Holders Germany knocked out of World Cup 2018

Numerous players have come under fire for their displays and Mesut Ozil's dejected manner at the final whistle wasn't enough to spare him a barrage of criticism.

Reigning champions Germany know a win should see them through, while South Korea would themselves need three points and hope that Mexico beat Sweden, as well as topping their goal difference, to advance.

"That's hard to say".

"We're not going to the last 16, but we did manage to beat the champions and the world number one team", he added.

He added: "We believed in it until the very end, we tried to shoot, but we just couldn't get the ball in".

Jo remained tall in the South Korean net, and denied Tonyi Kroos on a low shot in the 87th minute.

South Korean forward Son Heung-min watches his shot go into the German net during the teams' Group F match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, on June 27, 2018.

Had Mexico defeated Sweden in the other Group F game then Korea would have progressed to the second round but the Swedes won 3-0 to ensure that Korea head home.

Low chose to leave Thomas Muller - who has scored 10 World Cup goals in his career - on the bench for the first time in the tournament since the 2010 semi-final against Spain.

Jang Hyun-soo, a much-maligned center back from the first two matches, took Ki's spot as a holding midfielder, alongside Jung Woo-young.

On facing Germany: "We are now looking forward to the game against Germany".

Messi scored his first goal at Russian Federation 2018 in the first half, but Victor Moses equalised shortly after half-time to put Argentina on the brink of bowing out before Rojo´s late winner. We were dead, after their first goal.

Though the unexpected elimination of Germany has created quite a buzz on the Internet, it has also triggered a conversation connected to World War. It wasn't my understanding when speaking to the team that they felt under pressure.

Should the Germans qualify as Group F runners-up, they potentially face a mouth-watering last 16 clash against Brazil in Samara on Monday.

"Germany are the defending champions and number one in the Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking, so I thought about what mistakes Germany might make, because they probably felt they would be able to beat us - that's what everybody thought". Tell us in the comments section below.

Former Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba on BBC One: "What a day, what a game. I think that an important factor in the game against South Korea is that we simply try to play more liberated, to create chances and make the a lot of them". We believed until the end today, even when it was 0-1.

And so now we have Germany. Mats Hummels will probably not be around in Qatar, nor will Thomas Muller. "It's an open goal for Son and the Germans have got what they deserve".

Where did it all go wrong for Germany?

The teams continued to trade chances, with Son rolling one just left of the goal in the 78th minute, and Hummels missing the target with a header in the 86th. " The former England striker then looked into the camera, smiled and waved. I am amazed at the lack of energy and hunger this team showed".

Last year, Kim Young-gwon lost favour with fans for chiding them for being "frustrating" and "too noisy"; the backlash was fierce.

The World Cup is something special and on Wednesday afternoon in Russia, South Korea made it a little bit more special.

  • Kyle Peterson