Auf Wiedersehen, Germany.
As has become customary for European countries that win the previous World Cup, the Germans crashed out after finishing bottom of Group F.
I don’t know it’s a lingering resentment from the World Wars, or maybe that people are sick of seeing them winning, but around the world the German exit was met with a hearty chuckle.
Except in Germany, or by German fans in Russia.
First up, the curse of the reigning champs:
I’d take a World Cup win for a group stage exit at the next tournament any day of the week.
Right, back to the business of gawking at upset Germans.
These pics via Quartz:
A healthy mix of upset Germans and elated Mexicans below:
Some took it harder than others:
So much snot en trane:
Both Brazil and England are over the moon – Brazil still hurting from that 7-1 drubbing in 2014, and England still hurting from just about every encounter between the two teams since 1966.
The BBC compiled this list of reactions:
And a shout-out to South Korea’s keeper, who had himself a blinder:
To finish – because everything is better with Titanic music, here’s that final South Korean goal:
Had to be done
Germany losing to South Korea
with Titanic Music
Please Enjoy!! pic.twitter.com/jq8o3gndfy
— Brazilian Gazaman ♓ (@fromdemuddagaza) June 28, 2018
It also means this World Cup will wrap up without a classic ‘Joachim Loew sniffs his finger’ moment:
We must soldier on regardless.
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