Germany out of World Cup 2018


Supporters of the German national football team react as they attend a public viewing event at the Fanmeile in Berlin to watch the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group F football match between South Korea and Germany on June 27, 2018.

With the Germans throwing all of their players forward, injury-time goals from Kim Young-Gwon and Son Heung-Min secured a shock victory for South Korea. "So, we deserve to be eliminated, yes", said Low, who had never failed to reach a semi-final before in his 12-year reign.

The World and Confederation Cup champions of football Germany lost to South Korea after showing a poor performance in two to zero goal match.

Germany's Toni Kroos, the free kick hero in the 2-1 win over Sweden, tried desperately to spark his side into action in the second half but was denied by South Korea's heroic Cho Hyun-woo in the 88th minute, one of a number of fine saves by the keeper.

The Germans needed to beat Korea by two clear goals in their final group F match at Kazan stadium to advance to the last 16. They could also have gone through with a draw, if the Sweden-Mexico game had also ended in a draw.

But South Korea faced with an improbable mathematical chance to qualify went the way of suicide bombers, holding down the Germans along enough to crash out the tournament together.

Mexico fans tensely watch as their team falls apart against Sweden.

Germany had a decent look in the 39th in a scramble following a corner, but Mats Hummels couldn't get a shot off in the crowd.

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Some Mexico fans went beyond cheering while watching the action unfold television, either by waving South Korean flags or finding South Korea supporters and thanking them in person with chants and in some cases carrying them like conquering heroes. But Sweden made it all moot by beating Mexico 3-0 in Ekaterinburg.

Germany's Thomas Muller looks dejected after losing 2-0 to South Korea at the World Cup in Kazan, Russia.

Despite enduring what has thus far been a frustrating World Cup, Timo Werner will now hope to end his wait for a first goal at a major tournament here against what is the weakest opponents Germany have faced so far in Russian Federation.

"It was a bit of overconfidence ahead of Mexico - that we can press the button and win".

Paulinho and Thiago Silva scored a goal each for Brazil and the five-time champions will next face Mexico in the round of 16 on Monday in Samara.

Mesut Ozil missed out in that dramatic match against Sweden, with Joachim Low deciding to drop the Arsenal playmaker for Marco Reus and Julian Draxler.

"Overall I think we can all agree that we wanted to do better", Bakhashwain told Arab News.

And then everything went insane in added time at the end.