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Sweden sits third in the group, level on three points and with the same goal difference of zero as Germany, leaving Sebastian Larsson and his teammates to make a simple calculation.

He and the Swedish players said they also couldn't understand why Germany chose to celebrate near their bench. The Swedes might end up needing to win by two goals, depending on what Germany does.

After its opening loss to Mexico, Germany got back on track with a stoppage-time victor from Toni Kroos against Sweden, and now needs to finish the job against South Korea to avoid being eliminated in the first round of the World Cup for the first time since 1938.

Swedish midfielder Jimmy Durmaz was subjected to racial attacks from fans on social media after the loss to Germany. "It" is completely unacceptable", Durmaz said in Swedish.

Durmaz, born in Sweden to Assyrian parents who had emigrated from Turkey, played down the abuse that had appeared on his Instagram account after the 2-1 defeat.

Germany coach Joachim Low praised his players for keeping their nerve during a "roller coaster ride" as a late 2-1 win over Sweden reignited their World Cup hopes.

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Konta remained a break up after five and opened the gap on Vekic to lead 4-2 due to double faults from the Croatian. The hold she managed to put down secured the fifth keeping her a game away from leveling with Konta.

"I would just like to say a few things regarding what happened after the game yesterday".

So it was up to Kroos to carry the hopes of Germany on his shoulders and revive their hopes of reaching the knockout stage ahead of their last group match against South Korea.

Fans react as they watch a World Cup match between Korea and Mexico in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Sunday.

"Regardless of how Germany did against Sweden, we were always going to play for first position in the group in the third game against Sweden". "There was a lot of feelings, we had just let in a goal and lost the game, so it was pretty sour", Jansson said.

Werner - who admitted he was too exhausted to join in the celebrations after Kroos' dramatic goal - started against Sweden in a central role but was moved out wide for the second half to accommodate the introduction of Mario Gomez.

After the win over Germany, veteran Rafa Marquez said, "We dedicate the win to (Osorio) because he deserves it the most. We will probably require a day of rest and then we will start preparing for South Korea".

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