Coach says Germany need to "master destiny" in match against South Korea


Germany went 1-0-2 in the Tournament with their only win coming against Sweden when Toni Kroos scroed the game victor deep into added time.

"We've had this situation - when the team was knocked out of the European Championship in 2004 after the group stage", said the Germany coach, as quoted by sportskeeda.

Reigning champions Germany and a nation that always seems to find a way to win, was eliminated from the group stage of World Cup on Wednesday after suffering a shambolic 2-0 defeat to South Korea. All they needed was one goal from South Korea to breathe easy.

After Toni Kroos' stunning 95th-minute victor gave Germany an unconvincing win over Sweden in their second match, they only needed a win against South Korea to book their place in the last 16.

"It's very, very hard to put it into words", Germany defender Mats Hummels said.

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Meanwhile, striker Thomas Mueller, who has not been in top form in the previous two games would stay, according to Loew. "The last game we delivered a good performance was in the autumn of 2017". Toni Kroos hit a last-gasp victor against Sweden which kept the defending champs in the competition. "We will sit down and over today's match again. Even when it was 0-1, I think we kept trying to turn it all around".

Andersson said he refused to take any pleasure in the demise of the Germans whom he had accused of distasteful celebrations when they beat Sweden.

Costa Rica scored on Bryan Ruiz's penalty kick in stoppage time to tie the match, but it didn't affect Switzerland's progression as the second-place team in Group E.

Brazil's relatively straightforward passage to the last 16 has created optimism among fans betting on a sixth World Cup title but coach Tite is using his characteristic restraint to prevent over-confidence among his players. The Brazilian media is celebrating Germany's defeat because its national team had a crushing defeat against Germany in the semi-finals of the last World Cup.

A 93rd minute own goal by the unfortunate Yann Somer from a Bryan Ruiz penalty gave the central American side a deserved 2-2 draw on a night of late drama.