Coach Loew to consider position after Germany's 'deserved' exit

Coach Loew to consider position after Germany's 'deserved' exit

Coach Loew to consider position after Germany's 'deserved' exit

Federation Internationale de Football Association says Georg Behlau and Ulrich Voigt must each pay 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,040) fines, and were reprimanded for their unsporting behavior.

In order to advance, Korea had to beat Germany under the premise that Mexico beats Sweden.

Heading into the final match of group play, the odds were stacked against Germany.

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.

Faces of defeat: Germany fans in Berlin watch on in horror as the defending champs are eliminated from the Fifa World Cup.

After silencing Osorio's critics with impressive wins over Germany and South Korea, Mexico almost blew it against Sweden and only progressed because of Germany's incredible defeat to South Korea. Swedish captain Andreas Granqvist scored a penalty kick goal in the 65th minute to hand South Korea their first defeat at the tournament. Outside the South Korean embassy in Mexico City, fans chanted "Corea, hermano, ya eres Mexicano", which translates to "Korea, brother, you're now Mexican". But we have young players who are talented and have the potential to go forward.

Top-selling Bild highlighted the mounting problems last week after an ominous soccer loss to Mexico, with the headline: "The three pillars of Germany are cars, football, stability".

Loew brought on substitutes Mario Gomez and Thomas Mueller on either side of the 60-minute mark but his players kept giving the ball away, with most of their attacking combinations lacking precision and speed.

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Shock loss: Germany's Julian Brandt, left, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, and Joshua Kimmich.

Girt Kirchner, 51, from Leipzig, said she was confident Germany would "find itself again" and it was important to look ahead confidently.

So, by all means soak up the schadenfreude, but don't expect it to last for too long.

The "young millionaires" refrain could perhaps be applied to numerous teams in Russian Federation, and although the Germans battled until the end to beat the Swedes, they appeared to be infected by a meek resignation to their fate as they toiled against South Korea. South Korea switched 4-1-4-1 when defending, but the skillful Mexicans knew how to exploit open space and dominate the midfield.

It is the first time since 1938 that Germany have failed to progress beyond the first stage of the tournament and national newspaper Bild led the fierce criticism, topping its on the whistle report with the line: 'This is the biggest disgrace in German World Cup history!'

"Over and Out! (already)", it said, comparing the scenes to 2014 with a picture of the team's celebrations at the last World Cup.

"We need a couple of hours to see things clearly", Loew said. "I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination but I will think about it calmly".

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