Korea Looking to Make History to Reach World Cup Last-16

Germany's Toni Kroos celebrates scoring their winner. REUTERS  Michael Dalder

Germany, who lost their opener in Russian Federation to Mexico, need to beat South Korea by a two-goal margin to be sure of reaching the last 16.

- Mexico only need a draw against Sweden to seal their qualification for the round of 16 for the seventh tournament in a row.

The world champions must win their final group game by at least two goals to make sure of a spot in the second round after their shock 1-0 opening loss to Mexico.

Sweden substitute Jimmy Durmaz was subjected to a storm of racial hatred and threats on social media after giving away the free kick that led to Toni Kroos's late victor for Germany in their Group F World Cup clash on Saturday.

"I think that's an impression we have that many people in Germany were looking forward to us bowing out of the tournament here", Reus said.

"They have very fast and alert forwards, they are probably the opposite of Sweden, who have a strong and physical presence, whereas South Korea play with small, speedy and alert players", said Werner.

"We do not tolerate a player being subjected to threats or abuse". Coach Janne Andersson told the media that they wanted to discuss the "completely unacceptable" situation that developed after the match. I will never let any racists destroy that pride. "We must all stand against all forms of racism".

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Coutinho said Brazil "deserved the win", after the Selecao were held to a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their opening match. Switzerland came out with an impressive draw against Brazil and will look to keep the momentum going against Serbia.

Mexico play Sweden in a World Cup Group F match in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday.

FC's Mark Ogden offers his instant analysis from outside Fisht Stadium in Sochi following Germany's last-gasp win over Sweden. Sweden would move on in that scenario.

"It will be a very hard game and there will be a lot of counter-attacks from South Korea... they also have a tight defence".

If Korea is miraculously to advance to the next stage, it must beat Germany and hope that Mexico beats Sweden.

Werner - who admitted he was too exhausted to join in the celebrations after Kroos' dramatic goal - started against Sweden in a central role but was moved out wide for the second half to accommodate the introduction of Mario Gomez.

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.

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