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This is how the internet reacted to Germany's crushing World Cup loss

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This is how the internet reacted to Germany's crushing World Cup loss

This is how the internet reacted to Germany's crushing World Cup loss
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Reigning World Cup champions Germany are out of the World Cup following a surprise defeat by South Korea. Euronews looks at how German fans took the news on social media.

@dvg

#ZSMNN was trending, and in German, it is not only a common hashtag for the team, but also means "together".

Humour

Some fans tried to take the bad news with a dash of humour:

@alpineLQ

"No honking, no #corsos, no cheering? I assume that #KORGER game has been postponed! Is there information out already when the game will be held instead?"

German team reacts

The German team's official account just said "speechless." In a separate Tweet, the team also congratulated their rivals in getting through to the next round.

@DFB_Team

Getting political

Because the German government is in somewhat of a crisis itself, a well-known blogger suggested "snap elections" after the World Cup defeat.

@saschalobo

Hero of the night

A lot of people say Mats Hummels is the hero of the evening for being very honest in front of the cameras after the loss saying: "I think the last convincing match we played was in the autumn of 2017. It's been a while."

@fums_magazin

Utter dispair

"I don't know what's been and is going on with this crew. No order, no ideas, no plan, just no team. I can't believe it. What a WC... Too bad it's over for Germany." #KORGER #WM2018"

@Herr_Currywurst

Silver linings

"Lets look at the positive note: We are still World Cup winner for another 18 days."

@SonsOfGandalf

Acceptance

"Sometimes you just have to say: We didn't play well."

@EsumePatrick

"Sure, hurts brutally. But on a sober note, the German World Cup final is unfortunately completely deserved. 5 weak half times and only 1 good against really feasible opponents. It wasn't just nothing. Starts with the squad."

@Domtendo

The memes

@Wolkisan

"Look Mario, these are our tickets home"

@IamIllgner

"South korea isn't kicked Germany out of the world cup. Germany is kicked Germany out of the world cup."

@FrauVanSass

Someone shared a picture of fan-gear on sale saying: "it started already."

@JoEhKoeln

And people were left wondering if the coach will resign:

@EnginHaupt

"By the way, I don't think #Löw will stop as national coach. He's just renewed his contract for a long time, and no one at the #DFB will fire him. He is more likely to be given the task of managing the re/building of the national team. #KORGER #WM2018"