The internet went into overdrive on Thursday following the shock Soccer World Cup elimination of defending champions and FIFA’s No 1-ranked side, Germany.

Joachim Loew’s charges fell to a 2-0 defeat against South Korea, which left the Germans rock bottom of Group F.

READ: Loew says Germany ‘deserve’ to crash out of World Cup

Leaving Uruguay aside – who won the inaugural World Cup in 1930 before not travelling to Italy for the 1934 edition – it’s the sixth time in the history of the competition that the reigning champions have failed to make it past the first hurdle.

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