FIFA World Cup 2018 live match updates:Germany 1-1 Sweden
Moscow: After a Zero-1 defeat to Mexico, defending champions Germany face Sweden in a must-win match to maintain their World Cup hopes alive. Sweden, using on their 1-Zero win over South Korea, can be assured to trigger one other upset on the Fisht Stadium.
Sweden beat France within the World cup and knocked out Italy within the playoffs, their win in opposition to South Korea was their first win within the World cup since 1958.
Comply with the reside match updates:
56 minute: Germany’s Jonas Hector finds area for a shot within the field however Sweden’s goalkeeper saves it. That was shut!
53 minute: Yellow card! Sweden’s Albin Ekdal will get booked for a problem on Thomas Muller.
51 minute: Germany look significantly better within the second-half as they preserve the Sweden goalkeeper busy with their fast passes.
Germany 1-1 Sweden!
48 minute: GOAL!! Marco Reus scores. The defending champions are again into the sport. What a match that is turning out to be.
Second-half is underway
Sweden 1-Zero Germany!
2 minutes of Stoppage time!
43 minute: Germany’s Boateng makes an attempt a shot from distance however hits it broad.
39 minute: Germany are pushing exhausting however Sweden threaten to attain one other on the counter.
Sweden 1-Zero Germany!
32 minute: GOAL!!! Ola Toivonen chips the ball into the German purpose. Germany getting ready to the exit.
31 minute: Substitution for Germany. Guendogan in for Sebastian Rudy.
29 minute: Germany nonetheless play with a person down, as Sebastian Rudy doesn’t look comfy on the sidelines.
27 minute: Sweden attempt to create area within the final-third however the ball will get cleared. Nook for Sweden.
24 minute: Sebastian Rudy goes down after he will get clattered on the face. leaves the pitch for some time.
23 minute: Nook for Germany. The ball will get cleared by the Sweden defenders.
18 minute: Germany’s Sebastian Rudy makes an attempt a shot from distance however hits it broad. Germans are up and attacking right here.
14 minute: Sweden’s Marcus Berg goes down within the German field, Referee requires play-on.
7 minute: Julian Draxler makes an excellent cross into the Sweden penalty field however fails to discover a teammate. That was shut.
6 minute: Sweden’s Emil Forsberg tries to create area within the closing third however he’s cramped for by the German defenders.
three minute: Germany’s Timo Werner heads the ball to Julian Draxler within the center, the latter fires it on the purpose however the ball will get blocked by Andreas Granqvist. Nice begin for Germany.
Germany XI: Manuel Neuer; Joshua Kimmich, Antonio Rudiger, Jerome Boateng, Jonas Hector; Sebastian Rudy, Toni Kroos; Marco Reus, Thomas Muller, Julian Draxler; Timo Werner.
Sweden XI: Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Ludwig Augustinsson; Viktor Claesson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg; Ola Toivonen, Marcus Berg.
The final two defending champions had bowed out within the group levels, Germany who’re beneath large strain would look to alter that. There have been numerous talks on dropping stalwarts like Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira after fared poorly of their opening match in opposition to Mexico.
Germany full squad:
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona/ESP), Kevin Trapp (PSG/FRA)
Defenders: Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Niklas Suele (Bayern Munich), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea/ENG), Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
Midfielders: Sami Khedira (Juventus/ITA), Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Toni Kroos (Actual Madrid/ESP), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal/ENG), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich), Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester Metropolis/ENG), Leon Goretzka (Schalke 04), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)
Forwards: Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Mario Gomez (VfB Stuttgart)
Sweden Full squad:
Goalkeepers – Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson.
Defenders – Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson.
Midfielders – Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Oscar Hiljemark, Viktor Claesson, Marcus Rohden, Jimmy Durmaz.
Forwards – Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen, John Guidetti, Isaac Kiese-Thelin