Brazilian media Trolls on Germany's defeat

Marcus Newton
July 2, 2018

Like the US in 2002, Mexico owes a big thanks to South Korea for keeping it alive at the 2018 World Cup.

Germany is out of the World Cup, the fourth defending champion in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage.

"They probably felt they would be able to beat us - because that's what everybody thought - so I hoped we could use that as a reverse strategy, and that really hit the nail on the head".

In Lebnon, a nation not know for it's presence in world soccer, there are some of the most passionate soccer fans in the world.

Germany recovered from their opening defeat to Mexico by snatching a dramatic win over Sweden courtesy of a stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos.

They were on the verge of being knocked out by Sweden as they trailed by a goal but Kroos' injury-time victor revived Germany's hopes of becoming the first nation to defend the World Cup since 1962.

A victory would have put the Germans through to the last-16 stage but two injury-time goals sealed their fate as they exited at the group stage for the first time in 80 years.

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"Germany are the defending champions, they are number one in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings". As Sweden added one goal after another, it still remained 0-0 in Kazan.

So, are Mexico and South Korea now the unlikeliest of best friends? The result allowed Sweden and Mexico to advance.

Osorio blamed Mexico's defensive structure for the heavy defeat.

"But we now are out and, of course, it's a case of absolute sadness and disappointment, but I think we have young players who are very talented and who have the opportunity to go forward". "Basically, we defend with four".

Meanwhile, striker Thomas Mueller, who has not been in top form in the previous two games would stay, according to Loew. "And at the end, we didn't succeed in our penetration in the final third".

Fans of countries that have a chance to win the World Cup are rejoicing after the exit of Germany.

"It would have been frightful to get all the way to this match with six points and not have qualified", Osorio said. "We did a fantastic job today". "But there is not much time to sit and cry over what happened".

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