South Korea fans celebrate after beating Germany
Germany are out of the FIFA World Cup 2018, the fourth defending champion in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage. The four-time champions lost to South Korea 2-0 on Wednesday – conceding two stoppage time goals – while knowing a 1-0 victory would have been enough for them to advance. The defeat left South Koreans fans in a tizzy. “I can’t talk right now. It’s too… it’s too surprising. It’s uber surprising,” said one gobsmacked fan. Germany finished last in Group F, while Sweden and Mexico advanced to the round of 16 – despite Sweden beating Mexico 3-0. South Korea were also eliminated despite the victory.