Germany shocked the World as they became the fourth defending champions to exit at the group stage in the last five World Cups, following a 2-0 defeat to South Korea.
Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min scored the goals Korea needed to have any chance of going through to the knockout stages, as a lacklustre Germany side slumped to finish bottom of Group F.
Unfortunately for the Koreans, the result didn’t go their way in the other match. Had Mexico made it three wins out of three, Korea stood a chance of going through ahead of Sweden, but it wasn’t to be.
Sweden stormed to a 3-0 victory which left Mexico’s fate in Germany’s hands, with goals coming from Ludwig Augustinsson, Andreas Granqvist, and an own goal by Mexico’s Edson Alvarez.
Sweden – the group winners – will now face the runners up of Group E, which is to be decided later tonight. Brazil, Switzerland, and Serbia all stand a chance of going through.
Mexico – runners up – will face the winners of Group E.