Kroos: Germany won't make it easy for other teams

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If Sweden and Germany both win by 3 (not super likely, but bear with me), then Mexico manages to go home in the group stage after beating the defending cup holders and standing atop their group from day 1.

"Some of the German leaders of the team celebrated by running in our direction and rubbing into our faces by making gestures and that really got me annoyed and angry", said the Sweden coach whose team had led 1-0. He later admitted that talks in the training camp had cleared the air ahead of the decisive tie against Sweden.

"Hummels won't be able to play tomorrow". Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger may well be featured to partner Jerome Boateng. "He hurt his neck [vertebrae] yesterday and he hasn't improved today", he told a news conference. He can not train but there's still some time. A win over South Korea would see them through to the next round.

"When you touch the ball 400 times it's normal that you can lose the ball twice, but it's my mistake", he reflected. "We kept a level head", said Low, who revealed midfielder Sebastian Rudy broke his nose after being accidentally caught by a boot in the first half.

Germany are now second in the group on three points and must beat South Korea in their final game on Wednesday while Sweden have it all to do against Mexico also on Wednesday.

"We missed a couple of good chances but I appreciated the spirit of the team, we never lost hope of winning the match". "The last couple of minutes were full of drama but those matches exist in football".

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