This, then, is how the world ends, not with a bang but with a whimper. There are certain events so apocalyptic that it feels they cannot just happen. They should be signalled beneath thunderous skies as owls catch falcons and horses turn and eat themselves. At the very least, there should be a sense of fury, of thwarted effort, of energies exhausted. And yet Germany went out of the World Cup in the first round for the first time in 80 years on a pleasantly sunny afternoon with barely a flicker of resistance. There was no Sturm. There was no Drang.
Written by Jonathan Wilson at the Kazan Arena
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/27/south-korea-germany-world-cup-group-f-match-report under the title “Germany crash out of World Cup group stage after defeat to South Korea”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.