South Korea Players Face Punishment For World Cup Exit

Sherman Parsons
June 30, 2018

Suspension rules out Switzerland defenders Fabian Schar and Stephan Lichtsteiner, while Sebastian Larsson misses out for Sweden in what is arguably the weakest of the last-16 ties despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic claiming his country will "probably" win the World Cup.

Christian Eriksen's wonderful goal set them on the path to a crucial draw against Australia which ultimately secured their passage through to the knockout stages.

Joachim Loew's side crashed out of the group stages after surprise defeat to South Korea in Kazan on Wednesday night.

Low said Germany had been in a similar position when he arrived as assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann in 2004 after the resignation of Rudi Voller following a group stage exit from the European Championship. Argentina, meanwhile, needed a late goal from Marcos Rojo to finish second in Group D. Lionel Messi's World Cup dream lives on, but La Albiceleste need to improve - and quickly - if they are to go one better than four years ago in Brazil. This tournament, like so many before it, has once again proven that the World Cup is anything but predictable.

Piara Powar, the head of the FARE network, reported the good news ahead of the knockout stages of the tournament.

They must beat Messi and Argentina to go further in the competition and that's a game which is nearly impossible to call.

Federation Internationale de Football Association fined Mexico for homophobic chants by their fans, Denmark were fined for a sexist banner, and some women at the tournament have been targeted by discriminatory behaviour.

Edinson Cavani says Uruguay prepared to tame hosts Russian Federation
Because Russia had the advantage on goal difference from its first two group matches, it would have won the group with a draw. Tomorrow's match will decide on the victor of their Group A, which also enrolls the teams from Saudi Arabia and Egypt .

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Messi, others to pick Argentina squad against Eagles
In all there have been 47 own goals in World Cup history‚ which means 13 percent have come in this tournament alone. Argentina enters the final group games in fourth place, two behind second-place Iceland.

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It's still too early to know whether the old guard incarnated by Ozil, Thomas Mueller, Sami Khedira and Jerome Boateng who were all far from their best in Russian Federation will decide to call it quits in the coming months. Monday's later match pits Neymar and a Brazil lineup that seems to be finding its form against a mercurial Mexico squad that knocked off Germany and South Korea but got hammered by Sweden.

Croatia are possible quarter-final opponents for Spain.

With 16 teams remaining, the tournament now moves to an elimination bracket, pitting teams against one another in decisive matches - the dramatic draws of the group stage will now give way to exhilarating extra time and the overwhelming anxiety of penalty shootouts.

The game plan is simple and Sweden appear to be able to execute it. However, defending champions Germany lost to South Korea 2:0.

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