FIFA World Cup 2018, Day 14: Brazil, Sweden Win; Switzerland Held
Sweden propelled themselves into the World Cup knockout stage with a handsome victory over Mexico that qualified them as Group F winners and condemned Germany to early elimination. Brazil avoided the sort of shock result that had earlier seen Germany knocked out of the World Cup by defeating Serbia to finish top of Group E and book a last-16 tie against Mexico. Switzerland were held to a 2-2 draw by Costa Rica in their final Group E clash.
Ludwig Augustinsson fired Sweden ahead five minutes after the break against Mexico. (All images courtesy: AFP)
Andreas Granqvist smashed home a penalty for Sweden in the 62nd minute for Sweden against Mexico.
Mexico's Edson Alvarez clumsily turned an attempted clearance past his own keeper in the 74th minute against Sweden.
In the Group E match, Paulinho gave Brazil the lead in the 36th minute against Serbia.
Thiago Silva scored the second goal for Brazil against Serbia.
Dzemaili broke the deadlock for Switzerland in the 31st minute against Costa Rica.
Kendall Waston got back Costa Rica on level terms against Switzerland in the 56th minute.