Brazil fans hold funeral for Germany after Russian Federation 2018 elimination

Brazil fans hold funeral for Germany after Russian Federation 2018 elimination

It is the first time since 1938 that Germany have failed to progress beyond the first stage of the tournament and national newspaper Bild led the fierce criticism, topping its on the whistle report with the line: 'This is the biggest disgrace in German World Cup history!'

"I don't know if is the darkest moment for German football but it is definitely a very black one", Kroos said. "We didn't deserve to be in the round of 16".

That result turned out to be irreverent, however, as Joachim Low's team suffered a shocking 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday.

"I want us to play at the level we showed before (the tournament) but the World Cup is a different kettle of fish".

The defending champions lost 0-2 to South Korea in their last group F game to end with three points.

But the Swiss went back in front through Josip Drmic two minutes from time, only to give away a stoppage time penalty from which Bryan Ruiz hit the crossbar before the ball struck the back of goalkeeper Yann Sommer for an equaliser. No one saw this coming before the start of the tournament; in fact Germans were tipped to win the World Cup for the second consecutive time.




Mueller has scored 10 goals over two World Cups but was relegated to the bench after drawing a blank in Germany's first two matches in Russian Federation, with attacking midfielder Leon Goretzka selected instead.

"The disappointment of being eliminated is just huge", Low added.

"I can't believe it, my pulse was 180 the whole game, but they deserved to lose", she said.

The Azzurri picked up only two points from three group games after successive draws against Paraguay and New Zealand were followed by a surprise 3-2 loss to Slovakia. Whatever they chose, Loew or the next German coach needs to focus on youth and keep giving chances to the likes of Nikas Suele, Timo Werner, Leon Goretzka and Julian Brandt, who will all gain some valuable experience from the Russian failure. But the team never really seemed to recover from its opening 1-0 loss to Mexico.

"We need a couple of hours to see things clearly", Loew said. "I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination but I will think about it calmly".

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