'How sad!' says Merkel spokesperson after Germany SWC exit

2018-06-27 19:00
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Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesperson shared the shock of a nation over Germany's stunning World Cup exit Wednesday, tweeting "How sad!" after the defending champions' 2-0 defeat against South Korea.

"Not our World Cup - How sad! There will be other tournaments where we can cheer again," Steffen Seibert wrote.

READ: Loew considers quitting after Germany's shock World Cup exit

Goals from from Younggwon Kim and a late second by Son Heungmin earned South Korea a famous win.

The Germans needed to beat Korea by two clear goals in their final group F match at Kazan stadium to advance to the last 16.'

But Joachim Loew's men wasted a series of chances in a tense match that saw a pale version of the world champions become the fourth holders of the title this century to be sent packing at the first hurdle.

It is the first time Germany have not made the knock-out stages of the World Cup. 

READ: Germany the latest victims of the champions curse

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