Germany struggled to get the better of an energetic Guinean side, but came away with a 3-1 victory at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi, that sends them through to the Round of 16.
Jann-Fiete Arp was again the key figure in attack for the Germans, scoring the opener on 8 minutes setting up the second near the hour mark for Nicolas Kuehn. They finish second in Group C with six points and will meet Colombia in New Delhi on Monday, while the Guineans were unfortunate to lose on the day. As a result, the Africans are eliminated at the opening hurdle. Guinea’s Ibrahima Soumah answered with his second of the competition as well to equalise ahead of the half-hour mark. Sahverdi Cetin converted a penalty in second-half stoppage time to put the match out of reach.