Already filled with surprise advancements and upsets, the 2018 FIFA World Cup continues to shock fans from all over the world, this time with elimination of defending World Cup champions Germany from the group stage by South Korea. Entering into the third and final match of the group stage round, Germany sat in second place with South Korea sitting at fourth.
Underdogs South Korea went on to defeat the Germans 2-0 in final stoppage time, sending the holders crashing out at the group stage for the first time since 1938; and as an added insult, Die Mannschaft finished at the bottom of their group. Germany won the 2014 World Cup after defeating Brazil 7-1 in the semifinals and 1-0 against Messi and the Argentinians in the final. As favorites to win in Russia, Germany’s premature knockout caused a frenzy on the Internet with memes popping up galore on various social media accounts. Mexican fans also celebrated South Korea’s achievement, as a Germany win would have knocked El Tri out. Sweden and Mexico both advance to the Round of 16 from group F. Check out some of the reactions by celebrities, athletes and fans below.
Speechless. Ima need some time….
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) June 27, 2018
The World Cup is incredible.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 27, 2018
Best. World. Cup. Yet. Heartbreaking for Germany but excited to see Mexico moving. Every 3rd game has been insanity. My Stress levels ⬆️⬆️⬆️
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) June 27, 2018
— FOX Sports Brasil (@FoxSportsBrasil) June 27, 2018
— Football Daily (@footballdailyuk) June 27, 2018
— . (@journalsxoxo) June 27, 2018
— World Cup (@FlFAWC2018) June 27, 2018
Germany : We will win World Cup 2018
Korea : pic.twitter.com/hgOnPisL4H
— One Romone (@OneRomone) June 27, 2018
— FIFA World Cup ? (@FIFAWorldCup) June 27, 2018
Ima Let You Finish, But South Korea Beat Germany 2-0 pic.twitter.com/CSlynkg1wb
— Anthony?? (@asap_anthony2) June 27, 2018
Feliz ????18! https://t.co/TxhI07N27v
— LANCE! (@lancenet) June 27, 2018
Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans no longer always win. Previous version is confined to history.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 27, 2018
— ABB Formula E (@FIAFormulaE) June 27, 2018
You can always go out early with a bad team, but not with a team like this one!! @DFB_Team
Honest assessment must start !!!
— Michael Ballack (@Ballack) June 27, 2018
The South Korea goalkeeper – “also known as the Mexican Saviour or the one true god” pic.twitter.com/wK7ZAPaVoJ
— Paul Campbell (@campbellwpaul) June 27, 2018
— 백?| STAN BTS YALL (@roseblanc_PJM) June 27, 2018
Kane…. Carrying England
Messi…. Carrying Argentina
Ronaldo…. Carrying Portugal
— Stavros Kebabadopolus (@HFCStavros) June 27, 2018
Manuel Neuer: “We lacked commitment. Even if we would’ve gone through, in the next round or the round afterwards we would’ve been knocked out. We deserved to be eliminated. We didn’t convince in any game. This was not the #GER we all know. It was pathetic.” #KORGER pic.twitter.com/qyfVJfB0R3
— Home Bayern (@HomeBayern___) June 27, 2018
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— CYBERsazio 2077 ✏️⚽️??️ (@sazio1984) June 27, 2018
— кιиg ∂ανι∂®️ ??????????? (@JA_KingDaViD) June 27, 2018
SOUTH KOREA (AND MEXICO!) MOOD pic.twitter.com/4s2cvnQIsz
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 27, 2018
This is the first time Germany has been eliminated from the First Round of a World Cup since 1938. pic.twitter.com/bW2zRhyNwp
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 27, 2018
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 27, 2018
— cassy ?? (@AHNSYUJlN) June 27, 2018
The Mexicans found a South Korean outside the stadium ? pic.twitter.com/9gG7V9wtOd
— Siavoush Fallahi (@SiavoushF) June 27, 2018
That’s the Korean consul general to Mexico, Byoung-Jin Han, celebrating with grateful Mexican fans outside the Korea embassy here. One fan said he took a shot of tequila with them earlier. pic.twitter.com/NGWEmRADUW
— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) June 27, 2018
— World Cup 2018 (@WCGoalz) June 27, 2018
— Aeroméxico (@Aeromexico) June 27, 2018
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