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Germany will now go on to face Croatia in the quarter-finals, while South Africa drop into the bracket contesting 9th-12th positions where they will face Japan on Tuesday, July 23 at 04:00 SA time.
The winner / loser of that match with face the loser / winner of the match between Montenegro and the USA.
South Africa can do no worse than match their best ever previous result at a world championship (12th in 2015).
At the last world championships in 2017, the SA men's side finished 16th - and last - in the tournament, scoring 21 goals in five matches and conceding a whopping 77.