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Germany back in contention, defeat Sweden 2-1

The German national side, has defeated the Swedish  World Cup team by 2-1.

Germany struggled to get over their surprise 1-0 defeat they suffered against Mexico in their opening Group F game. Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game which had the German players scratching their heads and gazing at one-another with confused looks.

Toni Kroos hit a perfect curling free kick as the Germans saved their noses to stay alive in the FIFA World Cup 2018 edging past Sweden 2-1. Kroos scored the winner in the added time as a classic Germany clinched home a victory after their loss to Mexico in the inaugural fixture.

Germany played a dominating first-half of football only to trail by a goal to Sweden. The Swedes produced a moment of inspiration through Ola Toivonen to edge the Germans in the opening 45 minutes.

The Germans, however have been a live wire in terms of possession, shots on goal but the scoreline did not reflect their story as their shots were well blocked by the Swede — who did well to keep the Joachim Loew-managed side away from scoring.

Earlier, Mesut Ozil was dropped for Germany’s must-win World Cup clash against Sweden in Sochi on Saturday. The much-criticised Arsenal playmaker drops out as coach Joachim Loew makes four changes to the side that lost 1-0 against Mexico in the opening game of their trophy defence last weekend.

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