WC2018 Grp F
Date: 7 p.m. June 23, 2018
Venue: Fisht Stadium

Marco Reus 48' -
Scored: 48'


Jerome Boateng 82' -
Red: 82'


Toni Kroos 90' + 5' -
Scored: 90'


Scored: 32'
- Ola Toivonen 32'

Live Updates for Germany -v- Sweden

90' + 8'

Full time in Sochi. Germany win the game 2-1 after a 95th minute from Toni Kroos. They didn't play like we know they can throughout but i suppose that's why they're world champions. 

This result keeps them in the hunt to qualify from this group and levels them up on points with Sweden. A two goal win over Korea in their next game will see the Germans through. 

Sweden looked absolutely stunned at the end of this game and many of the players are on the ground after superb defensive display that was breached right at the death. 

Time to get our breathes back after a fantastic day of World Cup action. Same again tomorrow? 

90' + 8'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Germany and Sweden.

90' + 5'

Gooooaaalll! 

Toni Kross scores an absolutely spectacular effort to give Germany the win. He plays a ball to Reus from a free kick who stops it dead and Kroos then unleashes a perfect curling effort into the far top corner. Kroos has saved the day here for Germany. What a finish to this game. 

90' + 5'

GOAL!

Toni Kroos scores for Germany.

90' + 4'

John Guidetti finds space down the right but has a weak attempt straight at Neaur from a tight ankle. 

90' + 2'

Off the post! 

Julian Brandt hits a rasping effort with his left foot and it rattles the right hand post. 

The ball falls back to Werner but he's offside. He blasted it over anyway. 

90' + 1'

5 minutes added time 

90'

Substitution

Isaac Kiese Thelin replaces Marcus Berg for Sweden.

88'

Robin Olsen with a miraculous save from Mario Gomez from close range. 

The german striker met a Kroos cross perfectly but it was straight down the middle of the goal. He may have earned his side a point here with that save. 

87'

Substitution

Julian Brandt replaces Jonas Hector for Germany.

82'

Germany are now down to 10 men with 8 minutes to play. Jerome Boateng sent off for a second yellow card after what looks like a contribution from the VAR officials in the ear of the referee. It was a bookable offence and he deserved to go. 

Boateng hasn't looked his usual self tonight and has been poor from minute 1. 

82'

Second Yellow & Red Card

Jerome Boateng receives a second yellow card and is sent off for Germany.

81'

Timo Werner with a good chance for Germany. Kimmich again drills a low cross into the box but Werner snatches at it with his right foot on the edge of the penalty area but it sails high over the bar. 

79'

Sweden still defending for their lives all over the pitch. Granqvist and Lindelof have been superb.

78'

Substitution

John Guidetti replaces Ola Toivonen for Sweden.

76'

Great strike from Forsberg on his left foot from 25 yards but Neur makes it look easier than it certainly was.

74'

Substitution

Jimmy Durmaz replaces Victor Claesson for Sweden.

72'

Werner again down the left hand side cuts one across but Sweden still able to get something on it to clear their lines. The pressure is relentless now. 

70'

Boateng booked for a cyncial foul on Forsberg as he tries to cross the halfway line. 

70'

Yellow Card

Jerome Boateng is booked for Germany.

68'

Fantastic chance for Mario Gomez who was onside despite the linesmans flag going up. He blazes over the bar anyway from close range. 

66'

Sweden are really penned back now and can't seem to get out. The Germans pressing all over the pitch. 

63'

Timo werner is growing into this game and keeps finding himself space out on the left hand side for Germany. He has been found by Boateng twice now in quick succesion after two raking cross field passes but the crosses haven't found a man. 

61'

Kimmich emerges down the left hand side and puts the ball across the 6 yard box to Marco Reus who instead of just slotting it home with his right foot tries an extravagent backheeled flick and it goes wide across the other side of the goal. 

56'

Good chance for Jonas Hector. The left full back found himself in the box latching onto a Timo Werner cross but his shot is poor and saved rather easily by Olsen. 

52'

Yellow Card

Albin Ekdal is booked for Sweden.

50'

Germany look to have their tails up now. Kroos goes close to giving them the lead and Gomez denied by a crucial Swedish block in the space of a minute. 

Thomas Muller then gets his head on the end of Tony Kroos free kick but it goes well wide. 

They seem to have their confidence back now after that goal. 

48'

Marco Reus equalises for Germany three minutes into the second half. 

Kroos finds Werner down the left hand side and his cross takes a nick of the foot of Mario Gomez into the path of Marco Reus who knees it past Olsen. Game on. 

48'

GOAL!

Marco Reus scores for Germany.

46'

HT sub for Germany as Mario Gomez relaces the out of form Julian Draxler. 

He'll be more of a target in the box for Germany, which they lacked in the first half. 

46'

Substitution

Mario Gomez replaces Julian Draxler for Germany.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Germany and Sweden has started.

45' + 2'

Sweden once again catch the German defensive line static and play a quick free kick into the box, Marcus Berg is there to get a powerful head on it but Manuel Neur palms it wide. Referee deems there isn't enough time to take the corner and it's HT. 

Low really needs to give an inspiring team talk at half time here as his side look to be on the verge of going out of this competition. 

45' + 2'

Half Time

It is half-time between Germany and Sweden.

45' + 1'

2 minutes of added time 

45'

Jerome Boateng has an effort from 25 yards out with his left foot and it nearly catches Olsen out at his near post but drifts wide. 

44'

Germany carved open once again on the counter attack. They really are all over the place defensively. I've never seen them so open. 

Forsberg plays a ball with the outisde of his boot across the penalty area but Claesson doesn't hit it first time and the ball is cleared. 

43'

Germany look very reluctent to cross the ball when they find themselves in pockets of space on either flank. The delaying of the cross is giving the centre halves of Sweden enough time to get themselves set and they've cleared everything so far. 

39'

Fine save from Robin Olsen as an Ilkay Gundogan shot is deflected and is heading for the bottom left hand corner, but Olsen gets a strong hand on it and also denies the rebound from Thomas Muller. 

37'

Joachim Low looks worried on the touchline, very worried. 

32'

Sweden take the lead and what a goal it is!

Ola Toivonen receives a chipped ball into his chest from Claesson, he knocks it down on the run and majestically lobs it over Manuel Neur into the far corner. 

Germany on the brink of a group stage exit. 

32'

GOAL!

Ola Toivonen scores for Sweden.

30'

Sebastian Rudy is deemed unfit to continue after that bang to the nose and has been replaced by Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan.

30'

Substitution

Ilkay Gundogan replaces Sebastian Rudy for Germany.

29'

The corner comes to nothing but this is encouraging for Sweden who have defended extremely well so far. 

28'

Rudy is currently still off the pitch and Sweden have now had their best spell of possession in the game ending with a corner kick. 

25'

German doctors are on the field after an accidental collision between Rudy and Toivonen. Looks as though Rudy may have a broken nose as he was caught by the boot of the Swede, blood is streaming down the German man's face. 

22'

The 7000 Swedes who have travelled to Russia are in good voice and as expected it seems the locals are rooting for them too. Germany getting booed every time they retain good possesion of the ball. 

17'

A replay of the penalty shows it was in fact a shove by Boateng on Berg, it should have been a penalty for Sweden. No VAR appeal to talk about yet. 

16'

Complete domination of the ball by Germany but they need to be wary of Sweden on the counter attack. Because they have possesion so high they are always susceptible to being caught on the break. 

12'

What a chance for Marcus Berg. Germany are pushed up so high that one ball from Forsberg played between Rudiger and Boateng sets Berg free, his touch isn't brilliant and as he goes to pull the trigger Manuel Neur is out smother. 

Berg is claiming a penalty for a push by Boateng but the ref waves play on. Still 0-0, but surely won't be for much longer. 

9'

Close call again for Sweden as Germany get in down the right wing through Kimmich and Reus, the ball is fired in towards Draxler but Lindelof is strong and clears it away for a corner, which comes to nothing. 

8'

Germany have started this game with great intent and look like a team who know they need all three points. Draxler whips a ball right across the face of goal but no one in the box can latch onto it. 

6'

Emil Forsberg who plays for RB Leipzig in Germany, drives towards the heart of the defence but is eventually stopped by Muller. Good response from the Swedes. 

3'

Germany start with great intent. Joshua Kimmich plays a ball into the box which Granqvist can't clear. It falls to Timo Werner who cuts it back to Julian Draxler who is then denied from close range.  

Great start for the Germans. 

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Germany and Sweden has kicked off.

0'

Anthems now over, almost time to get things started! A number of changes for Germany with Rudy, Reus, Hector and Rudiger all coming into the side. 

Germany will be wearing their famous all white strip while Sweden are in their blue away kit with some flourescent yellow shorts. 

Only one change for Sweden, and its Manchester United Victor Lindelof in for Leeds United Pontus Jansson. 

0'

Hello and welcome to coverage of Germany vs Sweden, Ger Deegan here for my second time today to take you through the action of tonights game from the Fisht Stadium in Sochi. 

Germany began their campaign with a loss to group leaders Mexico who all but secured their place in the round of 16 with a win vs Korea earlier today. The Germans will be hoping they can get themselves back into contention with a victory tonight against a surdy Swedish team, who themselves had a win on the in their opening game. 

Reigning World Cup champions Germany need a result here tonight in order to qualify from this group and will be up against a stubborn Sweden with dream of progressing of their own. It promises to be an exciting game. 



Photo Gallery for Germany -v- Sweden



Germany
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
Jerome Boateng
70Booked: 70'
82Booked: 82'
82Sent off: 82'
Defender
Jonas Hector
87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
Defender
Joshua Kimmich
Defender
Antonio Rudiger
Defender
Julian Draxler
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Midfielder
Toni Kroos
90Scored: 90'
Midfielder
Thomas Muller
Midfielder
Marco Reus
48Scored: 48'
Midfielder
Sebastian Rudy
30'
30Subbed Off: 30'
Midfielder
Timo Werner
Forward

Substitutes
Julian Brandt
87'
87Subbed On: 87'
Midfield
Matthias Ginter
Midfield
Mario Gomez
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Forward
Leon Goretzka
Midfield
Ilkay Gundogan
30'
30Subbed On: 30'
Midfield
Mats Hummels
Defender
Sami Khedira
Midfield
Mesut Ozil
Midfield
Marvin Plattenhardt
Defender
Niklas Sule
Defender
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Goalkeeper
Kevin Trapp
Goalkeeper
Sweden
Robin Olsen
Goalkeeper
Ludwig Augustinsson
Defender
Andreas Granqvist
Defender
Victor Lindelof
Defender
Mikael Lustig
Defender
Victor Claesson
Midfielder 74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
Albin Ekdal
Midfielder
52Booked: 52'
Emil Forsberg
Midfielder
Sebastian Larsson
Midfielder
Marcus Berg
Forward 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Ola Toivonen
Forward
32Scored: 32'
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'

Substitutes
Jimmy Durmaz
Midfield
74Subbed On: 74'
74'
John Guidetti
Forward
78Subbed On: 78'
78'
Filip Helander
Defender
Oscar Hiljemark
Midfield
Pontus Jansson
Defender
Karl-Johan Johnsson
Goalkeeper
Isaac Kiese Thelin
Forward
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Emil Krafth
Defender
Kristoffer Nordfeldt
Goalkeeper
Martin Olsson
Defender
Marcus Rohden
Midfield
Gustav Svensson
Midfield