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Germany crash out of World Cup after losing to S Korea 2-0

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zichiJune 28 09:55 am JST

I swear I heard the roar from South Korea when the whistle went. Who would have believed. Last happened to Germany in 1938"

And looked what happened after, 6 years of war, led by a madman with a funny mustache. Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail this time!

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1glennJune 28 09:08 am JST

My take: Mexico has a lot of talent. On any given day, they can beat any other team. The problem is that they are not consistent. This did not look like the same team that defeated Germany. Furthermore, the goalie for Mexico is just too short. He cannot cover the corners the way taller goalies can.."

Nonsense, he is 183cm and has been one of the best keepers to date. If height was everything, Lebron James would be tending the onion basket.

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Germany has sent clowns and not footballers to Russia. Shame! Shame! Shame!

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What's really ironic and interesting is that what the JNT lack KNT has in spades: mental strength and ability to grind out results against all odds. This was a decimated Korean side, 2nd or 3rd string. Korea lost key players throughout the preparation friendlies and then lost the captain and critical playmaker Ki in the game against Mexico. The 3rd sub late into the game against Germany who stripped the ball of Neuer and fed it to Son for the 2nd goal plays in the Korea Challenger league. The pressure of the moment brought out some inhuman effort out of the players. Everyone is moved and thankful for the players' beheading a giant before exiting but there will be some major turmoil and calls for reform in Korean football.

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Germany in this match was defeated by VAR and as you like no goalie goal.

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Isn't Japan's out too after loosing to Poland ?

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Japan will likely face Belgium in the knockout stage. Good luck, but Japan's run will end there.

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To all those armchair fans slagging off teams and being wet blankets and telling people not to get carried away, this quote from Danny Baker says it better than I could;

"All these people who say, "Let's not get carried away,' plainly never really go to football matches or follow a team. Getting carried away is exactly what football is there for. Week by week, game by game, heaven and hell, that's it."

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Why down voting this posters opinion? Are there some issues with the hosting country of this forum? :)

Indeed. Hurrah for Japan and hurrah for South Korea.

I hope Japan does well tonight.

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Thinking about the German official making fun of the Swedish bench after Germany -Sweden must give the Swedes a fine feeling now with this outcome.

The Germans struggled one game too much. Too bad as I like to have seen a clash between Brazil and Germany again :)

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I said it way beck on this site. Japan for the Cup.

Why down voting this posters opinion? Are there some issues with the hosting country of this forum? :)

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The irony of people from Wales, Ireland, Scotland, USA giving England team a hard time when their countries couldn't even qualify is too funny!

Even funnier is those who resort to stereotyping and sectarianism because they can't handle criticism of their team.

People with integrity and a genuine love of the tournament manage to get by without crude comments.

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All readers back on topic please.

Germany did not look like a quality side in any of their matches. Losing to the woeful Koreans kind of sums it up!

Korea conceded 1 goal from open play in their 3 group stage games. Give them some credit, that stat is hard to beat.

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@DaDude

That’s Japan and... Japan, right?

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Only 2 countries I care about this World Cup- Japan and the nation of Underdog.

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Harry Grotto: "Very clever Alfie. The English word epicaricacy isn't half as nice as the famous German word."

Ah, there's still "Roman Holiday". Quite a bit easier than Epicaricacy.

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Germany did not look like a quality side in any of their matches. Losing to the woeful Koreans kind of sums it up!

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There’s always “epicharikaky” for those of us educated properly....

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Wouldn't it be handy if there was a single word that meant deriving pleasure from another person's misfortune.

At times like this I wish there was a German word for schadenfreude.

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Boris Becker, Herbert Gronmeyer, Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II, can you hear me? Your boys took one hell of a beating?

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The irony of people from Wales, Ireland, Scotland, USA giving England team a hard time when their countries couldn't even qualify is too funny!

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no need to hate on England now, there will be plenty chance to do that when they get humiliated later

Very possibly.

I’m just amazed at how England are the focus of so much attention. Even on a thread about Germany, one of the true world powerhouses of world football, people can’t stop talking about England.

Enjoy the football, knock the nastiness off, stop the childish and silly snipes and make sure you’ve got the beer and crisps in for the probable USA v Wales final.

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no need to hate on England now, there will be plenty chance to do that when they get humiliated later

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You realize this an article about Germany & Korea, yet as always you make it about Japan & England. Such disrespect!

Possibly but agree with him or not, I don't think the reply about Celtic bog was called for.

I'm enjoying the WC and the passion that goes with it but when ancient beef arises, it kind of sours it a wee bit.

And fair play to England, I wish my former host country all the best. Same goes for Japan tonight.

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Well done to South Korea. A charming way to exit. And to Germany and other big teams - never be complacent and rest on your laurels.

Hating on England and all things English won't make whatever backwater Celtic bog you climbed out of any better...

I don't think there's any need for sectarianism in the discussion, do you?

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Its a mystery - germany has diversity and south korea has none, yet germany lost!

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Triring,

Yes, an uncomfortable truth. They have been the dirtiest team at the WC. Glad they're out.

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England fans should hold on to their horses as well.

We are, we really are. Apparently for you enjoying a victory translates into thinking we've already won it.

Ashley young was lucky not to get sent off against Tunisia for his elbow.

This must be all over the internet. Where can I find evidence of this injustice outside of your mind?

You realize this an article about Germany & Korea, yet as always you make it about Japan & England. Such disrespect!

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SK is still the team with the most fouls 17 fouls with 4 being yellow in this game alone, a whopping 63 in fouls and 10 yellow cards.

Yeah a fantastic job indeed,,,, not.

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seanwd20Today 11:05 am JST

England fans should hold on to their horses as well. They have scored 8 goals, but 6 of them have come from set-pieces against lower-ranked teams! If England can't score much from open play, then there is no hope of advancing farther into the tournament. Ashley young was lucky not to get sent off against Tunisia for his elbow. That might have changed the game.

Hating on England and all things English won't make whatever backwater Celtic bog you climbed out of any better...

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Hold your horses

Yep. I don’t think there is a side in the tournament whose sane or informed fans can start shouting about having one hand on the trophy.

I’ve see mostly seen lucky, workmanlike and at best efficient rather than spectacular from the traditional big guns left in up to now.

I can’t see Croatia going all the way but I’d love to see it. Modric is a gem of a footballer in a cracking side.

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This seems to be a story ENTIRELY about how Germany lost, and not iota about how South Korea won. They did a fantastic job against the champs, and yes, while Germany struggled more than they have in the past, I think the SK team deserves a bit of praise for doing what they should have been doing this whole time: proving they are a good team worthy of being there. It's just a shame they started so late... but then, knowing they were out, maybe that helped them with pressure a little. They also salvaged their reputations with this.

That said, it's a mixed bag. It's hard to be happy about SK winning when that win means another top team is out, and SK's win doesn't matter for them going through themselves.

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My laughter must have woken the neighbours.

Germany have been appalling, yet they seemed to believe they should advance merely by turning up. Players crying, fans in shock - did they not watch any of the other matches, or the pre-Cup friendlies? Kudos to South Korea, they went all out and got a deserved win.

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some teams have goals of winning the tournament, others are just happy to win a game after being eliminated

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England fans should hold on to their horses as well. They have scored 8 goals, but 6 of them have come from set-pieces against lower-ranked teams! If England can't score much from open play, then there is no hope of advancing farther into the tournament. Ashley young was lucky not to get sent off against Tunisia for his elbow. That might have changed the game.

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I said it way beck on this site. Japan for the Cup.

Hold your horses. First game they beat and 10 man Colombian team and drew to Senegal after the keeper gifted them a goal. If they keep getting thst kind of luck then they might go all the way.

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I swear I heard the roar from South Korea when the whistle went. 

This is the difference between Asian pretender teams and the rest of the world. England and Argentina do not cheer when they are eliminated

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@ Wakarimasen

Me too! The draw is starting to fall into place now for Samurai Blue. After good result from Korea, European and South American team now fear Asian teams, in particular Japan.

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Really refreshing to see sk having a crack for the whole 90 (well 99) min. Reckon a few sides would have thrown the game or at the very least not tried 'that' hard knowing Sweden were leading 2-0 then 3-0 (i.e. their wc was virtually over).

SK keeper may get a few phone calls in the next couple of days. What a game (and what a wc) he had!

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I said it way beck on this site.  Japan for the Cup.

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62 fouls in 3 games. Dirty team, glad they're out.

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I swear I heard the roar from South Korea when the whistle went. Who would have believed. Last happened to Germany in 1938 but then there were no knock out stages. The shock will be when Germany wakes up and Joachim Loew is still in a job. Raining in South Korea but they are still singing in the rain.

The beautiful game!

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@ Alfie Noakes:

Wouldn't it be handy if there was a single word that meant deriving pleasure from another person's misfortune.

Very clever Alfie. The English word epicaricacy isn't half as nice as the famous German word.

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1glenn

If Mexico had defeated Sweden, Korea might have had enough points to advance to the next round. That would have been historic.

How would it be historic?

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You’d think that after Europe tried to put its bloody past behind it and worked towards a new Europe based on peace, brotherhood and respect culminating in the EU, snide WW2 quips would be a thing of the past.

Oh, hang on. We voted out of this. Keep the war cracks coming.

The VAR is over

That’s a beauty.

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@ Alfie Noakes:

Wouldn't it be handy if there was a single word that meant deriving pleasure from another person's misfortune.

That really made me laugh, thanks.

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For you Germany, the VAR is over.

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I was watching Mexico getting thrashed by Sweden but spent the last 10 minutes of that game flipping between there and South Korea-Germany. Mind-boggling results from this last round of Group F - bottom team S Korea knocks the holders and favourites out of the tournament, third-placed Sweden gets up and beats top-placed Mexico, and the Mexican players don't know they're going through until they hear from the other game, which only comes after nine minutes of extra time. So in the end, three out of the four teams are happy, even South Korea - only Germany misses out.

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Germany were sleeping, had no desire to win. did they not realize they would be out even if its a draw?

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For you Fritz, the World Cup is over.

Wouldn't it be handy if there was a single word that meant deriving pleasure from another person's misfortune.

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South Korea had good chances on the break before the late goals. Germany were poor in all three matches for the most part and can have no complaints.

A knockout stage without Germany feels strange.

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My take: Mexico has a lot of talent. On any given day, they can beat any other team. The problem is that they are not consistent. This did not look like the same team that defeated Germany. Furthermore, the goalie for Mexico is just too short. He cannot cover the corners the way taller goalies can. When Mexico and Brazil match up in their next game, anything could happen. If the Mexican team that showed up against Sweden plays, they will probably lose. If they play the was they did against Germany, Mexico has a real shot at winning and going on to win the whole shebang. As for Korea, congratulations. As always, may the best team win, and by winning, they showed that they have talent and guts. If Mexico had defeated Sweden, Korea might have had enough points to advance to the next round. That would have been historic.

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@CrazyJoe - yeah that Sweden - Mexico game was a bit rough on poor old Mexico. They seemed to lose composure completely in the second half. First half I thought both teams were playing really well.

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 lets hope Argentina also go out in the next round and someone unexpected wins the World Cup for a change

Argentina has not won since 1986, I think you mean Brazil

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Great entertainment, even with a Japanese commentary.

Lots of workman-like dirge from the Germans. There was general bewilderment among English football watchers that they didn't select Leroy Sane, and I think he would have offered something different.

Korea defended really well and nearly caught out Germany several times in the second half. When finally happened with Neuer in the wrong half, it was beautiful.

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No surprise!

Watching the game (what a waste of my valuable sleeping time) and they (the German "team") didn't deserve any better. The Korean team was better and my congrats go to them!

"We'll" be back again in 2022! -

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Awesome South Korea!

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this is so good - lets hope Argentina also go out in the next round and someone unexpected wins the World Cup for a change...

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Big shock. It shows anything can happen in WC. Stronger teams like Germany can be beaten by weaker team. So top team Samurai Blue will be caurious not to lose to the bottom Poland team tonight. Japan wants that top place in the Group.

Go Samurai Blue!!

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I was watching Sweden dismantle Mexico in the second half, but the Mexican fans were jubilant after it was announced that Korea put up that first goal on Germany. After the game the entire place was happy because both teams were advancing, would have been great to be there. This has been a crazy World Cup.

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