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Angry Andersson hits out at Germans for'rubbing it into our faces

Angry Andersson hits out at Germans for'rubbing it into our faces

If the Germany - Sweden match resulted in a draw, you could nearly put your life savings on this match being a draw.

After narrow defeats to Mexico and Sweden, South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong summed up his team's situation neatly, describing them as "a drowning man clutching at a straw".

Germany will be back in action on Wednesday when they face South Korea in their final Group F encounter.

Germany coach Joachim Loew said he was not aware of any taunting.

Low summoned an example from Brazil, four years ago, when his team won the trophy.

South Korea's cause won't be helped by the loss of skipper Ki Sung-yeung to injury, and full-back Park Joo-ho is still sidelined. If South Korea beats the four-time world champions, and Sweden loses to Mexico, the squad could make it to the round of 16. Mexico just has to get a point in this match to guarantee an advance, while Sweden needs a win and preferably a win by a large margin to increase its chances.

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Serbia understands that it needs spectacular play to continue its tournament.

"Why can't we do what Greece did in the Euros?" wondered Hernandez in an interview with ESPN ahead of the tournament, referencing the Greeks' 2004 triumph.

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A Nigeria win will guarantee their progression, but even a draw would be enough unless Iceland beat Croatia by two clear goals . Belgium now have three yellow cards to England's two, meaning this could be a battle of discipline more than anything.

"We assume that they will also bet on counter-attacking and want to be defensive, tight and secure. With a bit of luck, we can produce a miracle". With the importance Osorio puts on trying to pull opposition players, especially defenders, out of position, it's vital to the way Mexico plays.

However, Germany manager Low has insisted that the Arsenal star still does have a role to play for his side at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. Durmaz became the pride of the nation with a goal in the 2-1 win over France in the World Cup qualifier last June.

Germany will guarantee progress to the knockout phase if they win by two clear goals but they must find a way to counter a South Korea team Loew described as "fast, nimble and risky on the counter-attack". That would make the tiebreakers go to goal difference.

"For them it is was a really important goal, of course".

Germany have taken action over the incident, suspending two of their staff for provoking the Swedish bench.

Germany forward Thomas Mueller said the holders were rewarded despite having their backs to the wall for most of the match. "We believe in what we do".

South Korea's only victory against Germany came in a friendly match in 2004 (3-1).

Switzerland will reach the round of 16 with at least a draw.

"Toni's shot, what can you say about that?" said Reus. "This is a good quality opponent". Some of them said too much.

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