Toni Kroos brings off late miracle for Germany to stun Sweden

Holders Germany lost their World Cup opener to Mexico on Sunday

Holders Germany lost their World Cup opener to Mexico on Sunday

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.

The ball arced over helpless keeper Robin Olsen into the net, sparking an explosion of German joy on the bench and in the stands as the reigning champions kick-started their World Cup campaign.

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

Toni Kroos' injury-time victor against Sweden revived defending champions Germany's hopes of becoming the first side to retain the World Cup since Brazil in 1962.

Kroos' mistimed pass led to Ola Toivonen's first-half goal for Sweden before Germany fought back in Sochi with a Marco Reus goal before Kroos swung in a free-kick in the fifth minute of added time. But just like against Mexico, Germany's usual composure was not there.

"Mats Hummels will probably not be able to play".

"Of course, the first goal (by Sweden) was my fault".

So expectations are high for Belgium to sail past Tunisia in Group G play Saturday at Spartak Stadium. That game went down to the wire before England eked out a 2-1 victory. "We had many chances and in crucial games, you have to take it".

"Football is a simple game, 22 men chase the ball for 82 minutes and the Germans get a player sent off so 21 men chase the ball for 13 minutes and at the end the Germans somehow fucking win", he tweeted.

The hapless Koreans, who have no points after two matches and have only won one of their last 11 World Cup fixtures, will be eliminated if Sweden draw or win against Germany.

They took the lead in Rostov-on-Don through Carlos Vela's penalty - the 14th of the tournament already - on 26 minutes after Jang Hyun-soo's handball.

"I'm sorry that we didn't get at least one point, " Sweden coach Janne Andersson said.

Its fans have flocked to Russia and the Mexican soccer federation was fined and threatened with further sanctions over a chant by supporters against Germany that is considered to be homophobic.

Let us know in the comments. "He was obviously involved in the mistake with the Swedes scoring the first goal".

Gomez confirmed he was sticking with the team beaten 3-0 in Sochi on Monday in their opening match in Group G as Panama lost on their World Cup debut.

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