'Without words', 'Schadenfreude' – World's media reacts to Germany's shock exit

The world's media reacted to Germany's shock exit in Russia, and not all were upset by the departure of Joachim Low's side.

Germany crashed out in the first round of the World Cup for the first time since 1938.   -  Getty Images

Bild went back to the 2014 World Cup to react to Germany's shock exit in Russia, while British media enjoyed the upset.

Joachim Low's defending champion suffered a 2-0 loss to South Korea on Wednesday to stunningly finish bottom of Group F, from which Sweden and Mexico progressed. But as The Sun enjoyed the shock — using 'Schadenfreude' on its front page – Bild channeled 2014 and happier times.

Read: Shock Germany win 'shook South Korea upside down'

The German newspaper went with the headline 'Without words', as it did after Low's team humiliated Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 semifinals.

Fox Sports Brasil, meanwhile, also enjoyed Germany's departure.

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