Muller may retire after Germany exit., a forward for Bayern Munich, has made suggestions that he would end his international career after Germany was knocked out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. On December 1, Die Mannschaft defeated Costa Rica 4-2; nevertheless, Spain’s surprising 2-1 loss to Japan forced the Germans to leave. They tied Spain for third place in Group E with four points, but their goal differential was worse by five goals.
The 33-year-old Muller participated in each of Germany’s three group-stage games, including a 2-1 loss to Japan and a 1-1 tie with La Roja. Following Die Mannschaft’s elimination from the FIFA World Cup, the Bayern forward has said that he may be thinking about retiring from international competition.
After the victory over Costa Rica, he told reporters; “If this was my last game, it was a great pleasure. I did it out of love. Together, we shared amazing experiences. I made an effort to put my whole heart into every game. Muller made his international debut for Germany in 2010 at the age of 20 and has had an incredible career. He has 120 international appearances under his belt, with 44 goals and 40 assists.”
The Bayern forward and Die Mannschaft won the 2014 FIFA World Cup. With 10 goals in 19 games, he is also tied for ninth place among all-time World Cup goal scorers. “Football is an easy game, the former Tottenham Hotspur striker wrote in a tweet”. The Germans always triumph after 90 minutes of chasing a ball with 22 men.
The manner in which the Germans were eliminated from the tournament may give Lineker and the Three Lions the impression that justice has been done. The winning goal by Japan against Spain was highly disputed because it appeared that the ball had left the field of play during the buildup. Victor Gomes of South Africa initially ruled the goal illegal, but VAR stepped in and determined that the ball had not completely left play.
It makes me think of England’s infamously overturned goal against Germany in the 2010 World Cup’s round of 16. When he hit the ball over German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer from 25 yards out, Frank Lampard believed he had equalized for the Three Lions. Although the ball appeared to cross the line completely, Lampard’s “ghost goal” was not recognized.
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