Mexico fans celebrate South Korea's victory over Germany with impromptu parades

Toni Kroos of Germany celebrates scoring his sides winning goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Sweden

Germany's Toni Kroos scored a stunning stoppage-time Credit Getty Images

But a 2-0 defeat to South Korea condemned Germany to finish bottom of Group F, and many rival fans enjoying the nation's failures.

"It was only after the match that we found out the other score, of course we were disappointed and that's why some of us cried".

Germany's team of superstars could only look on in shock in the final minutes of the match as United States referee Mark Geiger called for the video assistant referee to intervene after the unmarked Kim had bundled his shot past Germany 'keeper Manuel Neuer from a corner early in stoppage time.

"We were rightly eliminated from the tournament". Mexico has lost in the round of 16 for the past six World Cups in a row.

The Asians, however, were also unsafe on the counter-attack and a couple of times carved opportunities to keep Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on his toes.

"Where we go from here, we'll have to talk about it calmly".

All four teams in the group had a chance to advance in games that were being played simultaneously, but Sweden's 3-0 lead over Mexico put Germany in prime position to move on as well-if the Germans could score against the South Koreans.

From the first seconds of a crucial match of the group stage, the Germans faced a familiar problem - Germany had good control of the ball but didn't create chances.

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In a desperate search for inspiration, Low sent on Mario Gomez and Thomas Muller for Khedira and Goretzka, but it was Werner who passed up another opportunity when he scuffed his effort harmlessly wide after Ozil's 64th-minute corner had been allowed to reach him beyond the far post.

Germany coach Joachim Loew said his players will be wary of the speed and pace of their opponents to avoid getting caught on the break. But the strategy did not bring much success in the first half. The Germany keeper bobbled the ball and needed to swipe the rebound away from the attackers after a spectacular dive.

Germany ended up last in a group it expected to win.

"We wanted to win but we didn't have what it takes".

Saudi Arabia took third place in Group A behind Uruguay and Russian Federation with one win and two losses, while Iran were No. 3 in Group B with one win, one draw and one loss behind Spain and Portugal.

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Loew, who guided Germany to the title at the 2014 World Cup after a routing host Brazil 7-1 in the semifinals, said it was too early to talk about his future with the national team.

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