South Korea pledge 'last-ditch effort' against Germany at World Cup

Tyler Owen
July 1, 2018

With the match entering six minutes of stoppage time, South Korea won a corner Germany failed to clear, before the ball fell to Kim Young-gwon, who finished easily from five yards. They blanked Serbia 2-0 in Moscow to win Group F. Switzerland and Costa Rica duelled to a 2-2 tie in Nizhny Novgorod that ensured the Swiss would advance and the Ticos wouldn't go home as the only team not to score.

South Korea added one more as time expired, Son tapping in after Manuel Neuer had gone up the pitch as Germany searched for a goal.

That result in Kazan, coupled with Sweden's 3-0 win over Mexico in the other group match in Ekaterinburg, meant the Swedes and Mexico progressed to the round of 16.

That goal was huge for Mexico, as they would advance to the knockout stage despite losing to Sweden.

2018 - Germany | a single-goal loss to Mexico wasn't the desired start but a last gasp Kroos goal seemed to get things back on track as they beat Sweden 2-1. We are just as disappointed as you!

The Mexican team's official beer sponsor also showed its gratitude to the South Koreans, sending their embassy in Washington several dozen crates of alcohol, along with the message: "Showing thanks to our South Korean friends as the official beer of the Mexican national football team".

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Fellow supporter Denis, who travelled nearly 3,000km (1,864 miles) from his home in Stuttgart to watch Germany take on South Korea in Kazan, was equally resigned.

Joachim Loew is contemplating his future after Germany were knocked out of the World Cup. "Shocked because we didn't manage to pull it off and beat Korea Republic and we lost this game".

A video-assistant-referee review overturned an offside call on the field to give South Korea the first goal of the match, in the 91st minute.

France, holders of 1998 World Cup, got eliminated in 2002 in the group stages.

Germany's Niklas Suele, left, is dejected as South Korea's Son Heung-min, right, celebrates after the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, on June 27, 2018. "We need to congratulate our opponents", an apologetic Loew said.

"It is a really, really bitter evening for us", admitted Hummels, who squandered a late chance when he headed over. All the Germans needed to do was to score one goal against the South Koreans.

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