South Korea originally planned to have outdoor training with all players, expect for the injured Park Joo-ho, in St. Petersburg, but because of cold weather and rain, the coaching staff made a decision to protect their best 11.
"If we had got that penalty awarded that is possibly what we might have needed to cope with a team like Germany".
Jimmy Durmaz of Sweden poses for a photograph during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 13, 2018 in Gelendzhik, Russia. Germany won their previous two matches at the tournament, in 1994 and 2002.
"We lack experience and that doesn't come overnight".
"Reus started having cramp in his legs, Boateng will not be in the line-up, Rudy broke his nose and we probably need a day of rest". To be more precise - Germany's spirit. Loew made four changes to the lineup against Sweden, including benching Mesut Ozil for the first time in his senior team career in a major global tournament. Neuer was also one of the main speakers during the crisis meeting that followed the loss against Mexico.
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Germany is able to find a injury time victor against Sweden, Lukaku-Hazard scores brace and Mexico continues its winning form.
Mexico's strong World Cup has forced the Mexican press to change their tune, and even Sanchez had to praise Osorio's tactics against Mexico.
Shin Tae-yong's side will have to play Germany without captain Ki Sung-yueng, however, who suffered a calf injury in the defeat to Mexico.
The Swansea midfielder is South Korea's most experienced player, with 104 appearances with the national team.
Hummels was delighted with the result and believes it could be the turning point for the defending world champions, but also warned that they still have to face Korea Republic in their final Group F fixture on Wednesday.