Germany crash out of World Cup at group stage in seismic shock

Germany crash out of World Cup at group stage in seismic shock

Germany crash out of World Cup at group stage in seismic shock

After beating Germany, 1-0, and South Korea, 2-1, Mexico appeared to be cruising in Russian Federation, but it still faced the possibility of exiting if it lost to Sweden and Germany beat South Korea.

All four teams had a chance to advance in games that were being played simultaneously and Sweden's comprehensive lead over Mexico put Germany into prime position to advance as well - provided the Germans could score against the South Koreans.

Two stoppage-time goals from Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min in Kazan proved just that. Upon first glance, you might think it's just a celebration, as Brazil fans march down the street, waving country flags and playing loud music.

Shin, who had given South Korea a one per cent chance of victory before the game, said: "I feel great, but at the same time, I feel a little bit empty, so I feel a little ambivalent".

"It would have been frightful to get all the way to this match with six points and not have qualified", Osorio said.

" We didn't deserve to win the title again, we didn't deserve to get into the last 16".

"We need changes, big changes".

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Sweden 3, Mexico 0 - At Yekaterinburg, Russia: Sweden dominated Mexico to move on to the World Cup knockout round. But the strategy did not bring much success in the first half.

Sweden 1 South Korea 0.

The Germans continued at the same pedestrian pace after halftime and Ozil had another poor display, with many of his passes uncompleted.

Gomez had a decent header stopped by Jo in the 68th minute and could not properly connect with a low cross from Kimmich in the 72nd as Germany's hopes vanished.

It will be tough for Germany to re-group after this loss. But the team never really seemed to recover from its opening 1-0 loss to Mexico.

He also revealed that Bayern Munich's Sebastian Rudy will not play in the decisive match against South Korea on Wednesday after breaking his nose in previous match.

The Germans had denied Guus Hiddink's South Korea a place in the 2002 final with a 1-0 win in Seoul after the co-hosts had ridden a wave of national footballing fervour to defeat Poland, Portugal, Italy and Spain on the way to the last four.

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