"We advanced to second phase, and thanks to Korea!" said Mexico City resident Edmundo Robert, who was at the game with his son and father-in-law.
Germany qualified for Russian Federation with a ideal record of 10 wins, but Hummels said the last time the team played well was when they wrapped up qualification late previous year. "For us, the thing is to know Mexico inside out so we can outline our expectations".
South Korea's team, the deus ex machina, scored twice in the final minutes of the game against Germany.
"Today, because of a number of bans and injuries, we had to make changes", he stated after the 2-0 defeat to South Korea.
Traffic snarled around the embassy in the capital's Lomas de Chapultepec area as jubilant fans leapt up and down, cheered and drank tequila, mobbing Korean diplomatic staff and singing Mexican soccer hymns.
The holders became the third successive champions to be eliminated at the group stage after a shambolic performance in Russian Federation culminated in a 2-0 defeat in Kazan.
Mexico next faces the victor of Group E and, Alcocer concedes, "We have to be more careful about everything".
The early exit of the defending champions from the World Cup caused shockwaves around the football world on Wednesday night, although it's safe to say not everyone was disappointed.
So clearly, at least according to Aeroméxico, it's all down to the good people of South Korea.
This will be the last World Cup for some of the squad.
One former Mexico coach, Ricardo La Volpe, suggested that the players were already feeling the weight of the so-called "fifth match" - the elusive quarter-final - as they fell apart against the physical Europeans.
"We did not deserve to be winning the title once again", Loew said.
Fittingly it was just as well that the World Cup's biggest story was sealed with the VAR system. "The disappointment is deep inside me".