Germany suffered a shocking defeat against South Korea and thus the defending champions were knocked out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This is not the first instance of champions being shown the exit door in the group stage of the football World Cup. Meanwhile, Germany’s 0-2 defeat against South Korea means Sweden and Mexico progress to Round of 16 from Group F of FIFA World Cup 2018. Germany finishes last with just a win against their name.
Despite the win, South Korea also failed to qualify for the next round. However, they end their campaign on a high with a memorable win over the former champions. It was the goals from Kim Young-Gwon and Son Heung-Min in the injury time that brought the end to Germany’s World Cup campaign and titel defence. Germany vs South Korea Match Result and Video Highlights: Defending Champions Knocked Out of 2018 FIFA World Cup in Group Stage.
Apparently, Germany’s defeat and ouster from the tournament became the hot topic across social media sites. While some rejoiced the fact that the four-time world champions were eliminated, some were in absolute shock. Here are some of the reactions we found on Twitter:
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) June 27, 2018
— Ingle Digital (@INGLEdigital) June 27, 2018
And you thought you can win on my territory.
— Arish Nafees (@ArishNafees1) June 27, 2018
— 9GAG (@9GAG) June 27, 2018
— GuillaumeTC (@GuillaumeTC) June 27, 2018
Can we just take a moment to congratulate the Koreans, instead of trolling the Germans? What a gutsy display, made Asia proud! 👏❤️⚽️ #KORGER
— Puvarasan Selvam (@PuvarasanS) June 27, 2018
The biggest surprise of the World Cup. Germany knocked out of the group stage , first time in ages.
The German’s fail in Russia again :) #KORGER
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 27, 2018
As a German I'm definitely not surprised by this result.
— Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) June 27, 2018
#KORGER Dreams became nightmares ☹ ☹
— mojesh khan (@KhanMojesh) June 27, 2018
For third consecutive edition, defending champions failed to go past the first round. In 2010 edition Italy were eliminated and in 2014 Spain faced the same fate.
Germany, who needed a win against South Korea to qualify for next round, had a poor start to their title defence. In their opening match, the Joachim Low's side was handed a 0-1 defeat by Mexico. However, in their next match against Sweden, Germany bounced back in style and registered a 2-1 victory. South Korea, on the other hand, came into the match with two back to back defeats and walked away with all the honours in their last outing.