Published: Thu, June 28, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Ozil In Verbal Spat With Angry Fans As Germany Exit WC

Ozil In Verbal Spat With Angry Fans As Germany Exit WC

Joachim Low is set for showdown talks with German FA chief Reinhard Grindel about his future as Germany coach following the group-stage exit from the World Cup.

Hell, didn't it feel good when Germany crashed out of the World Cup in Russian Federation yesterday?

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Germany needed to beat South Korea by two clear goals, or better Sweden's result against Mexico in the other Group F match being played at the same time, to guarantee they would go through to the last 16. "I take responsibility for that and stand up for that, but I thought it was a good team", he said, according to the Daily Mirror.

"We had plenty of opportunities, we broke our necks trying out there today", he added.

Looking ahead to the round of 16, Mexico will play Brazil, the victor of Group E. South Korea, on three, finished third, ahead of Germany on goal difference.

Not that this is Germany's first rodeo.

"It's a dark day for German football", Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said.

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Instead of Germany, England could face Mexico in the quarter-finals.

That's when South Korea stepped up.

That goal was cancelled out by Kendall Waston's header in the 56th minute, the central Americans' first goal of the tournament. It was first ruled as offside, but following a video review, the referee concluded that South Korea just had scored their second goal of the tournament.

South Korea started the tournament with a 1-0 loss to Sweden at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 18.

Against Sweden, South Korea deployed a 4-3-3 system that put towering striker Kim Shin-wook up front, flanked by Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan.

"This is a huge disappointment for us - there was deathly silence in the dressing room", said Loew. "The players, the entire team, the technical officials, we wanted to do everything to give our players the chance to succeed on the pitch". It happened to other nations before.

South Korea themselves were eliminated from the tournament as a result, but may now find themselves cheering for Mexico, as an unlikely worldwide friendship appears to have bloomed.

And while the match may have devastated German soccer fans, it forged a deep and lasting bond between Mexico and their new South Korean besties.

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