Although Korean football failed to advance to the last 16 in the World Cup, it completely crushed Germany, the ‘defending champion’ and the holder of ‘FIFA ranking #1’
1. The team that eliminated Germany in the group stage in ’80 years’
Germany, which has not been eliminated since the elimination of the qualifiers in the 1938 France World Cup, where 15 countries participated
2. The first Asian team to beat the World Cup Ex-FIFA ranking #1 Team
Until now, there were no teams from Asia that has beat the FIFA defending champion.
South Korea was ranked #57 at the FIFA ranking and has officially beaten the FIFA ranking #1 Germany.
3. First Asian team to defeat Germany in the World Cup
There are countless number of times where several Asian countries such as United Arab Emirates and Iran faced Germany in the World Cup, but always lost.
After facing Germany in the World Cup 3 times, South Korea is the first Asian country to beat Germany.