Loew considers quitting after Germany's shock World Cup exit

GETTYThomas Muller has been dropped by Germany boss Joachim Low at the World Cup

On top of Wednesday's defeat to South Korea which sent them out of the tournament in the opening round for the first time in 80 years, Germans are also aghast at turmoil in their proud auto industry over an emissions cheating scandal.

"I didn't expect it, it was not foreseen at all that they would lose to South Korea".

Suffice to say that things deteriorated quickly in terms of global relations after that result.

"First of all I have to say that we qualified because we beat Germany and Korea", he told reporters in Yekaterinburg.

Cricket has always been at the receiving end of jokes, as its "World" Cup is restricted to only the frontline cricket-playing nations.

It remains to be seen whether Ozil will be able to force his way back into contention for a starting spot at the World Cup, but his team-mate Reus has insisted that he is still a key player for the national team.

Dr Ottorino Barassi, one of FIFA's Vice Presidents, took ownership of the trophy on behalf of the governing body during the conflict by stealing it from a bank vault.

Shin's tactical choice, however, failed miserably as South Korea posted no shots on target, which turned out to be their worst record since their World Cup debut in 1954.

Had Germany won today they could have taken Mexico's place in second in Group F. But we have young players who are talented and have the potential to go forward.

"We knew that Sweden were leading but we didn't have enough to get a goal".

Coming off a 1998 triumph on home soil, Les Bleus were one of the favourites for the Japan/South Korea World Cup four years later.

Mexico has not made it past the knockout Round of 16 for the past six World Cups. "So, we deserve to be eliminated yes".

And while the match may have devastated German soccer fans, it forged a deep and lasting bond between Mexico and their new South Korean besties.

Italy have historically been slow starters in World Cups.

Germany ended up last in a group it expected to win.

Germany's midfielder Toni Kroos (right) and the defending champions absorb a stunning loss to the unfancied South Koreans.

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