Even with 2 wins, Mexico’s place in next round not secure

Even with 2 wins, Mexico’s place in next round not secure

Even with 2 wins, Mexico’s place in next round not secure

Rudy started against Sweden after muscling his way past out-of-form World Cup victor Sami Khedira.

Neuer was also one of the main speakers during the crisis meeting that followed the loss against Mexico.

Mexico are top of the group on six points, while Germany and Sweden both have three points from their two games, ahead of the South Koreans on zero points.

"However, I am quite convinced that if we play in a liberated way and with the same fluent style, quality and passion that we invested against Sweden, South Korea will have a hard time beating us".

The Real Madrid midfielder told broadcaster ARD after the Sweden game that the team deserved criticism after their disjointed performance in their tournament opener, adding, "Many people would have been happy if we had gone out".

Before a training session on Sunday, Durmaz - standing in front of the rest of the Sweden squad and beside coach Janne Andersson - read out a statement to the media from a mobile phone.

After losing possession carelessly in his own half that had resulted in Sweden's goal, Kroos redeemed himself by scoring the exquisite victor. "We have to try to take the opportunity and do our best".

Anchor: South Korea will be looking to make FIFA World Cup history this week as it seeks to become the first team to progress to the last-16 stage of the 32-team tournament after losing its first two games.

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It was Messi's hat trick - in the final qualifying match at Ecuador - that got Argentina to Russian Federation in the first place. In both formations the midfield failed to put up resistance in front of the backline. "The Africans are fast and powerful".

"We want to win the group and we want to win our next game (against Sweden) as getting nine points in a World Cup would mean we are doing something unique".

"It's nothing I'm bothered about", Durmaz said.

They are level on three points with Sweden with exactly the same goal difference.

Tepid and lackluster against Mexico, the Germans showed none of the strengths that carried them to the 2014 title and to victory in each of their 10 World Cup qualifiers.

Supporters who had been calling for the 56-year-old to be axed following a 1-0 friendly win over Scotland earlier this month appear to have made their peace with the Colombian.

The DFB did not say whether they would resume their pitchside positions should the team advance to the knockout stage.

"I know that if we win, we continue", he said.

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