Ecstatic Mexican fans besieged the South Korean embassy in their capital to celebrate with diplomats after the Asian team stunned Germany at the World Cup and ensured Mexico's progress to the last 16 in Russian Federation. "I think we've grown since our last match".
Germany boss Joachim Low has admitted his shock at the reigning champions' World Cup exit after a stunning 2-0 defeat by South Korea. Meanwhile, in their last Group-F match on Wednesday at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Russia, Sweden defeated Mexico by three goals to nil.
After Toni Kroos' stunning 95th-minute victor gave Germany an unconvincing win over Sweden in their second match, they only needed a win against South Korea to book their place in the last 16.
The tweet was a magnaminous move by Germany, who have been left reeling by their side's first exit from the World Cup group stages since 1938.
"Yesterday, we said that there was only a one per cent chance, so I told my players it was really a last-ditch effort for them and I told them that they had to fight until the very end".
A 0-0 draw would be fine, but if Germany scored, Mexico would be eliminated.
Suarez and battle-hardened Uruguay expose Russia's limitations
Both sides made 3 changes each, and two, in particular, stood out: Torreiro in for Uruguay and Golovin out for Russian Federation .
Ultimately a goal from Kim Young-Gwon, restored by VAR after initially being ruled out, put South Korea in front late.
"This is football", said Ahn, who is working for Korean television at the World Cup.
The sight of Mexico pouring through a porous German midfield during the first half of the defeat in the opener against Mexico was the clearest example.
Brazil finished first in Group E and will face Mexico in the round of 16 on Monday in Samara.
As the game wound down, people started sneaking away and then streaming home after South Korea's second goal in the final minutes. He also highlighted the decision taken by Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan to pose for a picture with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan prior to the tournament as symptomatic of the team's problems.
Mexican finance minister Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya also called his counterpart in Seoul to thank South Korea, Seoul's finance ministry said, promising to treat him to a nice meal at the next G20 finance ministers' meeting.