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Group F: GER | MEX | SWE | KOR

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18-Jun-2018 03:00 NZT Germany Match 11 Mexico Moscow
19-Jun-2018 00:00 NZT Sweden Match 12 South Korea Nizhny Novgorod
24-Jun-2018 03:00 NZT South Korea Match 28 Mexico Rostov-on-Don
24-Jun-2018 06:00 NZT Germany Match 27 Sweden Sochi
28-Jun-2018 02:00 NZT South Korea Match 43 Germany Kazan
28-Jun-2018 02:00 NZT Mexico Match 44 Sweden Yekaterinburg

I'm an optimistic pessimist. 

I'm positive things will go wrong.

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Sweden v Mexico the decider?

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Jeff Vader
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Yeah that looks to be the game for me that sorts out 2nd place. I mean, in this group, thats all thats up for grabs I think

Grumpy old bastard alert

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Regardless of loyalties of the fans here, to me this is the group of death.

Actually, getting outplayed quite a bit these days

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Korea are coming in to the tourney as a bit of a mess. Will they be cannon fodder?

If the Mexicans are relying on Chicarito, then they will struggle. They have better strikers in Peralta and Jimenez.

Germany are missing Lahm, Howedes, Gotze, Schurrle, Schweinsteiger, Kramer and Klose from the 2014 final. Added to that Muller and Ozil aren't really Muller and Ozil any more. But the main reason I'm picking them not to win is that their squad does not contain a single player named Helmut.

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Well done Mexico. Brilliant result and a half decent game. Germany's first loss in their first game at any finals since 1982.

164 games  164 games

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Mexico deserved that one. Mexico got 7 players behind the ball on defence and were great in the first half. Germany didnt look like they got out of 2nd gear for large patches. How often did Germany get caught on the break. 

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Harsh words after the game from Hummels. He was pretty pissed about giving the ball away and then not covering the defense. He said they played the same rubbish than their last test game. The left back was not in the game and the Kimich caught out of possession.

Mexico could had won this much higher, but their number 7 sucked big time. I think it's funny how everyone talks about the 'underdogs' Mexico beat the world champs, it is rubbish. Mexico is always dangerous and Germany maybe on paper the best team in the World, but recent performances were not that great.

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Happy to see Mexico win and happy for their fans. The ones I met at the game in wgtn the other year were awesome

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Mexico were an exciting team in that game. Great game to watch. That said there were enough chances for either team to have won it. Petition to keep the WC finals?

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Before Mexico even scored I was thinking 'Mexico could win this World Cup'. Fantastic display, between two great teams. Mexico seem to often turn up big time at World Cups. I've seen Mexico many times play brilliantly but not quite get the result they were after, so it was great to see them pull this off.

They really went at Germany from the go. Start of the second half got a bit lost, and obviously wanted to protect their lead, but kept a positive counter attack strategy going which they really, really should've scored from more than once.

My worry about Mexico is the amount of missed chances they seem to have, and not just from this game. 

Credit to Germany who I think actually played a very good game, just didn't come off for them, and they were really, really attacking chasing the goal. All or nothing, which is what I love to see. Clearly lost a few big names, but the talent & creativity they have is still there to a decent extent.

If either of these teams beat any other team in the World Cup tomorrow, it wouldn't be a surprise. 

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Unpredictable Mexicans v "efficient" Germans.

164 games  164 games

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Lonegunmen wrote:

Unpredictable Mexicans v "efficient" Germans.

Oh how those phrases make me sick! It's a good barometer though of a persons ability to talk about football, as soon as anyone says either of those things I think you can just disregard anything else they say about the game as cliche garbage from 20 years ago.

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Remember when the Germans were referred to as Robotic? I think they will find their feet and were a tad unlucky. However, nothing can take away the passion of the mexicans. That number 22 of theirs had that left flank all to himself in this game. He owned it!

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Sweden & Korea both look utter gobshark compared to Mexico & Germany.

VAR correctly gave a penalty to Sweden, but that was about the only way they were going to score tonight. 

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This Mexican team reminds me a little of the great team of 1986 with Hugo Sanchez.

Actually, getting outplayed quite a bit these days

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Mexico should top the group.

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How do they do it!

Oi Oi Edgecumbe... lets have a clean sheet

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That late goal by South Korea could really affect the outcome...if Sweden just win over Mexico and Germany beat South Korea, then Mexico will be out!  

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Yep, pretty weird how despite two wins Mexico basically still have a do-or-go home game.

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