German soccer fans had their hopes of a fifth World Cup title dashed on Wednesday after watching their team crash out of the tournament in the opening round for the first time in 80 years.
Germany marked an 80-year low in World Cup competition as they were sent packing from Russian Federation 2018 in the first round.
One source said: 'The whole squad, the whole organisation, thought they are the World Cup winners.
"Today, because of a number of bans and injuries, we had to make changes", he stated after the 2-0 defeat to South Korea.
"My colleagues tell me that Osorio is very studious but he didn't study Sweden so well, because if he had, we would have imposed our style and kept the ball on the ground", he said. What had undone them was the 1-0 defeat to Mexico.
"Those mediocre people who have never achieved anything in life will say that it's a miracle that we got through, but what we have achieved is important", he wrote on his Instagram page.
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Overflow space will be cordoned off along 16th Street NW and in Farragut Square, where organizers will set up large screens. Organizers suggest participants wear the color white to display "unity".
Shock loss: Germany's Julian Brandt, left, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, and Joshua Kimmich.
This sounds tricky but stay with me: South Koreans were already out of contention due to their other games, while defending 2014 FIFA World Cup champions Germany needed a win. World Cup 2018 was not what we expected.
In the first game against Mexico, Toni Kroos had the option of passing to Marvin Plattenhardt but wouldn't do so, as he apparently didn't trust him.
They stole the celebratory limelight after the match with hundreds of Mexican fans mobbing the South Korean embassy in Mexico City chanting "Korean, brother, now you're Mexican!"
"Personally, I am one of the first to take responsibility and we now have to live with the consequences".
Die Mannschaft finished rock bottom of Group F after being beaten 2-0 by a South Korean side that had already effectively been eliminated from the tournament. Check out the brand new daily JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna featuring Sané-less Germany going home, Brazil head to Mexico showdown and Harry Kane wants all the goals.