Germany crashed out of the World Cup in the group stage on Wednesday as Sweden and Mexico qualified on a day of incredible drama in Russia.
Germany finished bottom of Group F after a 2-0 defeat by South Korea.
Germany’s shocking 2-0 loss to South Korea, combined with Sweden’s 3-0 victory over Mexico, means it has failed to advance beyond the first round of a World Cup for the first time since 1938.
In reaction, the spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel laments, ‘How sad!’
A victory would have seen Germany through to the last-16 stage with six points. With Germany exiting, Sweden and Mexico have progressed from Group F.
This is the first time in history Germany have been dumped out of the World Cup at the group stage.