Javier Hernández dreaming of 'the impossible' at World Cup

Hope Soto
June 27, 2018

Last time out Germany were down to ten men and they still managed to score a last-minute victor against Sweden to fire this group wide open. But one player who has kept a consistent level in Germany's two games is Reus, who has looked a constant threat in attack with his presence in the area and craft.

The Sweden team have given a strong show of unity after winger Jimmy Durmaz was subjected to death threats for his role in Germany's late victor in the teams' World Cup group match in Sochi.

South Korea have been very disappointing, they are without a key player in Ki, and a dispiriting early goal could see them overwhelmed here.

"We must make it as hard as possible for Germany to play their own game and instead of having too many thoughts in their heads, the players must play simply and accurately".

He has stated that his greatest dream and the aim of this national team in Russian Federation is to win the World Cup.

"I don't really know what chances South Korea have of winning this match and I don't know ours either", Loew said at Kazan Arena.

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Sweden coach Janne Andersson says he would be "dead inside" if he had not reacted to provocative celebrations by Germany after their World Cup defeat.

"We thought they did wrong, but they have apologised for their mistake and that's it", he said.

Holders Germany were on the brink of crashing out of the World Cup following OlaToivolen's first half opener for Sweden. Falling out of their title defence at this stage would be a calamity for Germany, one of the major pre-tournament favourites whose future in Russian Federation is already at stake. The fact they won the other night in the fashion they did, it tells you the Germans will come on strong later in the tournament. If you fancy South Korea and Son to cause Germany the kind of problems that Mexico and Sweden did, you might be tempted to back Both Teams To Score at a hefty [2.24]. "That got me angry", said Andersson.

That equalled the best appearance by Mexico at a World Cup. Having a man advantage and every chance in the world to put the match away, it was easily the most heartbreaking loss of the tournament for any club.

Germany were far from ideal against the Swedes.

- greatest number of goals scored in all group matches. They lost in game one to Mexico 1-0 but it could have easily been more.

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