Korea Clings to Slim Mathematical Hope of Advancement to Round of 16

Korea Clings to Slim Mathematical Hope of Advancement to Round of 16

Korea Clings to Slim Mathematical Hope of Advancement to Round of 16

"There was a lot of feelings". Nothing in this tournament has come easy for Die Mannschaft.

It also prevented South Korea being eliminated, although they need to beat Germany and for Mexico to beat Sweden to stand a chance of qualification.

It's all unexpected in a way.

Supporters had often voiced their considerable displeasure with the head coach amid a series of inconsistent performances during his tenure, including a humiliating 7-0 Copa America defeat to Chile in 2016, followed by the shock 1-0 loss to Jamaica in the semifinals of last year's Gold Cup.

Germany's Toni Kroos scores from a free-kick against Sweden on Saturday. Failure to do so would mean relying on the outcome of the other match between Mexico and Sweden.

One moment, one strike changed it all.

"We won't cast any blame but we have spoken to those who say it was a penalty on Berg, and that is maybe what we needed against a team like Germany", said Andersson, who was unhappy that the Video Assistant Referee did not intervene. Legendary Mexico forward and former El Tri coach Hugo Sanchez said: "If Osorio is such a good coach, why isn't he coaching the Colombian team?"

But Kroos was flawless.

"Our defensive players have lost confidence and that's very unfortunate, he said".

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The midfielder's mistimed pass led to Ola Toivonen's first-half goal for Sweden.

The world champions must win their final group game by at least two goals to ensure qualification for the Round of 16.

A win over Mexico will guarantee Sweden passage from the group stages into the Round of 16.

"We played excellently and scored a attractive goal".

Germany's wild celebrations at Kroos' victor were criticised by Sweden coach Janne Andersson, who felt he and his backroom staff were disrespected.

Rudy started against Sweden after muscling his way past out-of-form World Cup victor Sami Khedira. The moves eventually seemed to pay off, especially the decision to insert Reus into the lineup and letting him attack from the midfield.

Germany, who had centre-back Jerome Boateng sent off for a second yellow card on 82 minutes, were far from convincing.

Hummels, who missed their 2-1 victory over Sweden, returned to training yesterday. "That's the biggest thing you can do as a football player", he said. "We will have to take stock and look at the situation".

It remains to be seen if Low will pick the duo from the start for the final group game with South Korea on Wednesday, but Werner is willing to adapt if it benefits the team.

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