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World Cup 2018 Report: South Korea 2 Germany 0 - Defending champions crash out after Kazan collapse


South Korea dumped Germany out of the World Cup thanks to a 2-0 win in Kazan on Wednesday, both goals netted in stoppage time



Holders Germany sensationally crashed out of the first round of the World Cup for the first time since 1938 after losing 2-0 to South Korea, with VAR used to award two injury-time goals.

Joachim Low's side went into the game needing to match or better Sweden's result against Mexico, but they failed to break down Korea's dogged resistance and were undone at the last as Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min netted, while the Scandinavians romped to a 3-0 victory.

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World Cup 2018: New ball to be used for knockout stage

The Telstar Mechta replaces the black and white Telstar 18, which "paid homage to the first Adidas World Cup ball" from 1970



A new match ball will be used for the knockout stage of the World Cup in Russia, Fifa has announced.

The Telstar Mechta will replace the Telstar 18, the Adidas ball used throughout the group stage.

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World Cup 2018: Volgograd temperatures forecast to reach 40C

After staging Nigeria's win over Iceland, Volgograd Arena will host its fourth and last game of this year's World Cup on Thursday




Authorities have warned football fans not to drink too much alcohol before Thursday's game at Volgograd Arena.

Temperatures are likely to reach 40C in the southern Russian city, where Poland play Japan in their final Group H game.

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World Cup 2018 Report: Peru win first World Cup game in 40 years as Australia go out

Andre Carrillo's goal was the first for Peru in a World Cup finals since Guillermo La Rosa scored in the 5-1 defeat to Poland in 1982



Peru recorded their first win at a World Cup finals since 1978 as they beat Australia in the last match of the tournament for both sides.

Australia needed to defeat already-eliminated Peru and hope France beat Denmark in order to reach the last 16, but the South Americans went ahead with a fine, low 15-yard volley from Andre Carrillo.

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World Cup 2018 Report: France top Group C as Denmark qualify

Denmark’s one genuine star was involved in two of the rare moments of excitement in this otherwise forgettable match



Denmark joined France in the last 16 of the World Cup after playing out the first goalless draw of the tournament, which was greeted by boos at the final whistle.

A draw was good enough to see a much-changed French side top Group C, while Denmark knew a point would be enough for them too, even if Australia beat Peru.

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