Even with 2 wins, Mexico's place in next round not secure

Guillermo Ochoa Mexico

#WC2018: Hernandez nets as Mexico sees off South Korea

South Korea will face Germany at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday and will need to produce a more disciplined performance after giving away penalties in both of their Group F defeats against Sweden and Mexico. He stopped nine shots against Germany and five against South Korea.

Germany coach Joachim Low and Toni Kroos celebrate after the match against Sweden.

"We get no help from all those who write, analyse, accuse us of bad body language".

Korea's Oh Ban-suk, left, and Jung Seung-hyun, centre, attend South Korea's official training in Lomonosov near St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the 2018 soccer World Cup.

It came on a night when the Germans produced twice as many shots as Sweden, and enjoyed nearly three times the possession, but still had to battle back from a 1-0 deficit at halftime.

"We assume that they will also bet on counter-attacking and want to be defensive, tight and secure". To be more precise - Germany's spirit.

More changes will therefore be required after Loew dropped the underperforming Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira, bringing in Reus and Sebastian Rudy.

But Marco Reus equalized soon after the break to drag Germany level, and even though the Germans were reduced to 10 men when Jerome Boateng was sent off for two yellow cards, the reigning champions prevailed. "We will probably require a day of rest and then we will start preparing for South Korea". Neuer was also one of the main speakers during the crisis meeting that followed the loss against Mexico.

This has revived Germany's hopes of becoming the first side to retain the World Cup since Brazil in 1962. He has been living up to expectations in Russian Federation with two solid appearances as a substitute.

Toni Kroos scored a brilliant free-kick in the 95th minute as reigning champions Germany came from behind to significantly boost their hopes of making the knockout stages. It would be surprising if he does not get another chance against South Korea.

Sanchez, widely regarded as Mexico's greatest-ever player and a constant scourge of national team coaches, led the criticism.

- Mexico has never won three consecutive matches at the World Cup and could become the first CONCACAF team to achieve this feat in World Cup history.

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