"Towards the end, we had to take a defender off and bring on Thomas Mueller, we had to take that risk because we needed a goal". It would take an eternity for Brazil to forget the 7-1 mauling Germany inflicted on them in 2014. However, Die Mannschaft suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against Mexico in their opening match to leave their group open for the taking.
Brazil's relatively straightforward passage to the last 16 has created optimism among fans betting on a sixth World Cup title but coach Tite is using his characteristic restraint to prevent over-confidence among his players.
"The situation is very hard to put into words".
Shin, who had given South Korea a one per cent chance of victory before the game, said: "I feel great, but at the same time, I feel a little bit empty, so I feel a little ambivalent".
Japan survive in World Cup despite 0-1 loss to Poland
With Colombia leading Senegal 1-0 in the group's other tie, defeat nevertheless wouldn't have been decisive for Japan . Japan will go on to face the victor of the Belgium v England match in the Round of 16.
The four-time world champions finished bottom of Group F after losing 2-0 to South Korea.
Clearly that wasn't the case and even after the defeat to Mexico the Germans laboured to break down Sweden and although Toni Kroos' 95th-minute free kick gave them a nerve-wracking win, flaws were still evident in Germany's football.
South Korean media hailed the win over the world's top-ranked side as the "Miracle of Kazan" after defeat at the hands of Germany in 2002 in Seoul.
A 0-0 draw would be fine, but if Germany scored, Mexico would be eliminated.
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In four matches in his first World Cup appearance, David de Gea goes home having effected just one save in the entire tournament. Spanish captain Sergio Ramos was in tears on the pitch after losing to Russian Federation in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
He said: "Until quite recently, we have probably been the most consistent, in terms of performance, team in the past 10, 12 years".
'I think first of all we need to congratulate our two opponents who have made it out of the group.
That's when South Korea stepped up.
Sweden 3, Mexico 0 - At Yekaterinburg, Russia: Sweden dominated Mexico to move on to the World Cup knockout round. A narrow 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia shortly before catching the plane to Russian Federation was their first win in six matches and you had to go back to a 5-1 victory over Azerbaijan in October 2017 to see their last win before beating the Saudis. Switzerland will face Sweden in the round of 16 on Tuesday. 62, own goal 74. "We played two great games, we won six points and we're leaders of the group".
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But, if Sweden beats Mexico on Wednesday and Germany beats South Korea , three teams would be tied atop Group F with six points. With one more, he can become Mexico's all-time leading scorer in World Cup play with five, breaking a tie with Luis Hernandez.