FIFA World Cup 2022: Youssoufa Moukoko becomes youngest German player to participate in a World Cup match

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In a shock, the 2014 FIFA World Cup winners – Germany lost 2-1 to Japan in their first match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Germans led with a goal, but Japan came back strong in the second half of the contest. the match and scored 2 goals to win the match.

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Germany’s Youssoufa Moukoko didn’t start his World Cup career the way he expected. By participating in this game, he became the youngest ever German footballer to participate in the World Cup.

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Youssoufa Moukoko made his senior debut for the German national team against Oman last Wednesday. Aged 17 years and 361 days, the Borussia Dortmund striker made history when he became the youngest player to represent Germany since Uwe Seeler in 1954. Moukoko also became the fourth youngest player to play for Germany overall.

Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Moukoko played for the German U16 national team for the first time on September 11, 2017. Two days later, in his second game against the same opponent, he scored two goals for the Germans. At that time he was the youngest player in the U16.

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Moukoko had a season to remember at Borussia Dortmund, as he scored six goals and four assists in just 14 Bundesliga appearances. His performances for Dortmund helped earn him a call-up to the Germany squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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Manuel Neuer led Germany in the ‘Group of Death’, because in addition to Germany and Japan, the group has teams such as Spain and Costa Rica. Germany will have to win the next two games or wait for the results of other teams from the group to be in their favor to advance to the next round.

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