Mexico 0 Sweden 3

Germany's Toni Kroos scores against Sweden

Sweden wins Group F and will face the runner-up of Group E (Brazil, Switzerland or Serbia) in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

Yekaterinburg - Sweden coach Janne Andersson was left "incredibly proud and nearly moved" by his team's 3-0 demolition of Mexico to qualify for the Soccer World Cup last 16 on Wednesday.

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Edson Alvarez inadvertently sent the ball into his own net as Sweden moved out of sight, but the silver lining for Mexico was that they advanced because of Germany's failure against South Korea - leaving the world champions bottom of the group.

But Osorio, relishing the improvement in the team's performances that has helped to silence his many critics at home, said Mexico would stay true to the brand of play that led them to a stunning 1-0 win over Germany and a 2-1 victory over South Korea. "Obviously they are a proud team and have nothing to lose and are potentially risky".

Twelve minutes later, captain Andreas Granqvist kept his concentration in the face of deafening boos and whistles from the Mexican fans to blast a penalty into the top left corner after Hector Moreno had brought down Marcus Berg.

Sweden, on the other hand, had its best showing of the cup. And since, with a victory, Sweden would automatically top Mexico as well, El Tri would find themselves out of the World Cup at the group stage. Should he play, all eyes will be on the forward's response to the racist social media abuse he received in the wake of the incident that prompted Sweden's squad to issue a united condemnation of the perpetrators.

"For the first time in many, many games when we play against a team that play that approach, direct football, we had this formation".

Sweden were very close to beating Germany and were denied at point by Toni Kroos in the last minute of the game.

Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is beaten from the penalty spot.

"We always knew we would have to fight all the way to the last game", Ochoa said.

West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez became the first Mexican player to score 50 goals for his country - in 104 appearances - with his strike against South Korea. Mexico has lost in the round of 16 for the past six World Cups in a row.

A draw will see them make sure of a berth in the next round and cement their status as group winners.

Sweden didn't panic despite missing early chances to score. And there is a strong belief within the team that they can beat Mexico.

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