Mexico, Sweden through to round of 16

Andreas Granqvist will have to rally his troops on Wednesday

Though Mexico have a flawless record, a defeat combined with a Germany win over Korea Republic could see El Tri suffer the rare fate of elimination, despite winning two group matches.

A goal early in the second half from Ludwig Augustinsson and a second from the penalty spot from the captain Andreas Granqvist put Sweden in charge, and an own goal from Edson Álvarez ensured Sweden made up for their last-gasp defeat to Germany.

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KAZAN, Russia - Defending champion Germany failed to advance to the knockout stage after a stunning 2-0 loss to South Korea in Kazan.

While celebrations were muted among the players, there can be no doubt that the relief for them - and the team's millions of supporters - was enormous.

Sweden double their lead against Mexico after Hector Moreno gave away a penalty as Marcus Berg was fouled in the box.

With one more, he can become Mexico's all-time leading scorer in World Cup play with five, breaking a tie with Luis Hernandez.

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Sweden, who at half-time were heading home from Russian Federation, scored three times in the second half to top Group F with a deserved win.

"We want the players to recover mentally and physically (from this match)".

It was a dismal game in Ekaterinburg for Mexico but they survived to make the last 16. "We don't need to look at who's not there, we need to look at who will be able to play".

Sweden and Mexico both finished Group F with six points after Sweden beat Mexico 3-0 in a concurrent match. The defensive midfielder let the ball bounce in front of him near the penalty spot and kicked his right leg in the air to tap it over the goalkeeper's fingertips. However, that's not how they've won the past two matches against Germany and South Korea, so it would be surprising to see the change now.

PSV star Hirving Lozano and West Ham's Javier Hernandez have grabbed the spotlight for Mexico so far in Russian Federation, but captain Andres Guardado has been a key figure at the base of El Tri's midfield, marshaling his teammates and combining well with fellow pivot Hector Herrera to break up opposition attacks and trigger his own team's forays forward.

Alvarez's own goal occurred when he was trying to prevent Ola Toivonen from connecting with the ball, deflecting it with his arm past Ochoa. They missed many chances against Germany and they will need to improve on that if they wish to beat Mexico.

As the runner-up, Mexico meets Brazil on Monday in Samara.

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