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Germany suffer six defeats in a year for first time

By Opta
Joshua Kimmich and Leroy Sane leave the field dejected after Germany suffered their sixth defeat of the year

Paris, October 17: Germany's 2-1 Nations League away to world champions France on Tuesday (October 16) saw them suffer a sixth loss in a single calendar year for the first time ever.

It has been a woeful year for Germany's national team, with off-field controversy and a shambolic World Cup campaign attracting headlines for the wrong reason.

Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Netherlands

But two of their most crucial defeats came in Russia, as they lost 1-0 to Mexico in their opening group game and were then dumped out before the knockout phase as a result of a 2-0 reverse at the hands of South Korea.

Their other two losses were to Brazil and Austria in pre-World Cup friendlies.

ended up losing to France on Tuesday

Nevertheless, it consigned them to successive competitive defeats for the first time since 2000.

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 3:20 [IST]
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