Germany out of tournament after losing to South Korea

01 July, 2018, 07:32 | Author: Alyssa Little
  • Germany's Toni Kroos celebrates his winner against Sweden

But the Germans failed to fire on Russian soil, suffering a shock 1-0 loss to Mexico in their opener, scraping past Sweden with a stoppage-time victor, and then losing 2-0 to South Korea at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday.

South Korea did the almost unthinkable at the FIFA World Cup here on Wednesday, blanking defending champions Germany 2-0 to close out Group F action behind yet another stellar performance from goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo.

The changes didn't produce the desired effect early on, with Germany's attack once again slow and disjointed, struggling to break down a South Korean back line that had looked fragile in their last game against Mexico, a 2-0 loss.

South Korea's superstar Son Heung-min found the ball in Germany's half and slotted it into their unattended net.

Germany lost the opening game 0-1 to Mexico, and dramatically beat Sweden 2-1 in stoppage time for the second game.

Mexico and Sweden managed to advance to the Round of 16, after collecting 6 points each.

It's the fourth time in the past five tournaments that the reigning champion has failed to escape the group stage in the subsequent World Cup. I'm still angry and disappointed and at the same time I feel sorry for all our fans who supported us in the stadium or at home in front of the tv or at public viewings.

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South Korea was also eliminated despite the victory. During the game we were just concentrating on the game.

Sweden beat Mexico 3-0, winning the group.

"A World Cup is only comes around every four years, and we expected so much more".

South Korea controversially claimed their first goal in stoppage time after yet another VAR blow-up saw a potential off-side call land in favour of the underdogs.

Mats Hummels headed over the top when unmarked six yards out in the closing stages, before South Korea's two late goals.

South Korea, for its part, needed a miracle to qualify for the next round; in the end, although neither side qualified, it was a match that will be remembered for years to come in the Asian nation.

It means Germany's hopes of becoming the first team to retain the World Cup since Brazil's victories in 1958 and 1962 ended in embarrassing fashion.

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