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Jogi Löw Drops Resignation Hint After Germany’s Shock World Cup Exit

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Joachim Loew, Manager of Germany looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Joachim Loew says he needs time to decide his future after Germany crashed out of the World Cup finals following a shock 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday.

After 12 years in charge, Germany’s head coach will be under intense pressure to resign in the coming days, despite having only signed a contract extension until 2022 last month.

In the wake of the holders’ surprise exit Loew was non-committal when asked if he would be walking away from his role with the national team.

“It’s too soon for me to answer, it will take a few hours to see things clearly, the disappointment is very deep in me.

“We will have to have discussions tomorrow, we’ll see how it goes.”

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27:   Manuel Neuer and Julian Brandt of Germany walk off dejectedly at the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

It is the first time Germany have failed to qualify from the group stages at a World Cup since 1938 as the holders became the latest defending champions to crash out early.

“This is a huge disappointment for us — there was deathly silence in the dressing room,” said Loew.

“Congratulations to our opponents, the Swedes and the Mexicans.

“We were rightly eliminated from the tournament. We had many goal possibilities, but we could not force the goal.”

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27:  Joachim Loew, Manager of Germany looks on during a press conference after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia.  (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Germany won just one of their three games in Russa, that victory coming courtesy of a last-minute Toni Kroos winner against Sweden last Saturday.

That win was sandwiched by two morale-sapping defeats, with the reversal to South Korea adding to the misery incurred after the 1-0 loss to Mexico.

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