Rudy doubt for Germany with broken nose

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Germany ideally need to beat South Korea on Wednesday by at least two goals to make sure of a spot in the round of 16.

Mexico could then look to break a frustrating run of six successive last-16 eliminations but face the prospect of meeting Brazil in the next round.

The ESPN FC panel share their thoughts on Germany's last-minute win against Sweden, a decision that brought them back from the brink of a World Cup exit.

Sweden had taken a first-half lead against Germany courtesy of Ola Toivonen's neat finish. "We have already apologised to the Sweden coach and his team for it".

The goal naturally sent social media into a frenzy.

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"I'm not going to cast any blame - I haven't watched the situation myself - I can only refer you to the people on our team who have said this is a clear penalty", he said.

The 29-year-old was responsible for giving away the freekick that Toni Kroos scored as Germany registered a 95th-minute win over the Swedes in Sochi on Saturday evening.

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa said there wasn't any panic when he and his teammates learned they had unfinished business in their final game.

The Swedish FA has reported the abuse toward Durmaz to police. "I will never let any racists destroy that pride".

"I hope that the fans understand the mentality this squad has, we really don't fear anyone, without wanting to sound arrogant", midfielder Guardado told reporters.

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- Javier Hernandez became the first Mexican player to score 50 goals for the national team when he netted against South Korea.

Known by supporters as "The Great Wall of Ochoa", he has been a steadying presence for Mexico and has a tournament-high 14 saves.

South Korea will arrive in Kazan around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel is next with 10 saves.

Germany's 2-1 win over Sweden could turn out to be the cornerstone in the defending champions' Russian campaign, a memorable event that brought players together following their disastrous start.

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

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After Sweden took the lead in Sochi on Saturday, Reus sparked Germany's fightback with a second-half equaliser before Toni Kroos hit the victor.

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