CULTURE Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

CULTURE

Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

AP

04:30, June 24, 2018

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Toni Kroos scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time from outside the penalty area, and 10-man Germany rallied to beat Sweden 2-1 on Saturday to stay alive at the World Cup.

Kroos’ goal came off a set play after a foul in the closing minutes of stoppage time. Kroos tapped the ball to Marco Reus, who set it up for Kroos to curl the right-footed shot to the far post. Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen couldn’t get his hand on it.

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Reus scored in the 48th minute to pull Germany even after Ola Toivonen’s goal in the 32nd put the Swedes in front. Germany finished with 10-men after Jerome Boateng was sent off following a second yellow card with about 10 minutes remaining.

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Mexico has six points in Group F, while Germany and Sweden both have three entering their final matches.

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(Photo: AP)

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