Four-time World Cup winners Germany suffered a second straight Group Stage exit from the FIFA World Cup 2022 after Japan beat Spain in Group E. The Germans beat Costa Rica 4-2 in their final game, but it was not enough to help them reach the knockout stages.
With Germany having another unsuccessful performance at the FIFA World Cup, there have been many speculations regarding a possible replacement for Hansi Flick. Amid these rumours, Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has emerged as the number one candidate to replace the 57-year-old.
Amid these speculations, Jurgen Klopp's agent, Marc Kosicke, was asked about any possible developments. Kosicke, while talking to Sky Germany, opened up on the 55-year-old's future and said, "This is a media topic. Jurgen has a contract at Liverpool until 2026 and he intends to fulfil it."
Talking about Germany’s World Cup campaign, they suffered a shocking defeat against Japan. In the second match, the Germans played a 1-1 draw against Spain. However, in their last group match, Germany registered a 4-2 win over Costa Rica, but as Spain lost against Japan, it led to their exit from Qatar.
In the FIFA World Cup 2022, Germany was placed in Group E. From that group, Japan and Spain qualified for the next round. Like Germany, many other major teams also suffered early exits from the mega tournament as Belgium, Uruguay and Mexico were knocked out.
Speaking of the disappointing exit, Flick (as quoted by AP) stated that the team suffered disappointing results as a whole and outlined the missed chances in games against Japan and Spain, which led to their demise.
He said, "I think ultimately the sum of everything contributed to us being eliminated. We had enough chances, whether in the first half or the first 60 minutes of the game against Japan or even at the end against Spain when we had another huge opportunity. You really have to take those chances."