Holders Germany knocked out after 2-0 defeat

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With that, Germany have officially succumbed to the champions curse. "We will do our utmost".

Mexico leads the group with six points but isn't safe yet.

Few had given the Koreans any chance of winning, with some bookmakers offering odds of 100-1 on a 2-0 win, but two stoppage-time goals from Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min in Kazan made the difference.

"They have all left the team and now you can see the consequences, because the team was undisciplined and immature", Hamann said.

Toni Kroos after South Korea loss.

Defender Park Joo-ho will also be absent because of a thigh injury he picked up against Sweden in their opening match. If they continue to play well the result will come. Unfortunately they are injured. "He is irreplaceable, but our morale is not too bad".

Sport often tends to sympathize with the underdogs and it is for that reason that South Korea enjoyed a huge backing not just in the Spartak Stadium but throughout the country.

"Now is one of the hardest moments for the entire team and also for me personally", the Juventus man said. Let us know in the comments section below. "He will be the one who earns the armband".

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Mats Hummels said defending champions Germany's group stage exit from the World Cup finals for the first time since 1938 was a "bitter" shock for the team. "They are a strong rival that beat Germany and Korea and qualified at the expense of Germany".

Sweden head coach Janne Andersson told the media: "We will go through our match plans this evening".

"We had it in our own hands, but we did not make it", he said, according to SportsOn. "And it's the same for Germany". But twin strikes from Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri took the game away from them. Find us on Facebook too! "I don't think any of us expected this at all".

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.

Following the game, under-pressure Germany boss Joachim Loew refused to pin the blame for the defeat on Ozil. Brazilians flocked to Kroos' account in numbers, taking turns to send him similar messages mocking Germany's exit from the tournament.

"We had plenty of opportunities, we broke our necks trying out there today".

Korea, grouped with Germany, Mexico and Sweden, failed to move on to the next stage despite its dramatic victory over Germany, due to its earlier losses to Sweden and Mexico.

They followed that up by nearly drawing with Sweden, but for a wonder-strike by Toni Kroos at the death. I learned a lot in this match with the Swedes. "It was the same for the others and Khedira".