World Cup 2018: The best tweets and memes as Germany crash out of the group stages
GERMANY’S dramatic exit from the World Cup brought delight to England fans and football supporters around the globe.
This is for Pearce, Waddle, Southgate, Lampard and the rest.
Joachim Low’s side struggled in the run-up to the tournament but they always, always find a way… don’t they?
It would appear not, though, as Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min both struck in injury time to send the world champions home, bottom of Group F.
England, meanwhile, have safely qualified for the knockout rounds no problem at all with a game to spare (we all knew Kane was going to score the winner against Tunisia).
Before the tournament started, England fans were plotting the Three Lions’ route to World Cup glory and most people had them to face the Germans in the quarters – but it’s not quite worked out that way much to everyone’s delight.
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England would no doubt have lost in controversial circumstances if they faced Germany, either with a dodgy decision or penalty shoot-out heartbreak.
But not this year!
The Germans are out and England have gone further than their long-term rivals for the first time since you know when… 1966.
South Korea’s win meant Sweden and Mexico are into the knockout stages but it’s safe to say the majority of the focus was on the poor Germans.
The German national team apologised to fans on Twitter following their embarrassing defeat which saw them crash out at the group stage for the first time in 80 YEARS.
This was the third successive tournament in which the reigning champions have crashed out before the knockout stages following Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014.
But Low insisted this would not bring about a dark period in German football following the glory years which culminated in their World Cup triumph four years ago.
Unsurprisingly, the German media have been far from sympathetic and slammed Neuer, Ozil, Khedira and co as the “biggest disgrace in World Cup history” back home… ouch.