Germany celebrations 'scornful', says angry Sweden coach


While the exuberant, post-match celebrations by Germany's coaching staff upset Sweden, they belied the champions' desire to show the rest of the world that their business in Russian Federation is far from over.

Ozil, who lasted the entire 90 minutes of their Group F defeat to Mexico, was compared to a "dead frog" by former Germany global Mario Basler. We were clear after the match that this (the abuse of Durmaz) was unacceptable.

Mexico play Sweden in a World Cup Group F match in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday. They played two games and have two wins and well done.

Former Germany worldwide Mario Basler compared Ozil's body language to that of a dead frog following his below-par performance against Mexico. "It had nothing to do with football".

And Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist said the unfortunate incident has brought the squad together.

With seconds on the clock in Sochi, Germany secured a vital 2-1 win thanks to Toni Kroos's superb curling shot, with Reus setting it up in a set-piece move.

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"When we heard, the group was annoyed, it is unacceptable", the 33-year-old Granqvist said of the vitriol aimed at Durmaz, born in Sweden to Assyrian parents who emigrated from Turkey.

South Korea now sit in last place in Group F with two straight losses, but they can still advance to the round of 16 if they beat Germany and Sweden lose to Mexico.

"He's a strong person and looking to the future".

That view was echoed by Andersson, who insisted the agonising Germany defeat was behind them.

"We had a hard time implementing our gameplan in the first two matches, but as a team we know we are able to free ourselves from a difficult situation time and again and be very difficult to beat at the end".

"We come tomorrow at a top level. We believe in what we do".