Germany Knocked Out Of World Cup In Stunning Upset

The former World Cup champions sealed their fate with a 2-0 loss to South Korea.

With a stunning 2-0 loss to South Korea, Germany has been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup.

It’s the first time since 1938 that Germany has exited the tournament in the first round. And considering the country’s status as defending World Cup champions, it represents a remarkable turn of fortune.

Despite the embarrassment, German fans can take solace in historical precedent: The last three World Cup champions have all been knocked out in the first stage in the subsequent tournament:

Germany’s loss kept Mexico’s hopes in the tournament alive, however. Despite a resounding 3-0 loss to Sweden, the team has progressed to the round of 16.

Jubilant Mexican fans found a South Korean fan outside the stadium to share their thanks Wednesday:

Mexico will play the winner of Group E in the knockout stage of the tournament on Monday.