Sweden Takes Commanding 3-0 Lead On Mexico, Putting El Tri On The Brink

Mexico is on the brink of elimination.

Mexico is collapsing. And now has to rely on South Korea holding off the Germany to advance to the Round of 16. The World Cup has been nothing short of wild and the ending of Group F is only going to add to the drama.

Sweden has taken a 3-0 lead on Mexico and has put El Tri in a nerve-wracking situation. Their first goal came off of a mini 3 on 2 where Viktor Claesson completely whiffed on a shot that fell to the feet of Ludwig Augustinsson.

Then Héctor Moreno made a stupid challenge that left the referee no choice but to award a penalty.

When it rains. It pours. Mexico then scored an own goal to pretty much solidfy needing a draw between South Korea and Germany. 

Here is the Group F Situation:

  • Mexico wins the group with a win or a draw. El Tri advances with a loss of one goal or less. El Tri advances with any loss if Germany fails to win. Germany wins the group with a win and a Sweden win if Die Mannschaft has a greater goal difference or scores more goals. Germany advances with a win and Mexico win or draw, or a win and a Sweden win with tiebreakers.
  • Germany advances with a draw and a Mexico win, or a Sweden draw with German tiebreakers. Germany advances with a loss with if Mexico wins and Germany has tiebreakers. Sweden wins the group with a win that’s a better result than Germany (or equal with tiebreakers). A Sweden win of two goals or more automatically qualifies Sweden regardless of other results.
  • Sweden advances with a win and Germany draw or loss or with a Germany win if it gets the edge in the tiebreakers. Sweden advances with a draw if Germany loses or Germany draws and Sweden has the edge on tiebreakers. Sweden advances with a loss if South Korea wins and Sweden has tiebreakers. South Korea must win and hope Sweden loses to have any chance.
  • South Korea advances with a win of two goals or more and a Sweden loss. South Korea advances with a win and Sweden loss if South Korea scores more goals.

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