Germany out; Sweden, Mexico through

Germany's Tony Kroos reacts after scoring during a 2018 Fifa World Cup against Sweden

"But then I got off the plane and our chances had gone up to one per cent".

Preview: Defending champions Germany will go for the kill against South Korea to enter the FIFA World Cup pre-quarterfinals when they face-off in their final Group F contest at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday. Either way, this game has a lot riding on it.

South Korea's Kim Young-Gwon scored in stoppage time to put his side in front, stunning the Germans as they pushed for a victor.

They were subdued in their 1-1 draw against Switzerland and had to wait until injury time to finally secure the goals and the win against a limited Costa Rica side.

This was another strong performance by Juan Carlos Osorio's men as they were defensively strong while always unsafe on the counterattack.

Germany are now second in Group F ahead of Sweden only by the fair play rule, as they have less yellow cards as a team overall.

That view was echoed by Andersson, who insisted the agonising Germany defeat was behind them.

Marco Reus netted the equaliser just after half time, setting up a nail-biting finish.

With a win or draw vs. Sweden, Mexico wins the group and advances to the second round.

Heading into its final group-stage game with Sweden on Wednesday, Mexico is facing several scenarios that could send it to the knockout rounds as Group F champion or send it home. "Although it's likely that Germany will have more possession, we will do our best". While El Tri lead the group on six points, Germany and Sweden have equal records.

John Guidetti could be called up, but he has failed to impress when coming on from the bench so far in the tournament. "Those players who did not play will definitely still be needed", he said. Up front they have three, four fast players. That would make the tiebreakers go to goal difference.

"We showed in the matches against South Korea and Germany that we're very good at set-pieces, both in attack and defence", skipper Andreas Granqvist added. With Germany exiting, Sweden and Mexico have progressed from Group F.

Would a draw be enough?

"We will play against South Korea a little differently from the way we did against Sweden and we will chose the starting line-up accordingly". It will be interesting to see the reaction from their squad.

Sweden have impressed me greatly and although Mexico beat Germany, I still have doubts over the North American side.

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