Germany’s exit from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, stunned the fans. The team suffered 0-2 loss against South Korea at the Kazan Arena. South Korea dominated in all aspects of the game whereas Germany looked meek on the pitch. Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung- min scored for the team and with this, Germany reached the bottom of the Group F table. South Korea might have crashed out of the mega event, but winning their first game against a team like Germany made their fans happy.
On the other hand, Mexico too qualified for the pre-quarters. Thus, fans from both teams came together to celebrate Germany’s ouster. Many fans in Mexico danced outside the South Korean embassy after Germany’s knock out. Byoung-yin Han, consul general at the embassy, said, "There's no distinction between Mexicans and Koreans today." He said Mexican staff at the embassy were crying with joy.
Mexico fans and South Korea fans celebrating together in Munich after knocking Germany out of the World Cup! 😂👏pic.twitter.com/gu24uyom6l
— Footy Fooligans (@FootyFooIigans) June 27, 2018
Here’s another video where an official from the Korean embassy said, “Korean, brother, now you're Mexican."
That’s the Korean consul general to Mexico, Byoung-Jin Han, celebrating with grateful Mexican fans outside the Korea embassy here. One fan said he took a shot of tequila with them earlier. pic.twitter.com/NGWEmRADUW
— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) June 27, 2018
A few fans waved flags of both countries.
I’m going to Korea Town today and will hug and thank every single person I run into. Gracias Korea pic.twitter.com/g1sVW3NXxZ
— Abe (@Abe_A93) June 27, 2018
Here’s another video of the fans celebrating Germany’s exit.
JAJAJAJAJA ENCONTRARON A UN COREANO Y LOS AFICIONADOS MEXICANOS LO TRATARON COMO HÉROE. pic.twitter.com/3J3yIFUc3M
— Papu (@Soypinchewey) June 27, 2018
A few fans also sung the unofficial football anthem of Mexico.
— Valerie Baeza (@_Valeriebee) June 27, 2018
After winning the match, Shin Taeyong the coach of the Korean team said, “I feel great but at the same time I feel a little bit empty, so I feel a little bit ambivalent. Yesterday we said there was only a one per cent chance and so I told my players it really was a last-ditch effort for them and I told them that they had to fight until the end. Germany are the defending champions and No1 in the FIFA Ranking, so I thought about what mistakes Germany might make, because they probably felt they would be able to beat us – that’s what everybody thought. I thought we could use that as a reverse strategy and that has really hit the nail on the head."