Korea Knocks out Germany in 2-0 Upset

Korea Knocks out Germany in 2-0 Upset

Germany finished rock bottom of Group F and were eliminated following a devastating 2-0 defeat by South Korea on Wednesday afternoon.

After the referee's final whistle at the Karzan Arena, a German supporter was checked by the security details as he poured out his anger at the Gunners' playmaker.

South Korea struck a blow to Germany on June 27 with a clinical 2-0 win over the defending champions.

Some fans are blaming him entirely for their exit.

La Roja had won three successive major global tournaments when the tiki-taka technicians arrived in Brazil but the 2014 World Cup proved a step too far.

The decision to omit Manchester City's Leroy Sane, the Premier League's Best Young Player last season, from the World Cup squad spoke volumes when fresh impetus was badly needed in Russian Federation.

On the other hand, on Germany's defeat, people are sharing various kinds of jokes on social media.

Defending FIFA World Cup champion Germany eliminated from tournament
Wednesday's encounter will the third between the two sides in World Cup history, having already faced each other in 1994 and 2002. Germany came back from behind in their match against Sweden , 2-1, and lost shockingly against Mexico in their first match, 1-0.

Amazingly, it is the first time in eight decades that Germany have failed to make it past the opening round of World Cup competition.

Another fellow user replied: "The inclusion of Mesut Ozil in the front four did little to inspire a turgid Germany team". It was my impression I spoke to the team that they were under pressure and they wanted to move ahead. Ozil threw his wristband off in frustration at the full-time whistle. Based on talent, he's one of the best.

Head coach Joachim Loew has always stuck by his tried and trusted stars - but it was Germany's undoing in Russian Federation.

Low said Germany had been in a similar position when he arrived as assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann in 2004 after the resignation of Rudi Voller following a group stage exit from the European Championship.

Nine members of the 2014 squad went to Russian Federation and the majority of them were first choice for at least two of Germany's matches.

One team the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Portugal wouldn't like to meet in the knockout round are Germany. That assistance will be crucial against a talented but inconsistent Mexican side that has gone from beating Germany 1-0 in its opener to losing 3-0 to Sweden in its final group game.

"Honestly, I had no expectations at all, but the players did well as they overcame crisis after crisis to seal the win", said Lee Shin-young, a 39-year-old office worker in Yongin, near Seoul, who watched from home.