Germany crash out as Korea Republic end on high

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On Wednesday, the focus falls on four-time winners Germany, who must beat South Korea by two or more goals in Kazan to guarantee advancing after a shaky start in Russian Federation.

The Germans' fate was sealed by two goals from Son Heung-min and Kim Young-gwon in added time.

Having gone off at [1.16] to beat South Korea in a must-win fixture, Germany were laboured again despite dominating possession but will rue a series of missed opportunities including an 87th minute free header from Mats Hummels. It ended with Mexican fans storming the South Korean embassy in Mexico City to sing, dance and force the consul to drink tequila, it brought acclaim to Seoul from around the world and brought despair to Germany. As it turned out, South Korea's win kept Mexico in the competition.

And the 26-year-old had his moment to shine against Germany, which had 26 shot attempts and put six on target without scoring.

"According to what I saw today this was a good line up, Thomas Muller was not so convincing in the first two matches so I thought I would make a point".

Despite enduring what has thus far been a frustrating World Cup, Timo Werner will now hope to end his wait for a first goal at a major tournament here against what is the weakest opponents Germany have faced so far in Russian Federation.

That's when South Korea stepped up.

Sweden topped the group with a resounding 3-0 win over Mexico, a result that meant Germany needed three points against Korea to qualify.

"Maybe we need one more match and he will be in his full form physically and technically, because he is outside the normal standards".

Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min has told Reuters that he intends to play for South Korea at the AFC Asian Cup in January 2019.

Mexico's 2018 World Cup was dangerously close to coming to a heartbreaking ending.

Heading into the match against Germany, the South Korean player who scored the opening goal was despised by his own fans.

Germany are the first of the favourites to be knocked out, after Spain, Portugal and Argentina all scraped through the group stage.

He added: "We believed in it until the very end, we tried to shoot, but we just couldn't get the ball in". Joshua Kimmich sent a cross to an unmarked Leon Goretzka for a header from point-blank range, and Jo soared to his right at the last minute and punched the ball out of play. "He is a really intelligent player, tactically very aware and he is a crucial part of our squad and has been all the way through our journey".

Though Germany had 26 shots attempts to South Korea's 11, they looked disjointed at times, not showing the kind of quality in the final third that has made them the No. 1-ranked team.

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