Germany were humiliatingly crashed out of the World Cup with a 2-0 loss to South Korea in Kazan Wednesday, failing to even advance to the knockout round in its challenge to repeat as champions.
Germany, motionless in its attack all World Cup long, took 26 shots but mostly failed to trouble South Korean goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-Woo.
In the other Group F match, Sweden defeated Mexico 3-0 to advance on top of the group, while Mexico also advanced thanks to the South Korean victory.
Son Heung-Min doubles the South Korean lead. German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had gone forward as Germany desperately searched for an equalizer and winner.
South Korea booted the ball forward, and Son tracked it down with no German defenders back, and rolled it into the empty net.
Toni Kroos had another shot from outside the box, but it was too close to Jo Hyeon-Woo, wh
Neuer almost gifted South Korea a goal!
In the 19 minutes, Koo Ja-Cheol put a free kick directly at Neuer, but he fumbled it. Neuer was barely able to recover in time and punch the rebound away from an on-rushing Son Heung-Min.
What is it with the best goal keepers in the World at this world cup?
Against Portugal, David de Gea also bobbled a shot from outside the box, but unlike Neuer, his error resulted in a goal.