Lost to Germany in South Korea and was eliminated from the tournament

Lost to Germany in South Korea and was eliminated from the tournament

The four-time champions finished bottom of Group F after stoppage-time goals from Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min secured a famous victory for the Koreans in a dramatic conclusion in Kazan.

South Korea did the almost unthinkable at the FIFA World Cup here on Wednesday, blanking defending champions Germany 2-0 to close out Group F action behind yet another stellar performance from goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo.

However, no one was happier than Mexico, which clinched a berth to the knockout stage with South Korea's win in spite of a monumental 3-0 shut out against Sweden.

A 1-0 defeat to Mexico and a last-gasp 2-1 win over Sweden have left Joachim Loew's team in danger of becoming the German side to exit at the first-round stage since 1938.

The defending champions went into the final game of the group stage knowing a win against South Korea would likely see them through to the last-16 if the other result went their way.

One of the pre-tournament favourites going into the World Cup, Germany were brought back down to reality in the first game as they were shocked 1-0 by Mexico thanks to a goal from Hirving Lozano.

Defeat for Sweden against Mexico could have led to Shin's side progressing beyond Group F on goal difference.

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The curse of the World Cup winners continues. "I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination". The 2-0 correct score was matched at a huge [240.0] on the Exchange, with South Korea trading at a high of [25.0] in the match odds market.

From 30 yards out, it should have been fodder for World Cup-winning Neuer, but he fumbled Jung's dipping drive Neuer and scrambled desperately to clear.

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.

"I have to say that we qualified because we beat Germany and Korea, but nevertheless I am very hurt", coach Juan Carlos Osorio said.

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

He said: "Until quite recently, we have probably been the most consistent, in terms of performance, team in the past 10, 12 years".

Germany's best chance of the half fell to, of all people, Mats Hummels, who misplayed his header horribly when wide open six yards out from goal.

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