German FA concede humbling group stage exit was deserved

German FA concede humbling group stage exit was deserved

And having committed men forward in an increasingly desperate search for the three points - just one goal would have sufficed with Sweden beating Mexico 3-0 - they were inevitably caught late on with Kim Young-Gwon scoring in the 92nd minute.

The VAR system showed again that the second goal was also effective and sealed the victory for South Korea 2-0.

Even in Yekaterinburg, almost 500 miles away, the Mexican fans expected Germany to score.

But it was South Korea that made the first serious threat at the goal when the Asian side were awarded a free kick opportunity in the 18th minute.

Both goals were scored in injury time after a tense 90 minutes in which Germany dominated possession and South Korean fans cheered at the slightest chance of a shot on goal.

All hopes for Germany were lost after the team lost 0-2 to South Korea in The World Cup Fifa in Kazan, Russia. Son tapped the ball into an empty net after a long pass from Ju Se-jong.

Mexican soccer fans around the world were celebrating with Korean fans after South Korea's upset of Germany helped Mexico advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup.

"At the moment ... the disappointment of being eliminated is just huge. I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination".

"Where we go from here, we'll have to talk about it calmly".

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Germany is the fourth defending champions to be eliminated from the Group Stage at the World Cup in the last five tournaments.

Loew had changed his line-up to mix youth with experience, calling back Hummels, Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil while also fielding Niklas Suele and new Bayern signing Leon Goretzka. Shortly before the World Cup he extended his contract until 2022.

Click through the gallery above to see Germany's starting XI! But the strategy did not bring much success in the first half. However, the Germans didn't forget to thank their fans, besides praising their opponents.

"Maybe we need one more match and he will be in his full form physically and technically, because he is outside the normal standards".

"I'm shocked", Germany coach Joachim Löw told reporters.

He said: "Until quite recently, we have probably been the most consistent, in terms of performance, team in the past 10, 12 years". "It's so frustrating and mind-boggling that we didn't play like this against Sweden and Mexico". Their chances depended on the results of the other match.

After defeats to Sweden and Mexico, South Korea were expected to bow out of the tournament against a Germany side who needed a win, but a major surprise occurred in Kazan.

From a high of a 66% audience share during the 2002 World Cup and 60% four years later, the average for the opening two games was 37%.

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