The competition is over for the Germany team. It was the worst Germany performance ever at a World Cup tournament. Group F was not not supposed to be easy, but the early exit against South Korea is a shock to the whole country. What went wrong?
President Donald Trump has harshly criticized Iran in a speech at the United Nations, saying Tehran must change its behavior or face further consequences. Trump administration officials have also upped their rhetoric.
Germany's embarrassing World Cup exit cost them dearly in the FIFA rankings, hitting their lowest ebb in more than 12 years. World champions France topped the charts for the first time in 16 years.
Much of the fallout from Germany's early World Cup exit has centered around off-pitch woes. But their shambolic on-pitch displays are not forgotten. Here's where they must improve, starting on Thursday night.
Poor form and injuries have played their part as Joachim Löw considers his team for Wednesday's crucial clash with South Korea. But the return of Hummels comes at just the right time, with the Bayern man set to start.
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