Germany Exit Women’s World Cup after Draw with South Korea

Germany’s Lena Oberdorf and Nicole Anyomi look dejected after Germany are knocked out of the World Cup on Thursday.

BRISBANE (Reuters) – Twice former winners Germany crashed out in the opening phase of the Women’s World Cup for the first time after a 1-1 draw with South Korea in their final Group H match on Thursday.

The Germans, champions in 2003 and 2007 and ranked second in the world, had needed a win to be sure of progressing and Morocco’s 1-0 win over Colombia in the other group match in Perth sent both teams through to the last 16.