After Toni Kroos' stunning 95th-minute victor gave Germany an unconvincing win over Sweden in their second match, they only needed a win against South Korea to book their place in the last 16.
"I'm so incredibly proud, nearly moved as the thought of how we performed on the pitch, so disciplined". However, they are a Nation with a longstanding history of churning out high-quality soccer players by the dozen, so it probably won't be that hard for them to look internally and find the right talent they need to success internationally.
With Mexico losing to Sweden in the final match of pool play at the World Cup, the only hope of Mexico advancing to the round of 16, or the knockout stage as it's also called, was defending World Champion Germany suffering an upset loss to South Korea in another match played simultaneously. "I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination but I will think about it calmly". People bought Germany flags, coffins, and held a procession with music to commemorate a team that utterly embarrassed them FOUR YEARS AGO.
Germany recovered from their opening defeat to Mexico by snatching a dramatic win over Sweden courtesy of a stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos.
Before the tournament, Low signed a contract extension through to 2022, and he said he would take some time to consider his future.
"Unfortunately - or maybe fortunately - we have no experience of such an early exit from the World Cup", said Rolf Buerkl, an expert at the GfK market research group.
"We usually play with three at the back and an anchor man who is very good in the air", he said.
"We want the players to recover mentally and physically (from this match)".
"We had plenty of opportunities, we broke our necks trying out there today", he added.
" We didn't deserve to win the title again, we didn't deserve to get into the last 16".
The Bayern Munich stopper pulled no punches in his post-match comments (via the Daily Mail), saying: "We deserved to be eliminated". All they needed was one goal from South Korea to breathe easy. And at the end we knew Sweden were in front so we had to risk even more.