World Cup LIVE Brazil need a point Germany out; Mexico Sweden through

We will lick our wounds and come back: Sweden prepare for crucial Mexico show-down

Sweden dominated Mexico 3-0 to move on to the World Cup knockout round, and thanks to South Korea, Mexico will also advance.

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Guillermo Ochoa doesn't need a slide rule or a calculator to figure out the complicated scenarios facing Mexico as it tries to win its group and advance to the second stage of the World Cup.

While celebrations were muted among the players, there can be no doubt that the relief for them - and the team's millions of supporters - was enormous.

Andreas Granqvist rifled home 12 minutes later, when Pitana pointed to the spot for Hector Moreno's challenge on Berg, the Mexico defender's booking ruling him out of the last 16.

He said those already playing in Europe - including Hernandez and winger Hirving Lozano - were showing great form at the World Cup.

Mexico players react at the end of the group F match between Mexico and Sweden, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Some of the Mexican fans applauded Sweden afterwards, admission that Andersson's men had taught their side a lesson, albeit one that Osorio has little time for.

"For the first time in many, many games when we play against a team that play that approach, direct football, we had this formation".

Sweden were under a minute away from a historic victory against Germany in the last match, but came up just short after Tony Kroos curled home a vicious set piece in the 95th minute.

Instead, the Germans have become the fourth defending champions in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage following a 2-0 loss to South Korea.

Left-back Ludwig Augustinsson took advantage of a miscued shot from Forseberg to score an important goal for his team. Mexico has been to the round of 16 for seven straight World Cups.

Mexico hasn't yet secured its spot in the round of 16, but forward Javier Hernandez believes the squad is a contender to win the entire tournament.

Mexico had to wait for the score from the other game between Germany and South Korea in Kazan, before learning the Koreans had won.

As the runner-up, Mexico meets Brazil on Monday in Samara.

Mexico - who went close through a curling Carlos Vela effort in the first half - pressed hard for a reply but were punished again when Edson Alvarez clumsily turned in an attempted clearance past his own keeper. "For many who are aware of Mexico's history they say this is perhaps the best generation of Mexican footballers".

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