South Korea needed extra time to beat Japan 2-1 and win gold at the Asian Games, earning Son Heung-min exemption from national service.
With a 2-0 loss to South Korea confirming their exit from Russia 2018, Germany star Mesut Ozil says it "hurts so much" to be knocked out.
Reigning champions Germany were humiliatingly dumped out of the World Cup on Wednesday, and the country's media had plenty to say.
The defending champion is out of the World Cup after a humiliating 2-0 defeat to a South Korea side that capitalized on its chaos.
Defending champions Germany are out of the World Cup after a humiliating 2-0 defeat to a South Korea side that capitalised on their chaos.
Joachim Low has restored Mesut Ozil to his starting XI to face South Korea in Kazan, while Mats Hummels is back after a neck injury.
Joachim Low dropped Mesut Ozil against Sweden, but his response to such a blow has impressed the Germany coach ahead of facing South Korea.
Germany are strong favourites to eliminate South Korea from the World Cup, but Shin Tae-yong is not giving up hope.
South Korea and Germany face off Wednesday in a vital Group F game in Kazan, with the defending champion feeling a little wary.
South Korea and Germany face each other in a vital Group F game in Kazan on Wednesday, with the world champions feeling a little wary.