On an afternoon when everything went wrong for Mexico, El Tri was rescued. And it owed a big thanks to South Korea. Read the whole story
In Ekaterinburg and Mexico City, in plazas and in offices, Mexican fans celebrated with any Korean they could find. Read the whole story
1 Germany's one win was the fewest since 1978 when it won one of six games.
2 Germany's two goals were the fewest it has ever scored in a tournament.
4 Germany is the fourth straight defending champion from Europe eliminated in group stage.
6 German is the sixth defending champion overall to fail to get past the first round.
7th At the previous 16 World Cups, Germany never finished lower than seventh.
1938 Only previous time Germany failed to advance came at France 1938 when it lost replay to Switzerland.
"We didn't deserve to win the title again, we didn't deserve to make the last 16. We tried hard to win, but we never earned the chance to take the lead."
-- Germany national team coach Joachim Loew after his team was eliminated from the World Cup with a 2-0 loss to South Korea. (AFP)
Here's one we've not seen before, an own goal scored by a defender with his hand. Edson Alvarez's blunder made it 3-0 for Sweden. Read the whole story
Wednesday, June 27
Brazil 2 Serbia 0.
(Paulinho 36, Thiago Silva 68. Att.: 44,190.)
Switzerland 2 Costa Rica 2.
(Dzemaili 31, Drmic 88; Waston 56, own goal. Att.: 43,319.)
South Korea 2 Germany 0.
(Kim Young-Gwon 90+2, Son Heung-Min 90+6. Att.: 41,835.)
Sweden 3 Mexico 0.
(Augustinsson 50, Granqvist pen. 62, own goal 74. Att.: 33,061.)
Thursday, June 28
England vs. Belgium, in Kaliningrad (2 pm ET, Fox, Telemundo, NBCSN)
Panama vs. Tunisia, in Saransk (2 pm ET, FS1, Universo)
Japan vs. Poland, in Volgograd (10 am ET, FS1, Universo)
Senegal vs. Colombia, in Samara (10 am ET, Fox, Telemundo)
Brazil recovered from its opening tie against Switzerland to beat Costa Rica and Serbia and claim first place in Group E. Read the whole story