Germany crash out after loss to South Korea

Germany's forward Mario Gomez (L) and Germany's defender Mats Hummels react after failing to score during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between South Korea and Germany at the Kazan Arena in Kazan. AFP

Champions Germany were sent crashing out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea on Wednesday that saw them eliminated in the first round for the first time in 80 years.

Germany would have progressed with a win at the Kazan Arena but just could not break through the Korean defence.

Stoppage-time goals from Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min finished off Joachim Loew’s sorry Germany side, who finished bottom of the group on three points.

They have won four World Cup titles and also finished runners-up four times and entered this year’s tournament heavily backed to retain their title.

Instead, they will head home after a stunning failure, having been unable to break down the South Koreans and after a shock 1-0 loss to Mexico in their opening group match.

Sweden won the group after thrashing the Mexicans 3-0. Both Sweden and Mexico advanced to the last-16.

While South Korea’s goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo produced a number of fine saves, it was Kim Young-gwon who broke the deadlock in added time when he found himself alone in front of goal after a corner and he poked the ball home from close range.

Moments later Son sprinted to retrieve a long ball and score, with Germany keeper Neuer having left his charge to try to help his side get a goal.

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