Youssoufa Moukoko makes history for Germany in the 2022 World Cup.
For Germany at the 2022 World Cup, Youssoufa Moukoko creates history.
The Japanese stunned Die Mannschaft in their first game of the competition as Youssoufa Moukoko makes history for Germany in the 2022 World Cup.
In an unexpected turn of events, Germany, the 2014 FIFA World Cup winner, fell to Japan 2-1 in their opening match of the tournament. Japan fought back aggressively in the second half of the game and scored two goals to win the game while the Germans were leading by one goal.
German player Youssoufa Moukoko’s World Cup career hasn’t gotten off to the kind of start he had hoped for. He entered this game as the youngest German football player to ever play in a World Cup.
Last Wednesday against Oman, Youssoufa Moukoko earned his senior debut for the German national team.
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The Borussia Dortmund striker made history by becoming the country’s youngest representative since Uwe Seeler in 1954 at the age of 17 years and 361 days. Additionally, Moukoko became the fourth-youngest player to ever represent Germany.
Moukoko, a Yaoundé, Cameroon native, debuted for the German national U16 squad on September 11, 2017. He scored twice for the Germans in his second game against the same opponent two days later. He was the U16s’ youngest player at the time.
With just 14 Bundesliga appearances, Moukoko had a season to remember for Borussia Dortmund, tallying six goals and four assists. He was selected for the Germany team to compete in the 2022 FIFA World Cup thanks to his performances for Dortmund.
Germany, captained by Manuel Neuer, is drawn in the so-called “Group of Death,” which also includes Japan and countries like Spain and Costa Rica. Germany must win its final two games to advance to the next stage; else, they will have to wait for other teams in their group to have favourable outcomes.