South Korea Eliminates Defending Champion Germany From The World Cup
In a shocking turn of events, South Korea has knocked Germany out of the World Cup tournament with a 2-0 win!
Germany, the World Cup’s defending champion, suffered this devasting elimination in a 2-0 stoppage-time loss to their opponent.
At first, South Korea’s first goal in injury time was disallowed but the overturning of that decision meant that Mexico, despite suffering heavy loss, would advance to the knockout stage with Sweden.
Sweden’s lead over Mexico gave Germany the perfect opportunity to advance in the competition, but only if Germany could take out South Korea. Unfortunately for Germany, they failed to score, due to goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-Woo‘s incredible defense in Kazan.
Germany’s 26 shots failed to trouble this phenomenal goalkeeper!
Germany gave it their all, but goals from South Korea’s Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min officially ended the champ’s World Cup reign.
All around the world, World Cup fans are losing their minds over South Korea’s victory.
"Germany crash out of World Cup group stage after defeat to South Korea"pic.twitter.com/93iC7MOF1L
— José (@MourinhoMindset) June 27, 2018
me: i don't care about the world cup
also me: screaming and jumping around when germany was eliminated by south korea just because i'm the pettiest brazilian bitch
— daehyun day (@returnoir) June 27, 2018
Mexico fans, in particular, couldn’t be happier and are celebrating South Korea’s victory as their own.
me after Mexico lost against Sweden but then I found out South Korea beat Germany #VamosMexico pic.twitter.com/R2S0QRJIW6
— ً (@purposeversace) June 27, 2018
I'm screaming all the Mexicans really out here saying Vamos Korea cause they saved them. This is the unity we like to see. Also to Germany can y'all just exit, so embarrassing #KORGER
— WorldCupGivingBloodPressure (@tfyouherefor) June 27, 2018
Omg hilarious. This bar of Mexico fans is blaring “Gangnam style” over the loudspeakers to thank Korea for beating defending champ Germany. #worldcup
— Christina Pascucci (@ChristinaKTLA) June 27, 2018
Mexico fans are going wild at Avaya stadium as they watch the Korea vs Germany #WorldCup match. #Copa2018 pic.twitter.com/zXKg471k51
— Jennifer Gonzalez (@JennieGonzMedia) June 27, 2018
Mexico fans when South Korea knocked Germany out of the #WorldCup 🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/b1hWaGwRxS
— Football Daily (@footballdailyuk) June 27, 2018
South Korea’s victory is a triumph for all Asian countries, as they are now the first Asian country in the world to beat Germany at the World Cup.
South Korea is the first Asian team to beat Germany at the World Cup and the first Asian team to score vs #GER at the World Cup since 1994 (also South Korea).#KOR was +2000 (20-1) to beat #GER today (according to Westgate), by far the biggest upset in this #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/xwj82aDRuB
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 27, 2018
Congrats to team South Korea! You’ve made your country proud!