Germany Have Been Knocked Out Of The 2018 World Cup


That equalled the best appearance by Mexico at a World Cup.

In the aftermath of the Mexico defeat, Ozil was dropped against Mexico, before being reinstated in what was an insipid and uninspired performance against South Korea.

According to reports, South Korean K-pop kings BTS also reaped the spoils of the result, with their hit single "Fake Love" surging up the iTunes Mexico chart 31 places after the game.

The team's disappointment and shock at crashing out of the competition in the group stages was summed up on the front of the country's national newspaper Bild.

Suddenly, all eyes turned to the South Korea-Germany match being played simultaneously in Kazan. "But they didn't play like I thought they would", 20-year-old student Cecilia Jimenez said.

Whereas today's match might be referred to as a "Don't Mention The VAR" match - the Korean's first and second goals were confirmed via video assistance - the original German World Cup cock-up might be a case of 'Don't Mention The.' - actually we're not even going to go there.

He added: "We want to accomplish the impossible".

It is the first time Germany failed to reach the knockout stage of a World Cup since 1938.

While they saw a reversal of fortunes with Toni Kroos' late victor against Sweden, they failed against South Korea despite having 78 percent of possession and 28 shots.

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"There was no game where we could you say we played the style we used to play and we expect to play".

"We didn't really get into that tournament".

Sweden's Ludwig Augustinsson put his side ahead against Mexico and in return, he sank Germany's hopes of progressing.

Andersson had been infuriated by the celebrations of some of Germany's bench when Toni Kroos scored an injury-time victor last weekend to beat the Swedes 2-1.

"We did not deserve to be winning the title once again", Loew said.

South Korea lost its opening two matches but still entered the game with a chance to advance.

So, by all means soak up the schadenfreude, but don't expect it to last for too long.

South Korea celebrate after defender Kim Young-gwon scored as the Koreans defeated Germany (in green) 2-0 to send the defending World Cup holders out of the tournament.

The "young millionaires" refrain could perhaps be applied to numerous teams in Russian Federation, and although the Germans battled until the end to beat the Swedes, they appeared to be infected by a meek resignation to their fate as they toiled against South Korea. "I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination but I will think about it calmly".