Germany, the reigning World Cup Champions, knocked out of the tournament by South Korea. The performance on the pitch - Germany's worst ever at a World Cup. Brent picks over the carcass with Emilie Rauschütz and Pablo Foley Elias from DW Sports.
The promotion of youth at the expense of experience has dominated the conversation around the German national team. But Toni Kroos has survived, and remains "indispensable" to Joachim Löw as Germany face the Netherlands.
Joachim Löw's decision to axe the Manchester City winger was the first in a series of blunders for the German national team in 2018. One year on, the 23-year old has emerged as the face of a new era.
Both Germany and the Netherlands are in transitional periods going in to Sunday's Euro 2020 qualfying encounter. The Dutch have a head start, however, as Germany hope to bed-in a new batch of world beaters.
Joachim Löw has picked his first Germany squad since ousting Thomas Müller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels. He has called up three new faces from Germany's under-21 squad for matches against Serbia and the Netherlands.
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