Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Germany seeks great escape against South Korea

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Thomas Mueller has been dropped but his fellow World Cup winners Mezut Ozil and Sami Khedira were recalled to the starting lineup. Mentally, we're very, very strong.

Carlos Salcedo also lined up in centre back last time out so it will be interesting to see if he is moved into his more traditional full back role against Sweden.

Mexico will play the Group E victor - Brazil, Switzerland or Serbia - at 7 a.m. PT Monday. Even South Korea were in with a chance, needing to win and provide a three-goal swing in their favour against the Swedes, assuming Sweden lost.

Germany captain Manuel Neuer, Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist, Mexico captain Andrés Guardado and South Korea striker Son Heung-min.

If Sweden and Germany both win - meaning Mexico loses - all three teams will finish group play with six points and goal differential will determine who advances. Both teams are still fighting for a spot in the round of 16 which means that we should be able to witness a great game.

"They are fast and technically gifted".

An opening game loss to Mexico showed the vulnerability of the defending World Cup champions.

It was the second time in Germany's storied World Cup history that it had failed to progress from the group stage.

"I feel hurt and disappointed at the same time ..."

"In our country, people are very emotional ..."

Gallardo was booked after just 15 seconds for a late aerial challenge on Sweden forward Ola Toivonen in the Group F clash in Ekaterinburg.

The stream of abuse on the 29-year-old's Instagram account began nearly as soon as the ball hit the back of the net and his team mates jumped to his defence with striker and fellow substitute John Guidetti praising his colleague.

Brazil come into the game under fire at home after poor performances in their first two games. The under 2.5 goals should win.

The two goals scored by Germany are now the fewest they have scored in a single World Cup campaign.

"I didn't witness any gestures because after the final whistle we were really involved and we fell into each other's arms elated".

Ian Freeman wrote: "Germany are really doing an England here in this World Cup".

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