Germany's World Cup failure met with schadenfreude from German newspaper

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Germany coach, Joachim Low said that Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil was one his players who under-performed at the World Cup.

"You have to say we do not deserve [to progress]", goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer said. The 2014 champions have been sent packing from the World Cup after finishing bottom of group F.

Around 500 fans gave the players a largely warm welcome as they arrived just 48 hours after stunning the world by eliminating Germany with a 2-0 victory in Kazan.

But his first goal of the tournament against Nigeria set the tone for a memorable Argentina win, and the five-time Ballon d'Or will be looking to score his first knockout-stage goal ever when Argentina take on France. To do this they had to beat the South Korean team, which was originally considered an outsider of the group having suffered two defeats earlier. Meanwhile, France and Argentina play each other next, so only one will make the quarter-finals.

"If they are punished by being forced to do this (national service)".

They were beaten by Sweden in their opening game and also lost to Mexico in their second group game.

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However, the main celebrations took place at the Zaabeel Park as hundreds of yoga enthusiasts gathered at the main grounds at 7pm. This resurgence of interest in yoga has made it one of the world's most famous fitness regimes, whether followed hot or cold.

The 29-year-old has been regularly criticised for failing to produce consistent displays for the north London side.

"But of course there are always crucial moments in the World Cup that can bring a player to the eyes of the world, the player that scores a winning goal in a specific moment, a player that scores an unbelievable goal that stays for history", he said. Recent World Cups have tended to be won by the side with the best defence, with Spain letting in just two in their victorious 2010 campaign.

Top stat: With nine goals scored in their three group games, Belgium are the top scorers in the competition.

Key battle: Xherdan Shaqiri hit a late victor against Serbia and he is his team's biggest attacking threat, with Sweden's left-back Ludwig Augustinsson - who scored their opening goal in a 3-0 win against Mexico - likely to be tested defensively.

"I always remember one player in the second World Cup in Mexico, Negrete, he scored an fantastic goal, a bicycle kick in the Azteca, which stays for the history of football".

A win for Colombia, however, will see them qualify ahead of either Japan or Senegal.

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