South Koreans celebrate after historic World Cup victory

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The Germans stumbled to a shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico, then needed a stunning 95th-minute winning goal from Toni Kroos with 10 men to beat Sweden 2-1 and keep alive fading hopes of progressing.

The Korean national football team celebrates after Kim Young-kwon scores the team's first goal in stoppage time against the defending champion Germany at Kazan Arena in Russian Federation on Wednesday. "The situation is very hard to put into words".

There was little sign of the dramatic finish ahead in a fairly pedestrian first half.

The four-time winners peppered the South Korean goal throughout the final group game but a combination of blocks and heroic saves from goalkeeper Cho Hyun-Woo kept the score level after 90 minutes.

The situation is (relatively) simple for pointless South Korea, who need to beat Germany and for Mexico to defeat Sweden to have a chance of going through.

Since the last World Cup, they have lost Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker, Miroslav Klose and Bastian Schweinsteiger, while the likes of Sami Khedira and Thomas Muller no longer look to be at their best. They were still in position to advance despite trailing Sweden, but they were waiting - some with tears in their eyes - for Germany to do the inevitable and ruin their chances of moving on.

In one of the great World Cup upsets, Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min both scored in injury time to condemn footballing superpower Germany to their first opening-round exit in 80 years. But the strategy did not bring much success in the first half. Kim Seung-gyu had played at the 2014 World Cup and had 32 caps, followed by Kim Jin-hyeon, who starred in South Korea's run to the 2015 Asian Cup final, with 14. Initially given offside, VAR overruled the decision and the goal stood. "I can't talk right now".

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Germany are the first of the favourites to be knocked out, after Spain, Portugal and Argentina all scraped through the group stage. The disappointment of us being eliminated is just huge.

The Arsenal playmaker was employed in a relatively deep role and he simply wasn't able to cut through South Korea's resolute defence.

Son doubled his side's advantage a few minutes later when Ju Se-Jong robbed Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer of possession near the halfway line before launching the ball forward for his team mate to score into an empty net.

In the 47th, Joshua Kimmich set up a wide-open Leon Goretzka for a header right at the goalmouth, but Jo jumped to his right and parried it away.

Throughout the match, Korea managed to create chances, but struggled to convert them into a shots on goal.

Germany limped to a goalless conclusion of the first half but with Mexico vs. Sweden also a stalemate, it did not matter as Low's men were through by virtue of their head-to-head record against the Swedes - a 2-1 win last Saturday courtesy of Toni Kroos' 95th minute victor.

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