Mexico, Sweden through to round of 16

Mexico goal is to win group not just qualify for next round

The Swedish side were worthy of their win and took the lead at the start of the second half via Ludwig Augustinsson's volley, then Andreas Granqvist added a second via the penalty spot and Enrique Alvarez scored an own goal.

Augustinsson struck in the 50th minute and Granqvist smashed home a penalty seven minutes later after Hector Moreno fouled Marcus Berg.

That chance came only minutes after Mexico dodged a penalty kick being awarded to Sweden when a video assistant referee review ruled Javier Hernandez had not committed a handball.

When Edson Alvarez got his legs tangled and turned the ball into his own net, the writing was on the wall for Mexico.

Sweden are level with Germany on three points, but the Germans are favourites to beat last-placed South Korea in the second Group F match, taking place simultaneously in Kazan. Sweden will play in the knockout stage for the first time in a dozen years despite blowing a 1-0 lead on 10-man Germany in the previous match, the 2-1 defeat coming on virtually the final kick in injury time.

Both Sweden and Mexico qualified for the last 16 with Germany crashing out in stunning fashion after losing to South Korea.

Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic's gamble to play the two key defenders while they were already on yellow cards backfired in a game where the team only needed a draw to progress. "I think we've grown since our last match". And there is a strong belief within the team that they can beat Mexico.

Jimmy Durmaz, the winger who was racially abused online after giving away the free-kick that led to Germany's victor, is again on the bench for Sweden.

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The defending champions from Germany go home early. "We don't want to stir things up too much".

El Tri's faithful could be seen frantically checking their phones for scoring updates in Germany's game soon after Sweden's second goal. "We need to draw the right conclusions".

"It's very, very hard to put it into words", said Germany defender Mats Hummels, a member of the team that won in Brazil four years ago.

Mexico attacked for the rest of the first half, with Lozano's shot blocked, Vela blasting over the bar and Miguel Layun's soft shot easily gathered.

They gave the formidable Germans a tough time before Jimmy Durmaz conceded the foul that allowed Toni Kroos to score a dramatic late victor for the defending champions.

Janne Andersson has once again criticised Germany for the "scornful" celebrations that followed their late victor against his Sweden team last weekend.

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