Germany celebrations 'scornful', says angry Sweden coach

Germany celebrations 'scornful', says angry Sweden coach

The KFA official questioned why the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system was not used to review the incident, which South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong described as "100 percent a foul".

The third and final round of the World Cup 2018 is underway.

Reports of discord within the camp emerged after the reigning champions lost their opening Group F match against Mexico, and they appeared to be heading for the brink of elimination when drawing against Sweden.

A point would have left Germany facing an uphill task to reach the last-16 before Toni Kroos' stunning last-minute free kick gave them all three.

After losing in the closing minutes to Germany and seeing their winger Jimmy Durmaz subjected to a storm of racial hatred on social media, the players and staff presented a united front as they packed their bags before heading to Ekaterinburg to meet Mexico. Could Germany follow the same path?

"Of course, the first goal (by Sweden) was my fault". If the matches finish with the same score, Germany will finish second because they beat Sweden.

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He's just happy that he was the one to take the blow, and not one of his players. Stones says they won't change that approach due to their opponents.

Toni Kroos said his last-gasp victor made amends for his earlier mistake and kept the holder's World Cup dreams alive.

The Borussia Dortmund forward missed Brazil 2014 with torn ankle ligaments, Euro 2016 with a groin problem and Germany's 2017 Confederations Cup triumph with torn knee ligaments. Ozil is also one of the players who won the tournament four years ago.

Former Germany global Mario Basler compared Ozil's body language to that of a dead frog following his below-par performance against Mexico. "We have let it go but will come out of it as a group much stronger".

"We have to do our duty and win the game, preferably not by just 1-0 but higher".

"We'd have to take full advantage of that with our quick counter-attacks through Seungwoo or Seonmin".

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