Misplaced trust was the stepping stone to Low's humiliation

Joachim Low arrived at this World Cup as the undisputed world master - der Weltmeister - of coaches. He left it shouldering the blame for the most rapid exit any German side have suffered in 80 years.

Hubris reduced to humiliation: A life lesson for anyone who takes a modicum of success for granted.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2018, with the headline 'Misplaced trust was the stepping stone to Low's humiliation'. Print Edition | Subscribe