Joachim Low to consider position after Germany's 'deserved' exit

Germany’s stunning failure celebrated widely in Russia

Germany even had the shame of having to suspend two of their team officials for over-exuberant celebrations in front of Sweden manager Janne Andersson after the 2-1 win that appeared to have saved their skins.

So, are Mexico and South Korea now the unlikeliest of best friends?

The German Football Association (DFB) has apologised to the nation the morning after Joachim Low's side were sensationally knocked out of the World Cup with a 2-0 defeat to South Korea.

Having lost 1-0 to Mexico, Toni Kroos' last-gasp victor against Sweden gave the Germans hope but Joachim Low's men not only failed to get past South Korea but lost 2-0 to finish bottom of the pile in Group F.

The jinx of the World Cup Champions continues.

"There was no real team in Russian Federation", it wrote, noting Germany's earlier lacklustre performances against Mexico and Sweden in Group F.

Germany had made it to the quarterfinals at the past nine World Cups, and reached at least to the semifinals at every tournament since 2002. "There are expectations on us because we played so well in the qualifiers and friendlies".

He said: "Germany are out of the World Cup - words that have never been uttered before at the end of a group-stage match".

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Already eliminated, Costa Rica finally got their first goal of the tournament when centre back Kendall Waston headed home a 56th minute corner.

The World Cup is still underway and it is anyone's game from now.

It's a move in response to Brazil's 7-1 humiliation against Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. They did not have speed in the game.

"We need a couple of hours to see things clearly", Loew said.

"They are a strong rival that beat Germany and Korea and qualified at the expense of Germany".

Sane will be part of Germany's plans in the future, and there are more bright prospects in the building from the German squad that won the European U-21 championship a year ago. "But there is not much time to sit and cry over what happened".

Low refutes suggestions German football is about to enter a dark phase, insisting "there are enough young players, who are very talented and ready to develop".

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