Published: Tue, June 26, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Mexico keen to keep winning run going against Sweden

Mexico keen to keep winning run going against Sweden

Durmaz went on to add that he was "proud to represent the Swedish national team" and would never let racist comments "destroy his pride".

The ugly side of social media was once again the centre of attention in sport, when Sweden's Durmaz was forced to make a stand.

He and the Swedish players said they also couldn't understand why Germany made a decision to celebrate near their bench.

The world champions must win their final group game by at least two goals to ensure qualification for the Round of 16. "Completely unacceptable", Sjostrand said, Reuters reported. It's uncomfortable and very upsetting to see the treatment that Jimmy Durmaz has had to put up with.

Osorio came to the US from his native Colombia in the mid-1980s, played college ball at the University of New Haven and Southern Connecticut State, and got his first coaching license at a U.S. Soccer Federation course taught bilingually by then-LIU coach Arnold Ramirez.

"It was just bad luck, " Sweden forward John Guidetti said.

The European giants looked set for an early elimination as Sweden frustrated them for large spells of the encounter with some resolute defending. The Swedes might end up needing to win by two goals, depending on what Germany does.

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"I'm not going to cast any blame - I haven't watched the situation myself - I can only refer you to the people on our team who have said this is a clear penalty", he said.

Germany have three points in Group F and are level with Sweden, who face leaders Mexico in the simultaneous kick-off times.

"Now we have to recover and we don't have much time before we have to beat Korea, when we have to play convincingly", said Kroos.

If Kroos' shot was deflected, a little too high, or didn't have the ideal whipping curl, Germany would be sitting with one point, needing a victory on its last group game and a lot of help to keep alive a streak of making the knockout round in every World Cup since 1938. They wouldn't mind losing sleep all night until July 15 if they got such compelling drama.

Germany is able to find a injury time victor against Sweden, Lukaku-Hazard scores brace and Mexico continues its winning form.

The chain of abuse was met with outrage from observers and Durmaz's fans.

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