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 By John Duerden

South Korea, Japan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Australia looking to January's Asian Cup

Asia's five teams are all home from Russia, but January's 2019 Asian Cup already looms large on the horizon.

Here's a look at lessons all the AFC nations learned from the 2018 World Cup and what needs to be done in the coming weeks and months.

South Korea

Despite the stunning 2-0 win against Germany, South Korea's World Cup was a disappointment. There were some positives with the Taeguk Warriors, however.

First and foremost, the team have their No. 1 for the Asian Cup and perhaps years to come....

 By Chris Wright

Mexico fans share tequila with South Korea ambassador after shock Germany exit

International relations between Mexico and South Korea have never been better and we have the World Cup to thank.

Korea's shock 2-0 win over Germany in their final Group F game was enough to see Mexico pass through to the knockout phase, sparking wild celebrations back home in the capital.

Indeed, the El Tri fans stormed the Korean Republic embassy in Mexico City, but only to rope general consul Han Byung Jin into their fiesta as a show of gratitude.

The jubilant supporters embraced Han and even...

Germany pay the price for casual World Cup prep with humiliating exit

Every World Cup has its defining image. In 2014, it was Mario Gotze buzzing through the Maracana night like a drunk bumble bee. Four years later, the picture that will come to sum up Germany's campaign in Russia -- if you can even call it that -- doesn't depict a football scene. Quite the opposite, in fact: it shows Joachim Low in sunglasses, interrupting his morning jog in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to lean on a street lantern, posing for an agency photographer.

The photo, taken before Germany's...

Germany fall to South Korea, exit World Cup as Joachim Low's selections fall flat

Three quick thoughts from South Korea's 2-0 win over Germany at the Kazan Arena, which sees both nations eliminated from the World Cup at the group stage.

1. Low's radical changes solve some problems, create others

Ahead of the game in the tropical heat of Kazan, Joachim Low had again talked about the need to protect against counterattacks. Three measures, he hinted, were necessary: better ball circulation, better counter-pressing to recycle balls before counterattacks were launched and more...

ESPN FC  By ESPN

A wild day in World Cup Group F: How social media reacted to Germany's elimination

At the start of play on Wednesday Germany and Mexico look well poised to advance -- as expected -- out of Group F.

The Germans just needed to beat South Korea -- who had lost both of their first two games -- to punch their ticket to the knockout rounds while Mexico needed just a draw and could even advance with a small defeat to Sweden.

Neither of those thing happened and after 90+ minutes of game time, about two hours of regular time and a whole bunch of twists and turns, Sweden's 3-0 win over...

Germany's disastrous World Cup - Bottom of the group, fewest goals, and an 80-year low

Mats Hummels of Germany react after a missed chance
Germany's forwards drew blanks all tournament

Germany's World Cup ended in humiliation after a shock defeat to South Korea. ESPN brings you the numbers behind their disastrous campaign.


80

Germany have been eliminated in the first round of the World Cup for the first time in 80 years, since a defeat in 1938 at the hands of Switzerland, where they drew the first match 1-1, before being beaten 4-2 in the replay. Since group stages were introduced in the World Cup in 1950 -- though they missed out on participation in that edition -- Germany...