The title dream of German football Juniors at the U17 World Cup has burst. The team of coach Steffen Freund lost in the semi-final against the hosts Mexico with 2: 3 (1: 1).
Torreon (SID) - the title dream of German football Juniors at the U17 World Cup has burst. The team of coach Steffen Freund lost 2: 3 (1: 1) in the semi-final against the hosts of Mexico by a clean sheet at the last minute and has to wait further for its world premiere.
Opponents in the game to # 3 is the three-time champion Brazil, which failed with 0: 3 (0: 1) to Uruguay late Sunday night (22.00 / Eurosport) in the Aztec Stadium from Mexico City. Following the final between Mexico and Uruguay will take place on the same spot in front of 100,000 spectators.
After five victories with a total of 18: The selection of the German Football Association (DFB) in the sold-out Nuevo Estadio Corona in Torreon (30,000 seats) was caught cold 3 Gates - Julio Gomez met with a header (3.). But then the Samed Yesil (10th) of Bayer's German striker scored his sixth goal of the tournament Leverkusen with a right shot from 20 metres.
During a pressure the Mexicans scored Kapitan Emre can (60th) the goal, he to curved three opponents and loaded also the goalkeeper. The fighting spirit of the hosts was rewarded by the 2-2 by Jorge Espericueta, it was a directly turned corner (76.). Gomez, who now played with a bandage around his head, led to the decision (90.).
For the only time, Germany has said, lost at that time however in Beijing before 80,000 fans 0: 2 against Nigeria on 11 August 1985 in the final. Coach of the German Junior was Horst Koppel, for Nigeria, including the later Bundesliga professional Jonathan Akpoborie hit.