Dramatic late goal saves Germany; Mexico and Belgium victorious

Virginia Santiago
June 24, 2018

"Sweden's first goal is my fault, I assume the responsibility, but it was fixed by the end, right?" he said.

It was a cruel blow for the Swedes, who gave their all but came up just short. Had that result held, Germany would've been eliminated from the World Cup after two matches.

Germany suffered a shock defeat against Mexico in their opening Group F tie, with the reigning champions now set to face Sweden in a make-or-break second outing.

But the rescue act from Kroos, who had endured another hard night in the German midfield, is a huge lift to a side who saw Jerome Boateng sent off late in the game.

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Walker added that Holland had said sorry to the England players and staff for carrying the team-sheet on a bit of paper. We got some clips, sat down together and he wanted to give his advice and opinion. "Steve apologised.

Boateng's sending-off for his second yellow card eight minutes from time made little difference as the Germans continued to push forward in search of the victor.

He kept Germany alive in the World Cup and established himself as the undisputed leader of the team at a time when others of his generation had failed to do so.

Sweden coach Janne Andersson said the hope is the three will be feeling well enough to travel to Sochi on Saturday and join the squad ahead of the match against Germany.

"Thank you, but we won't need them". Mexico leads Group F with six points, and Germany and Sweden both have three.

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Argentina , who sit joint-second in Group D will close their group stage against Nigeria after facing off with Croatia . And if such opportunities should arise, Sampaoli said it's imperative for Argentina to find the back of the net.

Now, Germany, who lost to Mexico last week, are in a much better position to advance to the knockout stage of the tournament.

Ilkay Gundogan replaced him, coming in alongside Kroos, but it was the Real Madrid man who was at fault as Sweden went in front just a minute later. The finish, a perfectly weighted dink - perhaps aided by the slightest of deflections by Rudiger - left Neuer with no chance (WATCH HERE).

Reus scored to pull Germany even, finishing Timo Werner's cross that was tapped by halftime substitute Mario Gomez and caused the ball to pop up perfectly for Reus to finish with his leg.

Boateng had already walked by then, seeing a second yellow in the 82nd minute for a foul on Berg. From a almost impossible angle on the left side of the penalty area, Kroos rolled the ball forward to Reus on the restart, creating an ever so slightly wider angle from which to curl his shot toward the far post.

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Louis Cardinals would become extremely risky for a fan in the stands and she would be sent to the hospital as a result. She went to the emergency room that night to make sure she didn't suffer a concussion. "It's very sore", she said.

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