Joachim Low's side eliminated in Russian Federation with worst campaign since 1938

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The good will was extended around the world, including in Madrid, as Mexico earned a last 16 date with Brazil.

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.

For the first time in their World Cup history, Germany were eliminated in the group stage.

La Roja had won three successive major global tournaments when the tiki-taka technicians arrived in Brazil but the 2014 World Cup proved a step too far.

They were celebrating Korea's unexpected 2-0 victory over Germany in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which allowed the North American side to progress to the knock-out stages of the tournament which is being held in Russian Federation.

Germany's World Cup title defense came crashing down in the most inglorious fashion imaginable on Wednesday.

"We put ourselves in this situation after the Mexican game", Hummels said.

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Joachim Low's side crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 2-0 defeat to Korea Republic in Kazan, with Sweden and Mexico progressing from Group F. "We had chances but didn't take any of them and that sums up the whole tournament for us really".

But any momentum gained from that stunning comeback was well and truly destroyed when Germany lost 2-0 to South Korea, to two injury-time goals, and failed to qualify for the last 16 for the first time in 80 years.

There goes the same thing for a Korean Mexico fan, who felt the best of both worlds back at home.

"We had it in our own hands, but we did not make it", he said, according to SportsOn. The African squad tied with Japan on points and goals, and second place was determined by fair play. How are we going to be risky to an opponent if we do not get our performance (right)?

"Personally, I am one of the first to take responsibility and we now have to live with the consequences".

Before the game, German Football Association president Grindel said coach Low's job was safe regardless of the result, and general manager Oliver Bierhoff said he expected Low to stay on in his current role. If the players didn't have all this preparation then we'd surely not see this kind of performance. It's premature for me to say something, I'm incredibly disappointed.

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