Mexico Fans Carry South Korea Fans On Their Shoulders After They Knock Germany Out Of World Cup
Unless you were sleeping under a rock yesterday, (June 27) you’ll know Germany, the winners of the 2014 World Cup, crashed out of the group stages at this year’s tournament in Russia.
Despite Mexico getting absolutely slaughtered by Sweden in their final group game (3-0), the two nations still did enough to progress through to the knockout stages, after the Germans absolutely capitulated in a shock 2-0 loss to South Korea.
The 2014 winners’ premature exit sent shockwaves throughout the world, while both Mexico and Sweden fans basked in pure nirvana – and they had plucky South Korea to thank for it.
The post-match celebrations carried well into the evening, as both sets of fans hoisted South Korea fans on their shoulders as if they were rock stars or conquering heroes.
Whether they were outside the stadium in Ekaterinburg, Russia, or in the streets and offices of Mexico City, jubilant Mexicans celebrated joyfully!
Fans in Russia though, who came across South Korea supporters, had them lift them up into the air, as if it was Daenerys Targaryen herself coming to their rescue.
According to Vice Sports, Mexico had a proper party atmosphere as they made their way to the South Korean embassy, only to find Ambassador Byoung-Jin Han.
They gave him the heroes’ treatment too, by throwing him upon their shoulders. It’s as if Cinco De Mayo came around twice this year!
On Twitter, New York Times sports reporter, James Wagner, wrote:
That’s the Korean consul general to Mexico, Byoung-Jin Han, celebrating with grateful Mexican fans outside the Korea embassy here. One fan said he took a shot of tequila with them earlier.
In a follow-up post he added:
Byoung-Jin Han summed up the crowd and celebration perfectly: ‘They are crazy but I’m also crazy today.’
Said a large chunk of the embassy staff is Mexican, so they had both games on inside the building.
The last time Germany failed to progress from the first round of the World Cup was 80 years ago, at the 1938 tournament in France. A fact which makes this early exit even more of a failure than it already is.
South Korea scored twice in injury time to send Germany home in the first round.
The first was the result of a tense VAR decision, and the second came after a defensive clanger in the 95th minute.
In a statement to Sky Sports, DFB President, Reinhard Grindel, said:
We decided in the DFB executive committee before the World Cup to offer a contract extension.
We believe there will be a transition that will take place after the World Cup, regardless of the outcome of the tournament, and no one is better equipped to handle that than Jogi Low.
He proved a year ago at the Confederations Cup that he can make young players into an impressive team who play outstanding football. That is still valid, as far as we are concerned.
It’s unknown whether Germany will even qualify for the next World Cup in Qatar judging by their performance in Russia this summer. At the very best they can hope for a second round finish at Euro 2020.
On behalf of England, and our national side – who’ve successfully progressed through to the last 16, as well as the other remaining nations at this spectacular World Cup, we wish Low, the boys, and indeed the German fans, a safe flight home.
Maybe next time, hey?
Even if football doesn’t come home this summer, Germany are going home.
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