Defending Champions Germany Must Beat South Korea

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Down to ten men and still controlling the pace of the match, a visibly frustrated German side continued its attack, and finally struck through in what was likely the team's final chance of the match, with Toni Kroos playing hero in the 95th minute.

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

Sorg added that he valued the entire squad's strength in hard times and praised Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira - substitutes against Sweden - for their model behaviour and for supporting their teammates.

South Korea will face reigning champions Germany in their do-or-die World Cup match on Wednesday without injured captain Ki Sung Yueng.

The result sets up an exciting Group F finale, with Mexico leading the pack with six points after a 2-1 win over South Korea, and Germany and Sweden both with three points.

Media coordinator Uli Voigt and Georg Behlau, head of the backroom staff, have been told not to attend the final Group F match in Kazan, which Germany must win by a margin of two goals to be sure of reaching the last 16. "I am sure we will push on again on Wednesday".

They can book a spot in the next round with a draw or win.

Obviously, that relies on them beating the World Champions, but who is to say they can't?

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And given Germany's struggles in this early stage of the tournament, a loss to South Korea is not out of the question with the Asian giants boasting a unsafe attacking lineup.

Germany coach Joachim Low said he always knew his team would bounce back to claim all three points against Sweden in Saturday's Group F clash at the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup. El Tri still might need points to secure a place in the round of 16 for a seventh consecutive World Cup.

More importantly, it's unlikely that Germany can find their best form unless Ozil finds his.

Joachim Low's side came back from the brink in its previous outing against Sweden, ultimately winning 2-1 after falling behind in the first half. In terms of organisation and togetherness it's as good as anything we've seen so far.

"I haven't had anything said to me personally but some of them said sorry to us after the game".

When the final whistle sounded after Mexico's historic World Cup victory over Germany in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, star striker Javier Hernandez, roared on by 30,000 compatriots, dropped to his knees and burst into tears.

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