South Korean KO - Dark day for defending champions

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Germany arrived back home to an army of baying reporters and photographers on Thursday after they were sent packing from the World Cup by South Korea.

Germany manager Joachim Low is contemplating his future after seeing his side lose 2-0 to South Korea and finish bottom of Group F on Wednesday. We need a couple of hours to see things clearly. "I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination". They could also have gone through with a draw, if the Sweden-Mexico game had also ended in a draw.

Mexican fans in Russian Federation for the World Cup also expressed their gratitude to one South Korean they found outside the stadium in Ekaterinburg following the defeat to Sweden.

Germany followed in the footsteps of Spain and Italy, who were eliminated from the 2014 and 2010 tournaments respectively at the group stage as defending champions.

Germany now needed two goals and the ball was delivered continuously into the penalty area but with goalkeeper Neuer left stranded after going up for a corner, a long ball was played through to Son who reached the ball inside the six-yard box before tapping into an empty net.

In a shocking upset, South Korea has beaten Germany in the World Cup, denying the defending champions a chance to advance beyond the first round.




Had Mexico defeated Sweden in the other Group F game then Korea would have progressed to the second round but the Swedes won 3-0 to ensure that Korea head home.

The Mexican team's official beer sponsor also showed its gratitude to the South Koreans, sending their embassy in Washington several dozen crates of alcohol, along with the message: "Showing thanks to our South Korean friends as the official beer of the Mexican national football team".

South Korean defender Kim Young-gwon broke the deadlock three minutes into stoppage time - a goal that was initially wiped out on an offside call but counted later by the video assistant referees - and Son Heung-min added one a few minutes later. Though this German squad was not a lot different from the one that lifted the 2014 World Cup, it lacked conviction.

Germany are out of the 2018 World Cup.

The loss defines what has been a disastrous World Cup for Germany, which began with a defeat by Mexico.

World Cup Daily: Germany are out, while Brazil are not. For years to come, Kazan, a city on the Volga River in southwest Russian Federation, will be associated with miracles in South Korea, and with nightmares in Germany. But we have young players who are talented and have the potential to go forward.

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