After a thrilling victory over Sweden, who scored a stunning goal by Tony Crosse in the deadliest time, the German team hopes the goal will be a milestone in the defense of the title at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Germany suffered a shock at the start of their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Mexico in the first round of Group F matches. Machines.
The two teams qualify for the third round of their matches on Wednesday with the South Korean team at the Kazan Arena stadium in Mexico City and Sweden at the Ekaterinburg Arena.
Mexico is top of the group with six points, followed by Sweden and Germany with three points each and Korea Republic in fourth place with no credit.
Germany needs to win at least two goals against South Korea or win a better result than Sweden’s against Mexico in order to qualify for the knockout stage.
The German team may qualify for another result on the condition of Sweden’s defeat against Mexico, but there is no doubt that the German champions looking to qualify through the win to review the balance after the start of the faltering of his career in the tournament.
Mats Hamels, who missed the match against Sweden due to a neck injury, said after the game that Crosse’s goal may be crucial for Germany to continue the tournament.
“It may be a very important moment in the tournament, but if we lose to Korea or we fail to qualify in any way, that moment will not be anything,” said Bayern Munich defender Hammers. “We have had some luck … but we have to prove that we can do better.”
He is expected to return to Germany in the absence of Jerome Boateng after receiving a red card in Sweden’s match at the Olympic Stadium in Sochi.
It is not expected that the German team will be easy for the Korean team, which seeks to wipe out the dust of their defeats in the first and second rounds against Sweden 1 / Mexico 1/2.
“We played better than in Sunday’s game (against Mexico), but we were not at the levels we should be playing in the next games,” Hamleys told reporters. “We will play a different game and face a different competitor against Korea,” he said.
The goal of Kros has resulted in a wave of mass celebrations for the masses and the German media, despite the controversy over the conduct of officials from the German team had gone to the bench and members of the Swedish national team after the whistle of the end gestures provocative, which was criticized by the Swedish coach, The German national team after him and then announced the International Federation (FIFA) investigation. German striker Timo Werner also sees Crosse’s goal as a defining moment for Germany’s chances at the World Cup.
“The joy of the dressing room after the game was a bit of a thrill, and some struggled to express their feelings,” the Leipzig striker said. “The tears were running down my eyes on the pitch because it was great.
German midfielder Sebastian Roddy suffered a nose fracture during Sweden’s match during the first match with Timonen, replacing Elkay Jindogan, but Rudy hopes to be able to participate in the game tomorrow with a protective mask on his face.
On the other hand, the South Korean team lacks the efforts of its captain and midfield star Yung Yung because of a calf injury suffered during the Mexico match and Park Joe is missing because of a groin problem.
The German team looks forward to avoiding the fate faced by their Spanish, Italian and French in 2014, 2010 and 2002 editions, respectively, from the World Cup, where they came out of the first round in the next version of the crown copy of the title.