Joachim Low's side eliminated in Russian Federation with worst campaign since 1938

Tanya Simon
June 30, 2018

South Korea themselves were eliminated from the tournament as a result, but may now find themselves cheering for Mexico, as an unlikely worldwide friendship appears to have bloomed.

And a loss... well, a loss was unthinkable.

Low refutes suggestions German football is about to enter a dark phase, insisting "there are enough young players, who are very talented and ready to develop".

They could however be exempted from service should South Korea win the Asian Games later this summer. They also controlled possession, holding the ball 70% of the time. Initially flagged offside, the goal has finally been allowed after a VAR review.

Major German shopping centre chain Kaufhof offered a 40-percent price cut on World Cup merchandise in a promotion called "Too bad, Germany".

But Mexico City exploded with joy when South Korea scored two injury-time goals to eliminate the defending world champions in a huge upset.

And boy, did they lose.

This was the first time since 1938 that Germany was knocked out in the group stage.

Hummels said the warning signs had been there after Germany lost its opening game 1-0 to Mexico.

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Osorio's criticism will be of no concern to Andersson as goals from defenders Ludwig Augustinsson and Andreas Granqvist, from the penalty spot, plus a comical own goal were reward for a physical display.

It was after the match that Mexicans watched as Korea shocked Germany.

Elsewhere, Mexico fans carried South Korean fans aloft through Mexico City's main square in a victory march after the result.

'It needed someone to tell them they have to do it all again from the start.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC captain Kendall Waston got Costa Rica on the board early in the second half, heading home a corner to make a bit of history.

As you may be aware, the World Cup is taking place this summer in Russian Federation.

Switzerland scored in the 88th minute, but it didn't stand up as the victor, as a Costa Rica scored again to level the match three minutes into stoppage time. The thinking was that Julian Brandt fitted better into the national team system - but he played just 19 minutes over the three games. The tournament is over for both Serbia and Costa Rica.

Mexico has not made it past the knockout Round of 16 for the past six World Cups.

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