Sweden's Janne Andersson: Only 'emotionally dead' could have resisted Germany provocation

The squad have stuck together and built a competitive outfit for the World Cup

Javier Hernandez scored his 50th global goal to help Mexico take a big step towards the last 16 of the World Cup with an impressive win over South Korea, despite Son Heung-min's stunning late strike.

South Korea's only victory against Germany came in a friendly match in 2004 (3-1).

I am going to make a bold prediction and say that Sweden is going to win.

Werner added: "They have very quick players, Sweden were more about power and size, whereas South Korea are smaller but pacey".

Coach Joachim Loew made a big statement by dropping Mesut Ozil and Khedira for the Sweden game, and he is expected to make further changes.

If Germany and Sweden both win 1-0, head-to-head results would break the tie atop the table, again sending the two European teams on and Mexico home, based on goals scored in head-to-head games among the three. If South Korea beat the four-time world champions, and Sweden lose to Mexico, the South Koreans could make it to the Round of 16.

Against South Korea, Maradona said that Mexico went in aggressively and within the first or second touches they were already in position to score. Then it's goal scored in games against each other, and that's where South Korea falls out, with only one goal scored in common games to two for the other two teams.

FIFA has fined two German football federation officials for provoking Sweden's bench while celebrating victory in a World Cup game. The Swedes might end up needing to win by two goals, depending on what Germany do. Germany, however, can still progress with a win.

Durmaz, who was born in Sweden to Assyrian parents, said: "I am a footballer at the highest level so I have to accept that I am criticised for what I do on the pitch".

Kroos took a thinly veiled dig at the German media and former players who had been sharply critical of the team over the past six days.

It was El Tri's first win over the four-time champions at a major tournament and Hernandez, having played one of his best games in the green of Mexico, allowed himself the briefest of dreams.

Germany have won all five of their World Cup games against Asian opponents, scoring 19 goals in total and keeping clean sheets in each of their last three.

But with "Chicharito", this World Cup hasn't just seen him become a starting player. While numerous squad's players have turned in disappointing performances considering their dominant 2014 World Cup campaign, Reus has remained a consistent scoring threat and will likely pose a major challenge to South Korea's defense.

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