Soccer Football - World Cup - Group F - South Korea vs Germany - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 27, 2018 South Korea's Kim Young-gwon scores their first goal past Germany's Manuel Neuer

South Korea Crushes Germany 2-0, Defending Champions Fail to Enter Playoffs

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South Korea that was not lucky in both previous matches, losing to Mexico 1-2 and to Sweden 0-1, managed to crash the 2014 World Cup winner Germany in the teams' last matches of this championships.

From the very beginning, South Korean players put considerable pressure on their opponents, performing numerous attacks. Germany fought back, but the teams failed to score a goal and the first half ended 0-0.

At 90' minute, Korean players managed to find the back of the net, as Kim Shin-wook scores the first goal of the game. 1-0, South Korea leads.

However, it was not the biggest surprise, as the Korean team scored the second goal just a minute after the first one. Neuer left the German scoring area and Son Heung-min scored another goal.

In such situation, Germany just hadn't time to retaliate. With South Korea's victory, Germany has become the fourth defending world champion ever to be eliminated from the tournament in the group stage.

Following the match, football fans rushed to Twitter to make fun of the outstanding competition.

Previously, Germany faced such grinding defeats during the 1978 World cup group stage, after losing to Austria, and also during the first rounds of Euro in 1984, 2000, and 2004.

Despite a tremendous victory, South Korea, together with Germany, leaves the tournament, while Sweden and Mexico have been qualified from Group F.


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