Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup

The 2014 World Cup champion, Germany, was knocked out in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, losing 2-0 to South Korea. The South Koreans scored twice in stoppage time to seal the victory, which had huge repercussions: In addition to eliminating Germany, the upset propelled Mexico into the knockout round despite El Tri’s 3-0 loss to Sweden in a simultaneous game. The last time Germany failed to advance out of the group stage was in 1938, The Washington Post reports, and it’s been 40 years since the national team failed to appear in the quarterfinals. Mexico and Sweden will advance out of Group F to the Round of 16, which begins Saturday.

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