GERMANY 2018/19 *BNWT* AWAY (MULTIPLE SIZES) ADIDAS – Buy it here.
Minor quibbles aside, in a World Cup packed full of throwback designs, Germany’s away shirt really stood out. And with the side among the pre-tournament favourites, it looked destined for classic status. Then it all went wrong.
Germany, never short of self assurance and confidence, will have viewed their group as eminently winnable. They would be up against Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.
A 1-0 loss in the opening game against Mexico should have signalled what was to come, but many were happy enough to dismiss it as simply minor blip.
Next up would be Sweden. As the clock ticked into the dying seconds of extra time, and with the score at 1-1, it seemed that Germany could unthinkably be going two games in a row without a win. Then, in the 95th minute, Tony Kroos scored a remarkable free kick. Germany’s hopes were very much still alive.