Germany eliminated from the World Cup

Germany forward- Marco Reus

Marco Reus scored Germany's opener on Saturday after being restored to the starting XI

The Herald Business' sports page said, "The German Goliath went from composure to tears in 99 minutes", while Yonhap News said "after defeats at the 1994 and 2002 World Cups, South Korea finally stopped the German tank". People bought Germany flags, coffins, and held a procession with music to commemorate a team that utterly embarrassed them FOUR YEARS AGO. Scores of 1-0 would have created a three-way tie for first on points, goal difference and goals scored, setting in motion a host of other tiebreakers that disfavored Mexico.

Asked about Kim's strike, which was allowed after Toni Kroos was adjudged to have played the ball backwards, Low said: "The player was in an offside position - that's what I saw".

Mexico's only hope was Germany, the defending champion, didn't win.

Holders Germany sensationally crashed out of the World Cup on Wednesday in one of the biggest shocks in the tournament's history - failing to make it past the opening round for the first time since 1938.

"We knew that Sweden were leading but we didn't have enough to get a goal. I think we've grown since our last match".

After 12 golden years in charge crowned by the 2014 World Cup win in Brazil, Low is considering his future after getting his tactics so badly wrong and placing faith in former stars past their prime.

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Sweden 1 South Korea 0.

Despite the loss, Mexico advanced to the round of 16 in its seven straight World Cup.

Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 to top Group E and cruise through to a last-16 meeting with Mexico.

The Swiss will face the Swedes in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday but must do so without captain Stephan Lichtsteiner who will be suspended after picking up a yellow card.

Switzerland joined Brazil in the second round as runners-up after they drew 2-2 with Costa Rica in Nizhny Novogrod. 62, own goal 74. He also highlighted the decision taken by Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan to pose for a picture with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan prior to the tournament as symptomatic of the team's problems.

Bjerim Dzemaili slammed in Switzerland's first goal from close range after being set up by a header from Breel Embolo.

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