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Schadenfreude?Social media delight in Germany's downfall

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Joachim Low's side finished bottom of Group F and, perhaps a little cruelly, the rest of the world can't seem to hide their joy at the shock result.
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Many Germany fans will want answers from their team and the manager, but one Twitter user suggested Low had questions himself...
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Ah yes, the big question before the first ball was kicked at the tournament was, "why is Leroy Sane not on the plane to Russia[/img]
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The German squad featured eight World Cup winners from the 2014 squad, which prompted comparisons...
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But the South Koreans played the game of their lives to beat the reigning champions 2-0 and send them packing. Among the masterful performances was that of goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo, who made a fine one-handed save from Leon Goretzka's header.
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At the final whistle, South Korea's players and fans celebrated as if they'd won the entire thing, even though Sweden winning 3-0 against Mexico sent them home. They have, however, found fans for life in Central America, as the knock-on effect sent the Mexicans through to the last 16.
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But after 52 years of the Germans holding bragging rights, it's safe to say the English are feeling the most smug tonight.
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Not for the first time during Russia 2018, "It's coming home" was trending on Twitter.
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