Germany v Sweden, 23 June 2018

Score2-1 to Germany
RefereeSzymon Marciniak
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group F
VenueFisht Stadium, Sochi
Attendance44,287
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Germany v Sweden was the 29th game played at the FIFA World Cup 2018 (Match no 27) Refereeing team: Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland) Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Sokolnicki (Poland) Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (Poland) Fourth Official: Ryuji Sato (Japan) Reserve AR: Toru Sagara (Japan) VAR: Clement Turpin (France) Had Toni Kross not produced a sensational last gasp winner, a draw between Mexico and Sweden in their final group game would have eliminated Germany, even if the holders had won against bottom-of-the-group Korea Republic. Had they lost this game, Germany would have gone out of the World Cup finals at the first stage for the first time since 1938. This was the first time that Germany had won a game at the World Cup finals after conceding the first goal since 1998 in a round of 16 tie against Mexico in Montpellier. This was the second time that Germany had won a game at the World Cup finals with an added time winner; also a 1-0 win against Poland in Dortmund in 2006 when Oliver Neuville netted the late winner. Sweden had now lost eight games at the World Cup finals after they led; more than any other nation in the competition's history. Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen conceded his first goal in 548 minutes in international games since he last conceded against Netherlands in October 2017 (five consecutive clean sheets). Jerome Boateng became the first player to be sent off at the World Cup finals for Germany since Miroslav Klose in 2010 against Serbia. This was the first game at a major international tournament that Mesut Özil had not started for Germany since he made his debut in 2010; a run of 26 consecutive starts. Sweden remained without a win against Germany in 12 meetings since 1978.

2  Germany

Manager: Joachim Löw

1  Sweden

Manager: Janne Anderson

Goals:

Marco Reus 48 G
Toni Kroos 90 G

Goals:

Ola Toivonen 32 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (captain)
Defender Jérôme Boateng
Defender Jonas Hector
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Defender/Midfielder Joshua Kimmich
Midfielder Toni Kroos
Midfielder Sebastian Rudy
Midfielder/Forward Julian Draxler
Midfielder/Forward Thomas Müller
Midfielder/Forward Marco Reus
Forward Timo Werner

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Robin Olsen
Defender Andreas Granqvist (captain)
Defender Victor Lindelöf
Defender Mikael Lustig
Defender/Midfielder Seb Larsson
Midfielder Albin Ekdal
Midfielder Emil Forsberg
Midfielder/Forward Viktor Claesson
Forward Marcus Berg
Forward Ola Toivonen

Substitutions:

İlkay Gündogan for Sebastian Rudy 31
Mario Gómez for Julian Draxler 46
Julian Brandt for Jonas Hector 87

Substitutions:

Jimmy Durmaz for Viktor Claesson 74
John Guidetti for Ola Toivonen 78
Isaac Kiese Thelin for Marcus Berg 90

Cards:

Jérôme Boateng 71 Y
Jérôme Boateng 82 Y
Jérôme Boateng 82 R

Cards:

Albin Ekdal 52 Y
Seb Larsson 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp
Defender Matthias Ginter
Defender Mats Hummels
Defender Niklas Süle
Midfielder Julian Brandt
Midfielder İlkay Gündogan
Midfielder Sami Khedira
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder/Forward Leon Goretzka
Forward Mario Gómez

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson
Defender Filip Helander
Defender Pontus Jansson
Defender Emil Krafth
Defender Gustav Svensson
Defender/Midfielder Martin Olsson
Midfielder Jimmy Durmaz
Midfielder Oscar Hiljemark
Midfielder Marcus Rohdén
Forward John Guidetti

Comments:

Toni Kroos scored in the fifth minute of added time at the end of the game.