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Germany's media outlets have been reflecting the presumably sullen moods of German football fans worldwide, with tabloid Bild declaring 'How embarrassing! We are out.'
'For the second time in a row, Germany missed the knockout stages of a World Cup.
'An embarrassing defeat against Japan, a strong draw against Spain and a resounding victory against Costa Rica,' it added.
German tabloid Bild raged 'How embarrassing... we are out!' after the final whistles blew
A Germany fans look dejected after his side's elimination from the tournament the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Costa Rica and Germany at Al Bayt Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar
Germany fans look disappointed after the FIFA World Cup Group E match at the Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar tonight
Germany fans look on after their country is knocked out of the tournament during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Costa Rica and Germany at Al Bayt Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar
'After Russia 2018 we thought: It can't get any worse. Since today, we know: It gets worse.'
'IT IS A DISGRACE!' it added - in full caps for emphasis.
Meanwhile, Der Speigel pointed out: 'It's also important to remember that only Costa Rica's lucky win against Japan gave Germany the chance to go through to the last game.'
In the final moments of Germany's match against Costa Rica, Zeit wrote: 'That's it, the Germans are out. Unless they score five more goals in the next minute and a half.'
It added: 'In these moments my thoughts go to Matthias Ginter, who experienced his third