Kroos keeps Germany alive in the World Cup


In a must win match for Germany, Kroos popped up to be Germany’s hero on the night.


A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Real Madrid star midfielder, Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16 and end the curse of the World Cup.


Kroos curled in a superb strike from an indirect free kick assisted by Reus to grab the three points for the four-times world champions who are now level with Sweden in Group F on three points and behind Mexico who have six.


Sweden took the lead in the 32nd minute when Ola Toivonen finished confidently after Germany’s Toni Kroos gave the ball away in midfield.


Marco Reus equalised in the 48th minute, meeting a low cross from Timo Werner, and despite having Jerome Boateng sent off in the 82nd minute, Germany kept going and Kroos earned them a famous win.


The Swedes consistently played with fire as the Germans racked up the chances in the opening minutes, but having weathered that storm they gradually began to threaten on the break, and Marcus Berg was denied a good shout for a penalty when he appeared to be bundled over by Boateng.


With the constant pressure the Swedes were meant to endure all through the match, it was only fitting that the Germans went with all three points.


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