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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.

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Germany gave themselves a lifeline with Toni Kroos’ late winner against Sweden and must now finish job against South Korea.

A win worth its weight in gold means Germany will reach the knockout stages if they beat South Korea by two or more goals.

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Germany and South Korea have played each other three times before.

Germany won the first two, at the 1994 and 2002 World Cups, but South Korea won a friendly 3-1 in 2004.

Germany midfielder Sebastian Rudy has been ruled out of the team’s final group game against South Korea at the World Cup after suffering multiple fractures to his nose.

Coach Joachim Loew said Tuesday on the eve of the match that Rudy hadn’t recovered after undergoing surgery.

Rudy picked up the injury during his team’s 2-1 win over Sweden last week. He was forced to leave the pitch after a Swedish player’s boot slammed into his nose in the first half as he was on the ground.

Loew said it wouldn’t make sense to make Rudy play with a protective mask. “It’s two or three days too early,” he said.

The German coach will also be without defender Jerome Boateng, who is suspended after getting sent off against Sweden. “All other players are available,” Loew said.

Sweden vs Mexico

Sweden has two wins in two matches at the World Cup, but it still must get a result vs. Sweden when they meet on Wednesday to stave off the possibility of not going through.

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Mexico needs needs just a draw against Sweden to keep control of its own destiny and advance. A loss would open the door for Germany and Sweden to unseat El Tri via tiebreaker and send Juan Carlos Osorio’s side home despite its six points.

Sweden enters the with three points and will be kicking itself for not having a point more after letting a draw vs. Germany slip away. It remains alive for the knockout stage, though it will likely need a win and some help to ensure it goes through.

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Despite the fact that El Tri have already found a way to earn two victories in Group F, a place in the knockout stage remains unsecured. On Wednesday, manager Juan Carlos Osorio will seek to finally guarantee their spot when his team faces off against Sweden.

Ahead of the final group-stage clash, here are the three biggest questions facing Mexico:

1. Will Mexico find a way to break down Sweden’s sturdy defense?

When it comes to defining Sweden’s style of play, it’s no secret that the team favors a compact and highly organized approach through a 4-4-2. Through this game plan, the Scandinavian side kept South Korea scoreless in a 1-0 win to kick off its World Cup journey. In the recent 2-1 loss to Germany, Sweden’s conservative style was once again impressive in the narrow defeat.

Looking ahead, Mexico’s next opponent will likely utilize this cautious approach once again.

Due to the fact that Mexico will run into plenty of Swedish players behind the ball, quick and creative players such as Carlos Vela and Hirving Lozano will be necessary to find success. If needed, another pacey option such as Jesus Corona also has the talent to break down the opposition.

In a match that will probably be reminiscent of a CONCACAF clash, Mexico will need to find a way past the European rivals who will be more than happy to sit back and wait for counters.

Wednesday’s game represents not only an opportunity to qualify for the knockout round but also a chance to make history.

In the World Cup, Mexico has never finished the group stage with three victories. If El Tri can find a way to defeat Sweden, this would mark the first time that the North American giant charges through the first round without a single draw or loss. The achievement would be massive for the national side that nearly missed out on qualifying for the major tournament in 2014.

If Mexico is truly a dark horse in this year’s World Cup, nothing would highlight the potential of Osorio’s men more than a perfect run through Group F. Although the squad has yet to accomplish this goal, it isn’t too presumptuous to assume that El Tri will be heading to the final group stage match as the favorite over Sweden.

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Mexico need to avoid defeat against Sweden if they are to win their group, and still have not secured a spot in the last 16 round

Group F comes to a conclusion on Wednesday as Mexico and Sweden face off at the Central Stadium in Ekaterinburg.

Mexico currently top the group but their spot isn’t completely secure as both Sweden and Germany sit in second place and level with three points apiece. The South American side need to avoid a loss to Sweden should Germany win their remaining fixture against South Korea, who are already eliminated.

Sweden have an outside chance of making it to the last 16 should they win against Mexico and better their goal difference, though they come off the backs of a disappointing last minute 2-1 loss to holders Germany.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the final Group F fixture between Mexico and Sweden on Wednesday.

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Mexico have no new injury concerns ahead of their final group stage clash though manager Juan Carlos Osorio will be careful not to be complacent with his side, as they still need to secure the top spot with at least a draw.

Hector Moreno and Hector Herrera are both on yellow cards.

Potential Mexico XI: Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez.

Like Mexico, Sweden have no new injury worries but three players – three Swedes – Viktor Claesson, Sebastian Larsson and Albin Ekdal – are all on yellow cards.

Potential Sweden XI: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson; Claesson, Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Toivonen, Berg.

Mexico are 6/4 favourites to win the tie according to dabblebet, while a draw is available at 23/10. Sweden are priced at 2/1 victory.

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Mexico’s emphatic 1-0 win over defending champions Germany in their opening fixture of the tournament was an unprecedented success.

Their win threw Group F wide open as El Tri sat top of the table, and Sweden could have even taken points off of Germany in their second fixture after leading in the first half but were dealt with a crushing loss in stoppage time. After an equalising goal by Marco Reus, Toni Kroos slotted in home from a free kick at the death.

El Tri are the only side to have won both their fixtures but they are not yet guaranteed a spot in the last 16. Sweden and Germany have identical records going into the final match – both ides having won one and lost one, scoring two and conceding two – and Mexico need to just avoid defeat against Sweden if they are to win their group.

To make matters all the more interesting, South Korea still have a very slim chance of making it to the last 16 – but they need a win against Germany, a victory for Mexico and a superior goal difference.