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The Herald Business' sports page said, "The German Goliath went from composure to tears in 99 minutes", while Yonhap News said "after defeats at the 1994 and 2002 World Cups, South Korea finally stopped the German tank".

"I'm so incredibly proud, nearly moved as the thought of how we performed on the pitch, so disciplined".

Germany went into the game knowing that a win by two clear goals would have seen them into the last 16.

In one of the competition's biggest ever shocks, Germany failed to reach the knockout stage of a World Cup for the first time for 80 years, but it was the meek manner of their capitulation against South Korea in their final game that really stung.

"I'm incredibly proud of the team, they were so disciplined and they were so loyal".

"It's very, very hard to put it into words", said Germany defender Mats Hummels, a member of the team that won in Brazil four years ago.

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.

Low's tenure is therefore under considerable scrutiny and, despite signing a four-year contract last month, he admitted he would take time to reflect on his future. "There were just so many things running through the whole cup", the former Liverpool midfielder said. "Maybe we have to change some parts of the team and start again and some players should not get another call up, because they are past their best", Basler said.

"We were missing our ease of play, our classiness, our dynamism was not there". Today, for the first time we made a decision to play with four and not that structure.

He also revealed that Bayern Munich's Sebastian Rudy will not play in the decisive match against South Korea on Wednesday after breaking his nose in previous match.

Germany even had the shame of having to suspend two of their team officials for over-exuberant celebrations in front of Sweden manager Janne Andersson after the 2-1 win that appeared to have saved their skins. "I think we've grown since our last match".

"It left some holes at the back but we had to gamble and I knew that would happen".

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