Although only Italy in 1938 and Brazil in 1962 have successfully defended their World Cup titles, most champions in the 20th century managed to get themselves beyond the first stage.
La Roja had won three successive major worldwide tournaments when the tiki-taka technicians arrived in Brazil but the 2014 World Cup proved a step too far.
Holding midfielder Sebastian Rudy had replaced Khedira in the team but suffered a broken nose in Germany's second match against Sweden and was not fit to play at the Kazan Arena even with a mask.
"Dear fans, we're just as disappointed as you", the tweet read. "Of course we are very sad and we were also very angry, but that helps nothing now".
The president of the German Football Association said before the defending champions' group-stage exit from the World Cup that Germany coach Joachim Low would not be sacked, and instead would be kept on to oversee "a transition" in the national team. "It'll take a few hours for me to come to terms with it. I'm incredibly disappointed and we will talk about it calmly". If we can't score a goal in 90 minutes against South Korea then we don't deserve to go through. In any case, with a new generation of talented players at his disposal, he has what he needs to start rebuilding.
Sweden still has a chance to advance to the knockout rounds.
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"It would have been frightful to get all the way to this match with six points and not have qualified", Osorio said.
Ecstatic Mexican football fans besieged the South Korean embassy in Mexico City and celebrated with diplomats after the Taeguk Warriors' stunning victory over Germany put El Tri into the World Cup last 16.
Germany never hit top form in Russian Federation and Low, who has been in charge since 2006, said time was needed to pinpoint what went wrong.
The team issued a joint statement condemning the abuse of Durmaz, who gave away the free kick that led to Germany's game-winner. "And at the end, we didn't succeed in our penetration in the final third". "We don't need to discuss it any further. I believe we can do it..."
In the match against Sweden, which they only won thanks to a brilliant late strike from Toni Kroos, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil was left out.
"We're a very tight squad. We do everything for each other on and off the pitch".