A masterpiece from Toni Kroos brought Germany their first victory at the world Championships in Russia.
The first half for the Germans was like a continuation of a disastrous match against Mexico. Germany without exacerbating controlled the ball and regularly passed counterattack. In one of these attacks Toivonen took the pruning Kroos and Sweden brought forward.
At the start of the second half and Germany was lucky enough to quickly equalize – Royce responded to a cross from the flank and sent the ball into the near corner. It seemed that the Swedes are on the verge, but gradually they managed to equalize the game.
In the 82nd minute, defender of the Germans, Boateng received a second yellow card and left the field early. Germany, despite being reduced to ten men, rushed to the attack and still pulled out an important victory. If the Brandt’s shot hit the post, with the shot of Kroos’s free-kick the goalkeeper of Sweden Olsen failed.
In the final round of the group stage, Germany will play with South Korea prematurely lost chances of an exit in the playoffs. In parallel, Sweden will meet with Mexico.
It is possible that once three teams after the final whistle will be six points. In this case, the fate of vouchers in the playoffs will be defined on additional indicators.
Standings: Mexico – 6, Germany – 3 Sweden – 3, South Korea 0.
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