That result turned out to be irreverent, however, as Joachim Low's team suffered a shocking 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday. "But we sent the world number one packing", said a headline in Seoul's major Dong-A daily. Germany are reigning World Cup Champions, having claimed the title in 2014 in Brazil while beating Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals.
The FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russian Federation.
Andres Guardado, who has been substituted after an hour of the first two matches, and Hector Herrera will be the two holding midfielders with Carlos Vela in front of them linking the midfielders to the attack.
South Korea's win knocked out Germany and allowed Mexico to progress to the next stage of the World Cup - sending the country's fans wild with delight.
They are now joint-fourth favourites with France, behind only Brazil, Spain and group opponents Belgium. Clearly we expected this to be a long tournament for us.
Click through the gallery above to see some pictures from Germany's loss to Korea Republic!
Coutinho-Paulinho connection carries Brazil into the last 16
But Brazil broke swiftly from the ensuing corner and Coutinho played in Neymar who was denied again by Stojkovic. Brazil finished first in Group E and will next face Mexico in the round of 16 on Monday in Samara.
South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong did not reveal which player would captain his side against Germany, just saying the role would not be for the faint-hearted.
But instead it was Sweden and Mexico who advanced after the Scandinavians romped to a 3-0 win in the group's other match.
The tweet is going viral after Germany's embarrassing exit at the hands of South Korea yesterday. We'll know who overcomes it four years later.
How true these rumours are and how much is down to a section of society looking to blame players whose parents were from outside Germany is open to conjecture, but Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan posing with Turkish president Recep Erdogan recently probably didn't help matters.
"In the end we did not do enough", the midfielder said. "It shows that with Italy and the Netherlands out before the tournament, Chile, who were in the Confederations Cup final, and now Germany, you can not relax and miss the opportunity to constantly improve".
They followed that up by nearly drawing with Sweden, but for a wonder-strike by Toni Kroos at the death.