Gary Lineker sends brilliant tweet after Germany crash out of World Cup


Germany are out of the World Cup. Incredible.

Joachim Low's side needed to defeat South Korea in their final group game, or simply better Sweden's result against Mexico.

They did neither.

Germany looked lacklustre throughout as they failed to break down their opponents.

Needing a goal in the final moments, South Korea broke German hearts when Young-Gwon Kim turned home from close range.

And with Manuel Neuer bizarrely deciding to play midfield, the Asian side scored a second to ensure that Lowe's side exited the competition after finishing last in Group F.

The world was shocked with the result.

No one would have tipped Germany to exit the competition at this stage.

Gary Lineker has a famous quote about the Germans, which reads: "Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win." 

But after their exit from the competition, he adapted that quote in brilliant fashion.

"Football is a simple game," he wrote. "Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans no longer always win. Previous version is confined to history."


The post has blown up on Twitter, having accumulated over 28,000 'likes' within half-an-hour.

Lineker is right. It seems Germany is no longer the side they used to be.

They were extremely poor in the group stages this season. They are out, and deservedly so.

After winning the 2014 World Cup, many tipped them to be favourites for this edition in Russia.

But they've failed in spectacular fashion.

That is now the third World Cup in a row where the holders have crashed out in the group stages.

Lineker also could not resist trolling Germany at the end of the BBC coverage of the game.

While signing of the programme, Lineker said: "Mein gott, Auf wiedersehen," which translates to 'my god, goodbye'.

He said that while waving and smirking.

Expert trolling from Lineker.

Meanwhile, Mexico and Sweden will play either Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia in the last-16 of the competition.

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