Sweden Hoping to Snatch Knock Out Stage Spot from Mexico

Losing their last game against Germany in such dramatic fashion certainly left plenty disappointment for Sweden, but they’re not giving up on their chance of getting through the group stage as just yet.

In order to secure their qualification without relying on other teams, the Scandinavian side must beat current group leader, Mexico by two goals margin.

Although any victory might still give them that qualification shot, but if The Blue-Yellow squad only won with one goal margin and Germany won their tie, then it’s a no go for Janne Andersson’s boys.

Nevertheless, gunning for that type of win against Mexico won’t be an easy task, especially if Sweden doesn’t try to improve their offensive display.

As for El Tri, they’re are still high on confidence following their two group victories, though there’s certainly that slight bitterness knowing despite already collecting six points, there’s still a chance for them of going out from the tournament.

In order to secure their place in the last 16, Mexico are determined to maintain their fast paced attacking football and grab their third straight victories in the group stage.

However, just like their opponent, Juan Carlos Osorio’s men also have than tendency of not converting their chances that well.

That’s why, Osorio will hope that his side will still do enough in the final third to get them maximum result against Sweden.

Probable starting line up:

Sweden: Robin Olsen(g); Andreas Granqvist, Victor Lindeloff, Mikael Lustig, Ludwig Augustinsson; Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Viktor Claesson; Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen.

Mexico: Ochoa(g); Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo, Alvarez; Guardado, Herrera; Lozano, Vela, Layun; Hernandez.