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All-time top scorer Javier Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an unstoppable move from breakout player Hirving Lozano. He started every game at the 2010 World Cup and was one of the stars of Germany's winning squad in Brazil four years ago.

Brazil were the last country to retain the World Cup, in 1962, and Juventus midfielder Khedira responded to the prank by Expressen TV's Ludwig Holmberg by calming declaring: "Thank you, but we won't need them [the tickets]".

Now if they beat underdogs South Korea, Germany will advance to the group stages.

"When you lose against Sweden on Saturday, you're already on your way home so I have some boarding passes for you and your teammates", came Holmberg's opening gambit.


Mexico supporters outside the team's hotel on the eve of Saturday's Group F clash against South Korea chanted for the players to come down to greet them, while a mariachi band was on hand playing classic Mexican ballads in full voice.

"Usually, I don't like to talk about referees but there was something I didn't like and that was that there were 24 fouls against us", said Osorio, whose own team committed seven fouls in the Group F match. Robin Olsen one-upped Neuer in the 88th minute, rising to his crossbar to punch Mario Gomez's header just over.

"People behaved in ways that you don't do", Andersson said.

Germany boss Joachim Low was pleased that Kroos had the opportunity to make amends. Loew said he didn't see "any gestures or aggressive gestures" directed at the Swedes.


Defender Mats Hummels was out of action with a neck injury, Jerome Boateng was sent off in the second half and Thomas Mueller did little right on the evening.

"Football is a sport which the English invented, you play 11 against 11 and Germany always win", he said after losing to the Germans in the semi-finals of Italia 1990. Rudy had to be replaced by Ilkay Gundogan.

Osorio, who is hoping to break Mexico's run of six successive round of 16 World Cup eliminations, said he spent a lot of time making sure complacency did not creep in after their win over Germany.


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