Published: Fri, June 29, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Germany lose and Ozil gets blamed again - Why?

Germany lose and Ozil gets blamed again - Why?

He could be seen having an altercation with Germany supporters after the defeat to South Korea.

No one has performed in that Germany team. "We believed until the end today". I take responsibility for that and stand up for that, but I thought it was a good team.

With the South Koreans stunning the 2014 champions, Germany's exit paved the way for Mexico to advance to the second round, setting up a showdown with Brazil. South Korea was also eliminated despite the victory.

Twitter is now in meltdown after the exited the group stage for the first time since 1938. Germany fans watch the broadcast at Saint Petersburg Fan Fest. Originally called out for offside, the goal was given after video review. And Son Heung-min scored on a long cross from Ju Se-jong on an empty net.

Juan Carlos Osorio said he was "hurt" by his side's 3-0 World Cup loss to Group F winners Sweden, even though they also qualified.

Following the disappointing result, coach Joachim Low refused to blame his side's poor display on Ozil alone. "For us, this is a huge disappointment. We're celebrating together." Mexican staff at the embassy were crying with joy, he added. It happened to other nations before.

Germany's early exit from the 2018 World Cup sent shockwaves around the world of football.

This debate about Mesut Ozil rages on.

The Bayern centre-back is fit to start and he replaces team-mate Jerome Boateng, who is suspended.

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That was highlighted by the inconsistent team selections, which saw only three outfield players keep their place for each match, and confused thinking with Leon Goretzka, a central midfielder or number 10, played as a right winger against South Korea. Low opted not to freshen up his side too much with an injection of youth and pace, and he instead kept faith with numerous players who had done the job four years previously.

Gomez had a decent header stopped by goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo in the 68th minute and could not properly connect with a low cross from Joshua Kimmich in the 72nd as Germany's hopes vanished.

"We decided in the DFB executive committee before the World Cup to offer a contract extension", DFB boss Reinhard Grindel told Frankfurt-based newspaper FAZ.

Germany ended up last in a group it expected to win.

"Mexico really let me down".

Fellow supporter Denis, who traveled nearly 3,000km (1,864 miles) from his home in Stuttgart to watch Germany take on South Korea in Kazan, was equally resigned.

Germany's chance to match Brazil's record of five World Cup titles were killed.

"We need changes, big changes".

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