World Cup match report Mexico v Sweden 27 June 2018

Virginia Santiago
July 1, 2018

Get highlights of Mexico vs Sweden FIFA World Cup 2018 Group F match here.

"We showed that we were able to play against the defending champions all the way with the exception of the final few minutes". The costly mistakes were capitalized by the Sweden team.

But news slowly filtered through of Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min's goals for South Korea in injury time which started the Mexican party as Germany went home, bottom of Group F.

"We have handled the things that have happened - I'm so incredibly proud, moved nearly, by the thought of how we performed in the match", Sweden boss Andersson told a press conference.

He added: "I'm not going to sit here and gloat having won a match, we have a basic approach from the outset, that's what we're basing everything on".

"For the first time in many, many games when we play against a team that play that approach, direct football, we had this formation".

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That will be of no concern to Sweden and their coach Janne Andersson as second-half goals from defenders Ludwig Augustinsson and Andreas Granqvist, from the penalty spot, plus a comical own goal were reward for a physical display.

Fabian went close with a shot from distance which deflected just over, but then Mexico imploded as Alvarez bundled the ball into his own net to make it 3-0 to Sweden.

It capped an emotional week for the Swedes.

Despite a late onslaught, Germany could not find a breakthrough.

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Ivan Perisic scored a late victor to send the Eastern Europeans through to the next stage of the competition.

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Brazil struggled in its opening two matches, first held to a 1-1 draw and then needing late goals to win the other.

The biggest problem for Mexico, who will have the majority of the Yekaterinburg Arena behind them on Wednesday, will be complacency.

Paulinho met a lofted ball from Philippe Coutinho in the 36th minute.

Silva later scored with a powerful header in the 68th from Neymar's corner. Next up, Mexico could be facing Brazil in the round of 16 if the South Americans win Group E.

Brazil hasn't quite been the unstoppable behemoth you may have expected in Russian Federation thus far, settling for a 1-1 draw with Switzerland before an expected victory over Costa Rica and a solid performance against Serbia.

Son Heung-min made it 2-0 later in stoppage time. Mexico just need a draw to qualify but will be desperate for a moral boosting third win on the bounce.

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"This is certainly not an ideal scenario", Switzerland midfielder Blerim Dzemaili said. "Obviously they are a proud team and have nothing to lose and are potentially risky".

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