Many fans joked that while Ronaldo might be carrying the Portugal team and Messi the Argentine side, the only thing carrying the German team now is a Lufthansa plane home.
Suffice to say that things deteriorated quickly in terms of global relations after that result.
“I’m shocked that we didn’t manage to pull it off”.
With Sweden concurrently leading Mexico 3-0, Germany needed just one goal to leapfrog the Central American team and continue their defence of the World Cup.
“Those mediocre people who have never achieved anything in life will say that it’s a miracle that we got through, but what we have achieved is important”, he wrote on his Instagram page.
Dr Ottorino Barassi, one of FIFA’s Vice Presidents, took ownership of the trophy on behalf of the governing body during the conflict by stealing it from a bank vault.
“We will have to have discussions tomorrow, we’ll see how it goes”.
They also controlled possession, holding the ball 70% of the time.
He added: “We want to accomplish the impossible”.
The four-time champions allowed a pair of injury-time goals while knowing a 1-0 victory would have been enough to advance because of the result in the other group match.
“The last 10 years have been sensational”. We were rightly eliminated from the tournament.
Even after losing their opening match against Mexico, Germany looked set to progress after their last-gasp win against Sweden.
Ozil was dropped by Low for the match against Sweden, which Germany won 2-1 thanks to a late goal from Toni Kroos, whilst Hummels was injured.
While Germany headed into the tournament as defending champions, their form was far from befitting a team expected to challenge for a fifth World Cup.
But a 2-0 defeat to South Korea condemned Germany to finish bottom of Group F, and many rival fans enjoying the nation’s failures.
Italy have historically been slow starters in World Cups.
Germany, still with the nucleus of the successful 2014 team, arrived in Russian Federation expected to contend after doing little wrong between World Cups.