Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz racially abused via social media after World Cup defeat

Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil

In a few days we play again and we have to win it.

But Kroos, who had been at fault for Sweden's goal, stepped up in the 95th minute to curl a free-kick into the top corner, beating the dive of Robin Olsen in the Swedish goal.

"Systemic problems" in the domestic league is the reason why South Korea are on the brink of elimination after they lost both of their opening two World Cup games, coach Shin Tae-yong said.

"We started well, but didn't have that many clear chances".

Durmaz, who was born in Sweden to Assyrian parents, said: "I am a footballer at the highest level so I have to accept that I am criticised for what I do on the pitch".

"We were criticised a lot, justifiably so in part, and a lot of people in Germany would have been pleased if we had gone out today", said Kroos, who admitted there is still room for improvement. "But I'm not blaming anyone tactically or analysing too much right now, there are so many emotions going around. We're going to do that".

Mats Hummels is fit to return for Germany in Wednesday's make-or-break World Cup clash against South Korea while midfielder Sebastian Rudy is set to miss out with a broken nose.

The Swedes were leading Germany at halftime thanks to Ola Toivonen's goal in the 32nd minute at Fisht Stadium. There was no formal video review called for.

"Against Sweden, it will be very intense", defender Miguel Layun said.

"Some of them celebrated in a disrespectful way", said Sweden substitute Pontus Jansson. "You can celebrate with your own fans. That's why they apologised, because they knew they did something wrong". "I didn't see any aggressive gestures", he said.

"We came to Russian Federation with a lot of criticism but we're working hard and have a lot of talent".

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