Low: We ‘deserved’ to go out

Both teams could potentially qualify

Both teams could potentially qualify Credit Getty Images

Thoughts on Germany's World Cup campaign? South Korea were also eliminated despite the victory.

Germany recovered from their opening defeat to Mexico by snatching a dramatic win over Sweden courtesy of a stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos.

Former South Korea forward Ahn Jung-hwan, who scored the goal that knocked Italy out of the last 16 in 2002, said the result showed the unpredictability of the game.

Defending champions Germany have been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup after losing to South Korea in Kazan.

South Korea avoided dishonorable records in their football history with their historic win over Germany at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday.

Two defeats should have meant elimination for Shin Tae-yong's men but the group has seen some remarkable results and all four teams still have a chance of advancing to the Round of 16.


With the matches being held simultaneously, Jo said he wasn't aware of the other score during his match. The two matches were played at the same time, one in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and the other in Kazan, Russia.

South Korea's goalkeeper Cho Hyeon-woo made a fine one-handed save from Leon Goretzka's header and Timo Werner volleyed wide from near the penalty shot.

"It was very hard and we told the players if we had a good result all of that would be forgotten, that we'd have a chance to explain ourselves".

"We have a one per cent chance, a slim hope and we will try to find the opportunity to have a wonderful end to the World Cup". "Knowing that we'd just played our last match, I got some tears in my eyes later".

Sweden finished top of Group F on goal difference, with both teams on six points ahead of South Korea and Germany on three apiece. American referee Mark Geiger went to the video to check, though, and VAR confirmed he was indeed onside, giving South Korea the lead two minutes into added time.

South Korean fans weren't the only ones rejoicing. Germany had shut out four teams from Asia since then in World Cup meetings. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

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