Germany 0-2 South Korea
Germany humiliatingly crashed out of the World Cup with a 2-0 loss to South Korea in Kazan Wednesday, failing to even advance to the knockout round in its attempt to repeat as champions.
GERMANY ATTEMPTING TO SCORE A GOAL
Germany, inert in its attack all World Cup long, took 26 shots but mostly failed to trouble South Korean goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-Woo.
Mexico 0-3 Sweden
SWEDEN SCORING A GOAL
Mexico lost to Sweden 3-0 on Wednesday in its final group stage match, but thanks to Germany’s shocking defeat by South Korea, El Tri is through to the round of 16 as the second-place team in Group F. It what was a frantic, hectic and truly unbelievable two hours as it went from Mexico and Germany expected to advance to heartbreak for the Germans. Mexico lived out an intense final half an hour, with Germany going forward with everything it had, but a late goal from South Korea clinched a shocking upset to let Mexico go through. Had Germany won 1-0, Mexico would have been out.
It was a poor showing from Mexico, but it was enough. Sweden, on the other hand, had its best showing of the cup.
Meanwhile Brazil will play Mexico in the Round of 16 after finishing as group winners following a routine 2-0 victory over Serbia.
Switzerland has also advanced from group E after a draw with Costa Rica earlier in the day.
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