Toni Kroos (AP)
Sochi – Fuming Sweden coach Janne Andersson accused Germany of “rubbing it in our faces” as they celebrated the dramatic late purpose from Toni Kroos that gave them a 2-1 win of their essential World Cup conflict right here on Saturday.
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Germany had been in actual hazard of a group-stage exit from the event, with a draw solely doubtless to provide them a short lived reprieve, till Kroos curled in a 95th-minute free-kick to take the factors.
The World Cup holders then set off to rejoice wildly, having come from behind within the Group F encounter at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium, however their behaviour provoked anger on the opposition bench.
“A few of Germany’s leaders celebrated by operating in our path and rubbing it into our faces. That obtained me indignant,” stated Andersson.
“We fought it out for 90 minutes and when the ultimate whistle blows you shake arms and you permit so I used to be very indignant with that.”
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Ola Toivonen’s purpose had given Sweden a first-half lead, however Marco Reus equalised early within the second half.
Even a draw would have left Germany needing to win their ultimate sport in opposition to South Korea whereas hoping the Swedes misplaced to Mexico.
However all of a sudden Joachim Loew’s crew — who had Jerome Boateng despatched off late on — have their destiny in their very own arms once more, whereas Sweden have all of it nonetheless to do.
The Scandinavian aspect, although, had been additionally sad at not being given an early penalty when Marcus Berg was fouled within the space by Boateng on the purpose of capturing.
“We performed excellently and scored an exquisite purpose. We can’t forged any blame however we now have spoken to those that say it was a penalty on Berg, and that’s perhaps what we wanted in opposition to a crew like Germany,” stated Andersson, who was sad that the Video Assistant Referee didn’t intervene.
“If we now have the system it is very unlucky that (the referee) does not really feel he can go and take a look. If that is his determination we now have to stay with it.”
He added: “The entire group remains to be alive so we should lick our wounds and are available again for the final sport.”
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