David De Gea, Anthony Elanga and Donny van de Beek, who are on their maiden visit to India, officially launched and kickstarted the activities for the third season of the United We Play programme.
Just like every week, many players failed to perform this week as well. Germany lost 0-2 to South Korea in the biggest upset of the tournament so far as the defending champions were knocked out of the World Cup.
Here is our list of the biggest flops from round three of the group stages.
Mats Hummels, Germany
Unsurprisingly, this list starts with a German player after their disaster against South Korea. Germany lost 0-2 and Hummels looked out of sorts throughout the match.
Not only was Hummels slow in defence, he also missed many opportunities to score from set-pieces, which you expect a player like Hummels to score easily. He also missed a golden opportunity in the 85th minute to give Germany the lead as he got a free header.
Timo Werner, Germany
Another German player in this list shows the magnitude of how bad the Germans have been at this World Cup. RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner had a tough job as he had to replace Miroslav Klose, the all-time top scorer at the World Cup.
Timo Werner failed to score a single goal at the World Cup (Photo: AFP )
Werner surprised everyone as he failed to score a single goal throughout the tournament. He was subbed off around the 60-minute mark, but his replacement Mario Gomez failed to impress either. Miroslav Klose was dearly missed as Germany were sent packing in the group stage.
David De Gea, Spain
Spain failed to dominate in a group where they were expected to. Although they topped the group, but just barely. David De Gea, considered by many as the best goalkeeper in the world, was poor throughout the group stage.
Spain drew 2-2 against Morocco as De Gea was again sloppy in the match. De Gea has failed to stop a single shot on target at this World Cup, a shocking stat for a player of De Gea’s calibre.
Andre Silva, Portugal
Portugal barely drew 1-1 against Iran as Andre Silva failed to impress. Silva was expected to start every match at the beginning of the tournament, but Goncalo Guedes was preferred ahead of him.
As Guedes missed many chances in the first two matches, Silva was included in the line-up against Iran ahead of him. Just like Guedes, Silva was also poor and missed many chances.
Sadio Mane, Senegal
Sadio Mane has been playing well but he failed to deliver when it mattered the most for Senegal. With Japan, Colombia and Senegal fighting for two spots of Group H, Senegal needed at least a draw against Colombia.
Colombia won the match 1-0 as Senegal bowed out of the World Cup. Japan also lost to Poland but qualified for the next round on fair play as they had less yellow cards then Senegal. Mane missed many chances and failed to inspire his team through to the knockout stages.