But the Germans failed to fire on Russian soil, suffering a shock 1-0 loss to Mexico in their opener, scraping past Sweden with a stoppage-time victor, and then losing 2-0 to South Korea at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday.
Finally, former German worldwide Dietmar Hamann believes Germany didn't deserve to get through the group stages.
That assistance will be crucial against a talented but inconsistent Mexican side that has gone from beating Germany 1-0 in its opener to losing 3-0 to Sweden in its final group game. But we have young players who are talented and have the potential to go forward.
According to The Times, the squad was in disarray from the start and one particular incident seems emblematic of the problems Germany were facing.
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With all this taken into account, the mood in Mexico, a nation who has a proud, if unspectacular, record at the World Cup, was one of giddy relief mixed with ecstasy. If they continue to play well the result will come.
Loew brought on substitutes Mario Gomez and Thomas Mueller on either side of the 60-minute mark but his players kept giving the ball away, with most of their attacking combinations lacking precision and speed.
"It is a very bitter evening for us and for all German football fans".
Germany must win by two clear goals in Kazan on Wednesday to be sure of reaching the last 16.
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Germany coach Joachim Low lamented the horrendous loss his side suffered on Wednesday at the hands of Korea Republic which ultimately resulted in their ouster from the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.
To the surprise of casual and professional observers alike, Mexico were the early pacesetters, defeating the Germans in their opening match.
Speaking immediately after Germany's shock World Cup exit, manager Low said: 'The disappointment of being eliminated is just huge.
Khedira was recalled to the team against South Korea after being dropped for the narrow win over Sweden, but produced another ineffective performance. "I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination but I will think about it calmly".
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