The German national cricket team has missed out on participating in a World Cup for the first time.

The team of national coach Steven Knox lost all three group matches at the T20 Global Qualifier in Oman, the last stage on the way to the title matches in Australia. On Monday, the German Cricket Federation side also lost heavily to Ireland by seven wickets.

Earlier, the German team had lost their duels with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, and now they are still playing for fifth place. It was the first time that a German cricket team reached the final stage of the World Cup qualifiers.