Mexico fans thank South Korea supporters after win against Germany

South Korea vs. Germany: World Cup highlights and recap

But the Germans failed to fire on Russian soil, suffering a shock 1-0 loss to Mexico in their opener, scraping past Sweden with a stoppage-time victor, and then losing 2-0 to South Korea at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday.

Nervous Germany increased the pressure after the break and poured forward but despite dominating the second half, they could not find the back of the net before South Korea's last-gasp brace.

With Sweden winning 3-0 against Mexico in the other Group F game, and it being goalless in Kazan, Germany knew they had to score in a frantic finish.

Goals for Ludwig Augustinsson and Andreas Granqvist put Sweden no course for the result it needed to guarantee itself a place in the round of 16 and put Mexico in peril, and an Edson Alvarez own goal after 74 minutes took Mexico's fate out of its own hands.

One of the pre-tournament favourites going into the World Cup, Germany were brought back down to reality in the first game as they were shocked 1-0 by Mexico thanks to a goal from Hirving Lozano.

Mexico take on the mighty Brazilians in Samara on Monday, hoping to progress to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1986.

Germany are the sixth holders in history to fall at the first hurdle and their demise came four years after defending champions Spain also failed to make it out of the group stage in Brazil. South Korea had pulled off a miracle.

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

We've done very well and we're happy and we deserved to win.

"As we saw in the match against Mexico, their players were really determined and with that mindset we can play a game we won't regret and the results will follow".

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The goal was initially ruled out for offside, but the decision was overturned following a video review. We need a couple of hours to see things clearly.

Germany had 28 shots at goal in the match but only six on target, while Korea scored from two of their five accurate attempts, and Shin anticipated mistakes being made by Joachim Low's side. The team's bad luck in Russian Federation continued Wednesday, as Mats Hummels was unable to put away a free header from 6 yards out late in the match.

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