Korea Knocks out Germany in 2-0 Upset

Jun 29, 2018, 19:03
Korea Knocks out Germany in 2-0 Upset

And just like that Germany's eliminated from 2018 FIFA World Cup contention in the group stage for the first time since 1938.

"We made our way to the top over a period of 14 years - we were the most consistent team in the world for the past 10 years and became world champions".

And Son Heung-min scored on a long cross from Ju Se-jong on an empty net.

However, Mexico still advances to the next round in second spot thanks to Germany's defeat.

Russian Federation 2018 represented the first time in the history of Germany's participation in the World Cup that it failed to advance out of its group.

Sweden are also unchanged as they bid to upset the odds and secure qualification despite defeat to Germany in their last match. Whether it is because of VAR or a crackdown on grappling and holding, there have already been more penalty kicks awarded in this World Cup than any other.

Regardless of how the tournament ends, Tite has shown that he really unites Brazil - and that's quite rare. "Five goals in three matches is not the way forward", said coach Fernando Hierro of their defensive record, as it remains to be seen if Spain were right to sack Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament. Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan also brought focus on the team when they were pictured in May with controversial Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of his country's elections, leading to Germany's political leaders asking for explanations. If we can't score a goal in 90 minutes against South Korea then we don't deserve to go through.

Zinedine Zidane was missing due to injury as France were stunned 1-0 by Senegal in their first game, and they followed that with a 0-0 draw against Uruguay, as Thierry Henry was sent off.

Germany ended up last in a group it expected to win.

The German newspaper went with the headline "Without words", as they did after Low's team humiliated Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 semi-finals. It wasn't my impression when I spoke to the team before that they were under pressure before the match because the Sweden game was on at the same time.