Mexico got thoroughly waxed by Sweden today in the final game of group play, 3-0. Mexico just needed to win, or draw against Sweden to advance, but as we've just established, that was out of the cards. So, they were dependent on the then scoreless Germany-South Korea match going on at the same time. They could still qualify, but they needed a huge assist from South Korea. And, they got it at the eleventh hour: a goal in the second minute of stoppage time, and then a second goal minutes later that sealed it.
Fans at the Mexico game roared with applause when news of the first goal spread and started throwing beers and everything else they could get their hands on. And then, outside the stadium, on the streets of Mexico City, and even in offices, Mexican fans found Korean fans and hoisted them on their shoulders and carried them around like conquering heroes.
Mexico City was raucous, and eventually the party made it's way to the South Korean Embassy where they found Ambassador Byoung-Jin Han and, you guessed it, threw him up on their shoulders.
This is truly the beautiful game.