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Germany, reigning world champion, was eliminated from the World Cup by losing 2-0 to South Korea. Mexico, meanwhile, despite losing 3-0 against Sweden, passes to the second round.
The South Korean team broke the bank on Wednesday (27.06.2018) in Kazan and defeated Germany, the reigning world champion, 2-0 and eliminated it from the 2018 World Cup.
Mexico qualifies in second position
Sweden, on the other hand, won Group F thanks to their 3-0 victory over Mexico, a result that did not prevent the classification of ‘Tri’, which benefited from the victory of South Korea to qualify as second. Mexico will face Brazil in Samara.
“Today we lost our game structure”
Mats Hummels, in an interview after the game, regretted the elimination, but admitted that the historic defeat was somewhat predictable because the reigning world champion had not displayed its best game for some time.
“I think the last good match we played was in autumn (boreal) of 2017, a long time ago,” he said at the end of the match played today in the Russian city of Kazan. “It’s very difficult to explain in words what happened, until the end we tried to turn the result around, also after the 0-1,” said the defender who missed his shot today and failed to score from head to goal in several occasions “We did not take advantage of the goal opportunities we had, today we lost our game structure,” he added.
Joachim Löw’s team needed to beat Korea to seal their qualification to the round of 16, but in a game in which the Koreans made the defense an art, they ended up falling 2-0, thanks to Kim’s goal in the 93rd minute. and granted by the VAR and another of Son in 96.
“I am incredibly disappointed by this elimination, it is a big disappointment,” said German soccer coach Joachim Löw at a press conference. “But we have to take the defeat, we did not deserve to go into the last 16,” the German coach continued unabashedly. “We can not keep up with the way we are used to and we have to accept defeat.”
The ‘Mannschaft’ says goodbye to the World Cup in the group stage for the first time since 1938.