For the first time since 1938, Germany have been sent packing in the group stage of the World Cup.

The defending champions were thought to have an 'easy' task against their last Group F opponents, South Korea but they were met with rude shock with the Asians recording a 2-0 win over Joachim Low's men.

Germany had over 70 per cent of the possession at the Kazan Arena but were unable to break a resilient South Korean side.

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The two goals scored by South Korea came in stoppage time through Young-Gwon Kim and Heung-Min Son

With Sweden's 3-0 victory over Mexico,  Germany needed to record three points but the late goals they conceded condemned the defending champions to the early exit.

Unfortunately, South Korea's heroics in added-on time was also not enough to secure qualification for the last 16, however they will be proud of the way they bowed out in style.

Sweden snatched the top spot in Group F with Mexico finishing as runners-up.

Germany are now the third successive World Cup reigning champions to be eliminated in the group stages after Spain in 2014 and Italy in 2010.