FIFA World Cup 2018
Germany vs Sweden
The last match of the day will witness a clash between two Group-F teams where, the reigning World Champions Germany and a side who are placed on the top of the group table, Sweden will collide for 3 points. This match is a very vital one for the reigning world champions as they are on the verge of making an early exit from the tournament.
When: June 23, 11:30 PM IST
Where: Fisht Stadium Sochi
Sweden had an impressive start of their World Cup campaign as they were clinical against South Korea and clinched a 1-0 win against them. The win meant that they had eased their way to the top of the league table. Germany have been exceptional when it comes to the World Cup performances. Their mettle can be known by the fact that they have not been eliminated in the group stage for the last 80 years.
They are the only European team to do so in this prestigious tournament. They were lacklustre in their approach in the opening game against Mexico, and it was not a surprise that they went down in that match.
Thomas Muller the Germany midfielder showed some concerns on the position his team is currently and said, “We have two important tasks to complete, and we have to win both games,” Germany’s Thomas Mueller said. “We want nothing else but success.”
With the likes of Sami Khedira, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller, Mario Gomez, Joshua Kimmich, they have one of the best side going around and is proficient enough to defend their title.
Germany’s manager Low might look for some changes in the side with Mesut Ozil being at the risk of losing his place to Marco Reus or Bandit and it appears like Mario Gomez may also come in for Timo Werner and some changes here and there can be expected after their shocking loss.
Sweden will look to take advantage over their opponents who must be low on confidence after their previous game. Even a draw can make their way to the next round, but a win will assure their place in the last 16 even if they lose their previous group encounter against Mexico.
Talking about the head to head results between the two, 37 times they have squared off, Germany won 15 while Sweden won 13 times, 9 matches ended up in a draw.
Recent form, Germany: DLLWL
Where to watch Germany vs Sweden?
You can watch the telecast of Germany vs Sweden on Sony Sports Network/HD and web platform is Sonyliv.com.