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World Cup • Group F
  • 2nd Half
  • Mexico
  • Sweden
  • LayúnPeralta
    89'
  • Lustig
    88'
  • Layún
    85'
  • EkdalHiljemark
    80'
  • GuardadoCorona
    75'
  • Álvarez (o.g.)
    74'
  • BergThelin
    68'
  • GallardoFabián
    65'
  • Granqvist (P)
    62'
  • Moreno
    61'
  • LarssonSvensson
    57'
  • Augustinsson
    50'
  • 1st Half
  • Mexico
  • Sweden
  • Larsson
    26'
  • Gallardo
    1'
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Mexico - Sweden
World Cup - 27 June 2018

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FULL-TIME. Sweden started today in third place - now they top the group. Former group leaders Mexico go through in second place despite being trounced here. It would be difficult to say these teams didn't deserve to progress, even if just on the basis of this thoroughly entertaining encounter. Thank you so much for your company this afternoon.

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There's plenty of noise in the crowd - because the Mexico fans have heard that Germany are LOSING and are OUT OF THE WORLD CUP, and they are THROUGH!

90' 

Four minutes to be added on here.

  • Oribe Peralta
    OffMiguel LayúnMexicoAnother changes as the clock ticks down.
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  • Oribe Peralta
    OnOribe PeraltaMexico
89'

Another changes as the clock ticks down.

  • Mikael Lustig
    Yellow cardMikael LustigSwedenAnd Lustig deserves that too for diving in.
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And Lustig deserves that too for diving in.

  • Miguel Layún
    Yellow cardMiguel LayúnMexicoLayun deserved that.
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Layun deserved that.

86' 

Another biff of an elbow in poor Toivonen's head, this one from Layun.

84' 

Credit to Mexico, mind, they're still looking for a goal back here. Olsen is commanding his area.

81' 

Vela pings in a central free kick - but hits the wall.

  • Oscar Hiljemark
    OffAlbin EkdalSwedenEkdal gets the last ten minutes off.
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  • Oscar Hiljemark
    OnOscar HiljemarkSweden
80'

Ekdal gets the last ten minutes off.

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There are weeping Mexico fans.

  • Edson Álvarez
    Own-goalEdson ÁlvarezMexicoGOAL! That's it, surely? And that's an own goal from Albarez. Long throw nodded on, and Alvarez flails under pressure from Forsberg.
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74'

GOAL! That's it, surely? And that's an own goal from Albarez. Long throw nodded on, and Alvarez flails under pressure from Forsberg.

70' 

Marco Fabian knocks in a free kick from the left, and Hernandez has a free header that he just can't control.

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69' 

So. If all the results stay the same, both these teams are going through. And Germany are not.

  • Isaac Thelin
    OffMarcus BergSwedenProbably best that Berg is withdrawn after those blows to the head.
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  • Isaac Thelin
    OnIsaac ThelinSweden
68'

Probably best that Berg is withdrawn after those blows to the head.

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Berg's taken another elbow to the back of the head and is having some treatment.

66' 

Fabian takes a shot from distance and is claiming it took a deflection, although none of the officials have noticed.

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  • Marco Fabián
    OffJesús GallardoMexicoGallardo is off for Mexico.
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  • Marco Fabián
    OnMarco FabiánMexico
65'

Gallardo is off for Mexico.

64' 

Carlos Vela is still trying to create something, dinking in some lovely little deliveries, but Sweden are up to everything.

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There are about three Mexico players in the box when he takes it anyway so if it hadn't gone in it may well have been retaken.

  • Andreas Granqvist
    Goal by penaltyAndreas GranqvistSwedenGOAL! Grandqvist veritably bursts the back of the net, blasting it into the top right corner.
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GOAL! Grandqvist veritably bursts the back of the net, blasting it into the top right corner.

  • Héctor Moreno
    Yellow cardHéctor MorenoMexicoMoreno is booked for the challenge.
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Moreno is booked for the challenge.

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Berg's first touch in the box is poor, so Moreno slides in as best he can, upending his man. The referee has no hesitation.

60' 

PENALTY TO SWEDEN!

59' 

Berg is on the floor now, clutching his ribs.

  • Gustav Svensson
    OffSebastian LarssonSwedenSvensson replaces the stricken Larsson.
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  • Gustav Svensson
    OnGustav SvenssonSweden
57'

Svensson replaces the stricken Larsson.

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The stretcher is out for Larsson.

55' 

Larsson is down prone in the centre circle.

54' 

Augustinsson fancies his chances now, and he's moving in on the left side of the box and curls a shot right-footed towards the top corner, but that's always rising.

52' 

And Forsberg almost adds a second but can't quite keep it down. Sweden probably deserve that lead at the moment - for all the nice play from Mexico, there's not so much incision as yet.

  • Ludwig Augustinsson
    GoalLudwig AugustinssonSwedenGOAL! It's Augustinsson, of all people, who gets the final touch - his first ever international goal!  He's lurking at the far post as Berg knocks it to the left, and it's a great finish, firing under the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
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GOAL! It's Augustinsson, of all people, who gets the final touch - his first ever international goal! He's lurking at the far post as Berg knocks it to the left, and it's a great finish, firing under the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

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And it's Lindelof who gets the corner away as well.

49' 

That quick and insightful Mexico midfield counters again, and this time it's Lindelof who stretches to get it away for a corner.

48' 

Grandqvist makes another excellent block - he's been solid today.

47' 

That is a terrible free kick from Lindelof, straight into touch.

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Free kick to Sweden midway into the Mexico half after Moreno goes through the back of Berg.

46' 

Second half is under way.

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HALF-TIME. No goals as yet, but an entertainingly open encounter. The group is still wide open.

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Sweden on the counter, and Berg's attempted near-post finish hits the side netting.

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More attacking from Mexico as half-time approaches, switching flanks beautifully and allowing Vela to play in another neat low ball.

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Two minutes to be added on here.

45' 

Mexico on the charge, and Layun opts to go it alone, firing in at the body of Olsen, who holds.

43' 

Lindelof is searching for the head of Toivonen, but it gets to Larsson on the touchline whose actual cross pings out on the other side of the goal for a goal kick.

42' 

Another free kick to Sweden as the clock ticks down.

41' 

Vela knocks it wide to Gallardo, who squares the ball and it rips across the six-yard line. Lozano and Grandqvist tangle legs but nobody appears to be permanently damged.

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Mexico drop it back into midfield, passing the ball around neatly.

40' 

Short Mexico corner is cleared by Claesen.

39' 

Vela works his way in on the right, tips the ball on to his left foot, and shoots - again, it's sizzling over the bar.

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Lustig is absolutely pelting up the wing and Lozano is going step for step with him!

38' 

Alvarez had a really good chance to thread the ball into the box there but overplayed it. Sweden are defending in numbers in this very open match.

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32' 

Terrible corner from Augustinsson drifts off to nowhere.

31' 

CLOSE! Again it's Berg thwarted by Ochoa, his toe-punt always rising but the goalkeeper tips it over the bar.

30' 

No penalty. Let's get on with the corner.

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Yeah, that's going to go to a VAR check.

28' 

There's a shout for handball against Hernandez, but the referee immediately says that hit his chest.

  • Sebastian Larsson
    Yellow cardSebastian LarssonSwedenHigh foot from Larsson, into the thigh of Lozano. If Sweden get through he'll miss the next match.
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High foot from Larsson, into the thigh of Lozano. If Sweden get through he'll miss the next match.

25' 

Ochoa claims a floated cross with confidence, ahead of Toivonen.

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Guardado decides he wants to shoot from about 25 yards out, and he sends it wide, while apologising to his team-mates.

23' 

Layun takes it short to Herrera, who swings it in to Moreno. It comes back to Herrera, and Sweden get it out for a throw.

22' 

Mexico's first corner of the day.

19' 

Grandqvist upends Hernandez, who's clutching the back of his head. The Swede does apologise, but that won't stop it from stinging.

18' 

Another great chance from Forsberg, Lustig fizzing in a great cross from the left.

17' 

CHANCE! What a great shot from Carlos Vela! Absolutely smashes it and he thinks that's in all the way - but it flies wide!

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Not sure what Hernandez was trying to do there - possibly thread through a diagonal ball, but instead he just knocks it in front of himself and out for a goal kick.

15' 

Attempted volley from Forsberg, who's revelling in plenty of space but rushes his shot so much it's kind of into orbit.

13'

Lozano is looking directly up the line at the linesman and still hasn't noticed that he's offside.

12' 

CLOSE! Grandqvist knocks it down, and Berg tries the overhead kick, but has no idea where he is and sends it past the post.

11' 

First corner of the game goes to Sweden.

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SAVE from Ochoa, making up for the fact that it was him who gave the free kick away on the edge of the box in the first place.

4' 

Ochoa handles the ball outside the box. Berg screams for a yellow card but will have to make do with a free kick.

3' 

Easy claim for Ochoa, collecting a swung cross from Toivonen on the right.

2' 

Larsson swings the free kick into the far post, where Berg is waiting, and it falls to Grandqvist, who can't get the final touch.

  • Jesús Gallardo
    Yellow cardJesús GallardoMexicoSweden kick us off and nine seconds in we have an imminent booking as Gallardo makes a ridiculous high leap into the back of Toivonen.
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Sweden kick us off and nine seconds in we have an imminent booking as Gallardo makes a ridiculous high leap into the back of Toivonen.

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5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - and we're under way in the first half!

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Time for the national anthems.

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Both starting elevens are unchanged from last time out.

14:45 

So as things stand, Mexico are unbeaten and top of the group with six points. Sweden are currently third with three points - so if they win today they could still progress to the next stage.

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13:45 

TEAMS - Mexico: Ochoa, Salcedo, Moreno, Herrera, Alvarez, Layun, Guardado, Gallardo, Carlos, Hernandez, Lozano. /// Sweden: Olsen, Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson, Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg, Claesson, Berg, Toivonen.

13:30 

Good afternoon, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Mexico v Sweden.