Mexico is in a commanding position at the top of Group F, although Germany's dramatic late victor in a 2-1 victory over Sweden means, should results go against it on the final matchday, El Tri could yet fail to progress.
- Sweden's Ola Toivonen did not score in 23 matches for Toulouse in Ligue 1 in the 2017-18, failing with all 19 of his shots - at the 2018 World Cup, Toivonen has scored one goal from just two shots.
Toni Kroos said his last-gasp victor to seal a dramatic 2-1 win for Germany over Sweden that kept the holders' World Cup dreams alive made amends for his earlier mistake. That is completely unacceptable.
Durmaz, born in Sweden to Assyrian parents who had emigrated from Turkey, played down the abuse that had appeared on his Instagram account after the 2-1 defeat.
The Real Madrid midfielder told broadcaster ARD after the Sweden game that the team deserved criticism after their disjointed performance in their tournament opener, adding, "Many people would have been happy if we had gone out".
Even with a loss to Sweden, Mexico still goes through if Germany fails to beat South Korea. I will never let any racists destroy my pride.
Speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday night, Low said: "We have strong competition with us in the squad. We must disregard all forms of racism".
The victor was, in fact, a stunner: a free kick on the left side that Kroos rolled a yard ahead to his teammate Marco Reus, who had scored Germany's opening goal in the 54th minute. Sweden would move on in that scenario.
If Kroos' shot was deflected, a little too high, or didn't have the ideal whipping curl, Germany would be sitting with one point, needing a victory on its last group game and a lot of help to keep alive a streak of making the knockout round in every World Cup since 1938. "We will probably require a day of rest and then we will start preparing for South Korea".