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Russia 2018 bursting with drama as World Cup records tumble

Russia 2018 bursting with drama as World Cup records tumble

South Korea had needed to win by at least two goals to stand a chance of qualifying from Group F as runners-up but Sweden's surprise 3-0 win over Mexico meant both they and Germany were going home.

The ongoing football World Cup in Russian Federation saw its biggest upset on Wednesday after the defending champions Germany were knocked out of the tournament in the group stages.

"After the pain and huge disappointment of our exit, we need a bit of time to somehow digest it and consider the consequences", Low told reporters at Frankfurt airport on Thursday. The team started its rise to the standard it is today behind Francisco Maturana, a mastermind of the sport, whose visit to this minnow country could have earned respect and recognition because of the excellence of this brilliant individual.

Harry Kane is favourite to be the top scorer with five goals so far and Lukaku is second, while in a more general question VAR has been chosen (44%) as the best element from the World Cup.

"I'm shocked. Shocked because we didn't manage to pull it off and beat Korea Republic and we lost this game".

Mesut Ozil says it "hurts so much" for Germany to fall at the World Cup's first hurdle, failing to qualify for the knockout round.

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"We needed to throw things forward, and it opened things up in defence".

Midfielder Sami Khedira backed Low, adding that he would consider his own worldwide future in the weeks ahead. "I want Jogi to continue".

"I don't know if this is the darkest moment for German football, but it is definitely a very black one", Kroos said.

"We just weren't good enough".

However, nothing went right for Les Bleus as they went home with their tails between their legs having failed to score a goal never mind win a game.

England, however, were already qualified for the last 16 of this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation before they kicked off against Belgium, having beaten Tunisia and thrashed Panama.

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