Sweden reached the last 16 of the World Cup finals on Wednesday in Yekaterinburg with a 3-0 win over Mexico who also go through because holders Germany failed to beat South Korea.

Ludwig Augustinsson scored five minutes into the second half converting Marcus Berg’s cross.

Hector Moreno then brought down Berg on 62 minutes and Andreas Granqvist slammed home the penalty to make it 2-0.

With 16 minutes left it was 3-0 when Edson Alvarez scored past his own keeper after Isaac Kiese Thelin had back-headed the ball into the area.

Sweden win Group F with six points. Mexico finish second, also with six. Germany and South Korea go home on three each after South Korea’s 2-0 win in their game.

It was a rollercoaster of emotions for Mexico who started nervously with Jesus Gallardo booked after just 10 seconds for climbing on Ola Toivonen.

Then goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was adjudged to have handled the ball outside of the area and from the free-kick Emil Forsberg went for goal and Ochoa had to parry to safety.

There was brief respite for Mexico and Carlos Vela bent a shot just wide of Robin Olsen’s post.


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