguay with a similar outcome against the Kiwis previously losing to World Cup novices Slovakia 3-2. 


Shane Smeltz scores for New Zealand against Italy in 2010

It was the first run through Italy had neglected to win a match at a World Cup.

Marcello Lippi, supervisor: "I assume full liability. On the off chance that a group appears at an essential diversion with fear in its heart and head and legs, it must mean the coach did not prepare them as he ought to have done. I thought the men I picked would have possessed the capacity to convey something other than what's expected however clearly I wasn't right."

Spain - Champions 2010, Group stage exit 2014

Spain's World Cup win in South Africa came at the stature of their universal predominance. They won European Championships either side of their lady World Cup triumph - however, the domain came slamming down in Brazil.
They had beaten the Netherlands in additional time in 2010 last however the Dutch got their vengeance in style with a 5-1 whipping in the opening session of Spain's guard.

The Netherlands whipped Spain 5-1 in Brazil

With Iker Casillas making strange mistakes and the players before him all adrift, Spain at that point tumbled to a 2-0 misfortune to Chile which thumped them out of the opposition.

A 3-0 prevail upon Australia couldn't hide any hint of failure confront - Spain's rule was finished.

Vicente Del Bosque, director: "In the event that they had disclosed to me that we would be in this circumstance before we landed in Brazil, considering how the players were preparing and how centred they were, I would have thought it was inconceivable."

Germany - Champions 2014, Group stage exit 2018

Germany has delegated title holders for the fourth time in Brazil - however, Joachim Low's men were an alternate group in Russia four years after the fact.
Regardless of whether age, inspiration or choice was the issue, Germany completed base of their group.

Thomas Muller demonstrates the agony of an early World Cup exit

They were stunned by Mexico in their opener and, in spite of the fact that a late Toni Kroos free-kick restored their expectations against Sweden, a poor show was rebuffed by South Korea.

At no other time have they been thumped out of a first-round group stage.

Joachim Low, chief: "All of German football has lost not only a match, but rather all that we have worked over the most recent couple of years. We say too bad."
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