Germany at a tight spot for last 16

Germany has been on their worst form recently, from losing their first game to Mexico to 1-0 to Almost drawing against Sweden, thanks to Toni Kross master class skill edging them to a late win of 2-1. Today they are facing South Korea who will be clinging on to the faint chances they have of still reaching the knockout stage.

Germany and Sweden both have three points and a goal difference of zero. Germany are only above Sweden based on the head-to-head tiebreaker.

It is possible that Germany win the match and fail to qualify, it is also possible that they lose the match and still qualify – it all depends on Mexico’s result against Sweden.

South Korea lost for the second match running. Not quite eliminating them from the competition but they need a win here, a Mexico win versus Sweden and a goal difference swing.

Germany have faced South Korea three times in their history, the most recent of which was an international friendly in 2004 that finished 3-1 in Korea’s favour. Germany won the other two matches, both at World Cup finals.

Essentially, to guarantee qualification, Germany must better Sweden’s result against Mexico.

The winners and runners-up of the group will face the runners-up and winners of Group E respectively, meaning we could be set for a Germany-Brazil round of 16 clash.

Check Bobby’s prediction for the match here

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