Published: Sun, July 01, 2018
Sport | By Victor Mcdonald

Grateful Mexicans party with South Korean ambassador after Germany World Cup exit

Grateful Mexicans party with South Korean ambassador after Germany World Cup exit

South Korea on Wednesday pulled off a shocker, defeating Germany 2-0 in their final Group F clash and eliminating the defending World Cup champion. They could also have gone through with a draw, if the Sweden-Mexico game had also ended in a draw.

Nervous Germany increased the pressure after the break and poured forward but despite a one-sided second half it could not find the back of the net before South Korea's last-gasp double.

Having been backed at [1.01] to qualify, defeated Germany finish as Group F's bottom side with Sweden top and Mexico second, and Low's tenure as manager will surely come to a swift end despite signing a new contract pre-tournament.

This was South Korea's first win at the 2018 World Cup after losing 1-0 to Sweden and falling 2-1 to Mexico.

Mexico take on the mighty Brazilians in Samara on Monday, hoping to progress to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1986.

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. We just did not use our chances. You'd imagine many Germans will be needing a holiday after the horror of seeing their team humbled by already eliminated South Korea.

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"A World Cup is only comes around every four years, and we expected so much more".

Kim Young-gwon broke the deadlock in added time when he found himself alone in front of goal after a corner and poked the ball home from close range.

South Korea controversially claimed their first goal in stoppage time after yet another VAR blow-up saw a potential off-side call land in favour of the underdogs.

Mesut Ozil was involved in a bust-up in the immediate aftermath of Germany's World Cup exit after being insulted by a supporter. This was made possible by South Korea that beat defending champions Germany. "We lost but we're in the next round", Alcocer said, "So, we're very happy".

"It is a really, really bitter evening for us", admitted Hummels, who squandered a late chance when he headed over.

"We didn't deserve to win the title again, we didn't deserve to make the last 16". All the Germans needed to do was to score one goal against the South Koreans.

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