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Germans thank Russian hospitality after World Cup exit

30 June, 2018, 13:55 | Author: Hannah Francis
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South Korea beating Germany saved Mexico's World Cup hopes.

"We decided in the DFB executive committee before the World Cup to offer a contract extension", DFB boss Reinhard Grindel told Frankfurt-based newspaper FAZ.

Germany, the winners of the last World Cup in 2014, opened up their campaign in Russian Federation with a narrow 1-0 defeat to Mexico. Lozano made his World Cup debut against Germany, scoring the winning goal, and assisted Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez's goal in the 2-1 win over Korea.

Germany must win by two clear goals in Kazan on Wednesday to be sure of reaching the last 16.

France, holders of 1998 World Cup, got eliminated in 2002 in the group stages. A 2-1 win against South Korea in their next match strengthened their position at the top of the group.

With that, Germany have officially succumbed to the champions curse.

A questionable celebration by German players near the Swedish bench added to the disappointment. There is a lot of energy and emotions but we want to be positive and concentrate on the right stuff.




Their failure was celebrated widely in Russian Federation with fans and neutrals in the metro, Fifa Fan Fest and stadiums celebrating their inability to beat South Korea.

"We're out now, but there's still the European Championship", he said, referring to the European Football Championship coming up in 2020.

Following the game, under-pressure Germany boss Joachim Loew refused to pin the blame for the defeat on Ozil. Let us know in the comments section below.

Elsewhere, Mexico fans carried South Korean fans aloft through Mexico City's main square in a victory march after the result.

The Germans had a number of chances but could not convert them to goals.

South Korea needed to beat Germany and then have Mexico defeat Sweden to have a chance of advancing from the group stage. Brazilians flocked to Kroos' account in numbers, taking turns to send him similar messages mocking Germany's exit from the tournament.

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