Germany eliminated from World Cup group stage for first time since 1938

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Sweden finished top of Group F on goal difference, with both teams on six points ahead of Germany and South Korea on three apiece, after the champions went down 2-0 in a shock result in Kazan.

With the Germans throwing all of their players forward, injury-time goals from Kim Young-Gwon and Son Heung-Min secured a shock victory for South Korea. It was initially ruled out for offside but a video review revealed the ball had touched a German defender and the celebrations began.

After watching their team play poorly against Sweden, the mood among Mexico fans at the game improved when news came in that South Korean goalkeeper Joe Hyeon-woo was preventing Germany from scoring.

The Germans dominated possession as expected, but even with all the attacking talent on the pitch, they struggled to carve out chances in the opening 20 minutes.

From 30 yards out, it should have been fodder for World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, but after fumbling Jung's dipping drive Neuer scrambled desperately to clear as Son raced to pounce. After 10-man Germany beat Sweden 2-1, thanks to superb free kick goal by Toni Kroos in the 95th minute, South Korea were given an extra life.

The Spurs forward having no trouble tapping in the goal that sent Germany out of the World Cup.

Had Mexico defeated Sweden in the other Group F game then Korea would have progressed to the second round but the Swedes won 3-0 to ensure that Korea head home. Four years later, the picture that will come to sum up Germany's campaign in Russian Federation - if you can even call it that - doesn't depict a football scene. A part of his aura was lost in Russian Federation, where his team never looked as good on the pitch as he did on that fateful morning jog.

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There's a cracking game going on at the Kazan Arena this afternoon, with Germany and South Korea set to battle it out for a place in the World Cup Round of 16.

Head coach Shin Tae-yong on previous defeat to Mexico: "I think our players played a game that they will not regret".

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. They were still in position to advance despite trailing Sweden, but they were waiting - some with tears in their eyes - for Germany to do the inevitable and ruin their chances of moving on.

Loew, who recently signed a contract extension, said he would take time to consider his future. "For us, this is a huge disappointment".

Joachim Low opted to drop Thomas Muller for the clash, handing a re-call to Arsenal's Mesut Ozil while Jerome Boateng was suspended for the clash.

Joachim Loew´s team hope to follow in the footsteps of Argentina after the 2014 World Cup finalists scraped into the last 16 after a dramatic 2-1 win over Nigeria on Tuesday.

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