Sweden boss Janne Andersson accuses Germany bench of 'rubbing in' win

Holders Germany lost their World Cup opener to Mexico on Sunday

The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. "That's why they apologised, because they knew they did something wrong".

Germany, four-time World Cup winners and reigning champions, have appeared under intense pressure after the Mexican shocker. So I was very angry.

Even though Jerome Boateng received a red card in the 83rd minute, the Germans continued to play as one would expect from the former World Cup champions.

But the Germans tied it up in the 48th minute off a goal from Reus, and Kroos's victor changes the equation entirely.

Not since 1938 have Germany been eliminated from the World Cup in the first round.

Japan's squad have been enjoying some unexpected - but highly welcomed - support from Princess Hisako of Takamado, who visited the team's base in Kazan to meet the players after she attended the match against Colombia last week.

Germany's Sunday night hero Kroos, after the match, said his last-gasp victor to seal a dramatic 2-1 win for Germany over Sweden made amends for his earlier mistake and kept the holders' World Cup dreams alive. But just like against Mexico, Germany's usual composure was not there.

Mexico supporters outside the team's hotel on the eve of Saturday's Group F clash against South Korea chanted for the players to come down to greet them, while a mariachi band was on hand playing classic Mexican ballads in full voice.

Osorio, who is hoping to break Mexico's run of six successive round of 16 World Cup eliminations, said he spent a lot of time making sure complacency did not creep in after their win over Germany. The finish, a perfectly weighted dink - perhaps aided by the slightest of deflections by Rudiger - left Neuer with no chance (WATCH HERE).

Loew sent on Mario Gomez in place of Julian Draxler at half-time, and it took just three minutes of the second half for the equaliser to arrive.

Boateng had already walked by then, seeing a second yellow in the 82nd minute for a foul on Berg.

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