Mexico routed but advances at World Cup thanks to South Korea


It was a must-win game for the Germans in order to progress and it went to the wire as they pushed for a decisive goal.

Sweden and Germany are both on the same number of points, with the same for and against and the same goals scored. Heung-Min Son then added a second late on to shock Germany 2-0.

Germany have come under fire from the Sweden coach, who said the German bench's celebrations were insensitive to their opponents.

It is the first time they have gone out in the group stage since 1938, a low point in the country's footballing history.

Two of the best teams in worldwide soccer go into their final group matches in danger of being bounced from the World Cup.

Mexico take on Sweden on Thursday at 2am, while Germany meets South Korea.

Despite having chance after chance, they failed to score in this game.

Mexico has advanced at the World Cup, but not because of anything El Tri did Wednesday.

Sweden aim to take their festering anger and use it to their advantage on the pitch against Mexico, said the centre-back. We have all to gain and win and mentally we are very, very strong.

Brandt, who struck the post ahead of Kroos' victor, insists the result has brought the team closer by proving what they can do when they band together. "There was a lot of feelings, we had just let in a goal and lost the game, so it was pretty sour", Jansson said.

Joachim Low's team, who beat Argentina to lift the World Cup in 2014, opened up their campaign in Russian Federation with a 1-0 defeat to Mexico. I didn't witness that because after the final whistle we were concentrating on other things.

The DFB did not say whether they would resume their pitchside positions if Germany reach the knockout stage while Federation Internationale de Football Association has yet to conclude its investigation.

"If we have the system it's very unfortunate that (the referee) doesn't feel he can go and have a look".