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Germany's Joachim Low set for talks about future after World Cup exit

02 July, 2018, 08:59 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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Before the tournament, Low signed a contract extension through to 2022, and he said he would take some time to consider his future.

In a stunning reverse by the footballing superpower who have reached either the final or semi-finals of every World Cup since 2002, the Germans stumbled to a 2-0 loss to South Korea that left them rooted to the bottom of Group F.

The team looked dejected and unhappy after the event took place. "I'm shocked. It is historic". But we have young players who are talented and have the potential to go forward. "I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination".

Mexicans watched in horror as their side were thumped 3-0 in Yekaterinburg, leaving them keeping a nervous eye on the match between Germany and South Korea about 500 miles (800 kilometres) to the west in Kazan.

After beating Germany, 1-0, and South Korea, 2-1, Mexico appeared to be cruising in Russian Federation, but it still faced the possibility of exiting if it lost to Sweden and Germany beat South Korea.

However, Die Mannschaft were once again far from at their best, with defender Mats Hummels particularly wasteful in front of goal.

Kim was not so profligate when he fired home from close range - although he was initially given offside before a VAR review sparked renewed celebrations - and Son completed the job.

"I don't know if it was the darkest day for German football, but it was definitely a very black one", Kroos told reporters.

He said: "Until quite recently, we have probably been the most consistent, in terms of performance, team in the past 10, 12 years".

Speaking immediately after Germany's shock World Cup exit, manager Low said: 'The disappointment of being eliminated is just huge.

Asked if he was as surprised that Germany are out, the England boss said: Of course I am surprised. This kind of blind rage fueled by your team having an bad match four years ago is what the World Cup is really all about.

It has been unusual to see them struggle as much as they have, but the level of all of the teams is strong and they have played teams who have been tactically very good against them, and exposed counter-attack situations in particular.

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