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    Germany knocked out of World Cup with defeat to South Korea

    Defending world champions Germany have been disgracefully knocked out of the World Cup at the group stage following defeat by South Korea on Wednesday afternoon, in what has been termed one of the biggest shocks in the competition's history.

    The Germans conceding twice in injury time as they pressed for an equaliser while trailing South Korea. 

    Kim Young-gwon's 92nd-minute goal - which was initially ruled out for offside before being awarded after a video assistant referee decision - left Germany on the brink of elimination.

    Increasingly desperate, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer lost possession in the opponents' half and Ju Se-jong launched it forward where Son Heung-min tapped into an empty net to score the second.
    It is the first time since 1938 that Germany has failed to advance from the first round of the World Cup. Its loss ensured that Sweden and Mexico would represent Group F in the round of 16.

    Wednesday's defeat followed their opening loss against Mexico, while it took a dramatic late winner from Toni Kroos to earn them their only points of the group stage against eventual group winners Sweden.
    South Korea went into the match with no points from their opening two games after losing 1-0 to Sweden and 2-1 to Mexico.

    However, they had a mathematical chance of qualifying for the last 16 for only the third time in 10 competition appearances, although they needed Mexico to beat Sweden.

    Even though Mexico’s defeat to Sweden ended South Korea's hopes of going through, they still sensed a memorable win over Germany.

    The team ranked 57th in the world achieved that victory thanks to the two late goals, both of which were celebrated as if they had qualified themselves.

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