Brazil fans hold funeral for Germany after Russian Federation 2018 elimination

Brazil fans hold funeral for Germany after Russian Federation 2018 elimination

Brazil fans hold funeral for Germany after Russian Federation 2018 elimination

Fortunately for Mexico, the reigning World Cup champions suffered a stunning 2-0 loss to South Korea.

That left Mexico in a perilous position, as a late German victor would have sent the Central Americans crashing out, but two injury-time South Korean goals in Kazan ensured Juan Carlos Osorio's men edged through as runners-up.

But Arsenal star Ozil, who has been criticised for his performances, was not blamed by Low. He said: "I had the feeling that there was perhaps a certain arrogance before the Mexico game (within the camp) - like we would be able to react at the touch of a button when it all starts".

'We were eliminated not because we didn't want to win but we never had the chance to take a lead at any point - we were always lagging behind, trying to keep up. "The situation is very hard to put into words". "We believed until the end today".

Germany won last year's Confederations Cup in Russian Federation even though Loew opted to leave his World Cup-winning stars at home, boosting his reputation further.

Mexico supporters turned the Luzhniki into the Azteca during their win over Germany; Argentines continued to back their team through the worst of times; while Colombians and Peruvians filled the Red Square in incredible numbers - even though their teams didn't have a single game in Moscow. The thinking was that Julian Brandt fitted better into the national team system - but he played just 19 minutes over the three games. We didn't succeed in our penetration in the last third.

Second-half goals from defenders Ludwig Augustinsson, Andreas Granqvist from the penalty spot, plus a comical own goal were reward for a physical display from Sweden, who only made it to Russian Federation by beating Italy in the play-offs.

Speaking before he knew that Brazil would be their next opponents, he said: "There is no time to cry over spilt milk, we will have another look at the match and make adjustments". That's why I immediately moved Mesut [Ozil] away from there.

"I can't really explain what we did wrong".

Despite their mediocrity across the board, there was one particular player in the German squad who has been singled out for his poor displays.

"I am not like that, it is not like that in sport. We haven't got much time to analyse our next opponents who will certainly be very different to Sweden".

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