Germany vs. South Korea live stream info, channel: How to watch World Cup 2018 on TV and online
Group F will come to a scintillating close on Wednesday with South Korea clashing with defending champions Germany at the Kazan Arena.
Germany were in danger of crashing out at the group stage four years on from their heroics in Brazil after losing to Mexico in their opening game, but kept their hopes of defending their title alive by clinching a last-minute 2-1 win over Sweden in the following game.
It’s been a disappointing tournament for the South Koreans as they have lost their two opening matches but still have a very slim mathematical chance of making it to the last 16, should they pull off an upset and win over Germany.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of the final Group F Fixture between the two sides.
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South Korea’s Park Joo-hoo is the only injury concern as he is sidelined for the Germany game due to a thigh injury that he picked up against Sweden.
Potential South Korea XI: Hyun-woo, Min-woo, Young-gwon, Hyun-soo, Yong, Sung-yueng, Seon-min, Jae-sung, Hee-chan, Heung-min.
Die Mannschaft will be without the services of Jerome Boateng following sending off against Sweden, which means that he wil miss the South Korea game due to suspension. Sebastian Rudy is also expected to be left out of the side after being left out of the squad due to a suspected broken nose.
Defender Mats Hummels is also a doubt for the squad as he is still sporting a back injury.
Potential Germany XI: Neuer, Hector, Sule, Rudiger, Kimmich, Kroos, Khedira, Muller, Ozil, Reus, Werner.
South Korea are priced at 12/1 to win the tie according to dabblebet , while a draw is available at 6/1. A win for the defending champions is priced at 1/5.
Germany were set to follow in the “Champions’ Curse” after losing to Mexico in their opening fixture and trailing 1-0 to Sweden in the first half of the next game. Die Mannschaft, however, managed to steal a winning goal through a Toni Kroos free-kick in the dying minutes of stoppage time and remain second in Group F.
Should the Germans win against South Korea and better the goal difference of Sweden should the Swedes register a victory over Mexico, they will progress through to the next round. Should Sweden win against Mexico and Germany lose to South Korea, however, the defending champions will be eliminated from the tournament.
There was much to be said about the strength of Germany’s squad that manager Joachim Low was able to afford to leave behind Manchester City starlet Leroy Sane. Questions were raised, however, after the unimpressive opening display against El Tri as well as the unconvincing first half performance against Sweden where they found themselves losing 1-0.