Published: Sat, June 30, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Korea 'won't be drunk with success' after beating Germany

Korea 'won't be drunk with success' after beating Germany

Monday's later match pits Neymar and a Brazil lineup that seems to be finding its form against a mercurial Mexico squad that knocked off Germany and South Korea but got hammered by Sweden. A team only begins to gel later at the tournament, so it makes sense to bring some [players] in and let it go easy on them.

Along with England, Spain are the only past winners in the other side of the draw and they face Russian Federation in Moscow on Sunday, with question marks surrounding their back line, and the form of goalkeeper David De Gea.

Neymar has not yet captured his best form, but the five-time champions have other match-winners, not least Philippe Coutinho, and have looked strong at the back. Les Bleus did win Group C, yet they managed three goals. Two narrow wins over Peru and Australia confirmed qualification with a game to spare, but Les Bleus were held to a 0-0 draw by Denmark in their last outing. Their most impressive result came against Argentina, as they crushed their main rivals for top spot.

Son Heung-min said: 'Thank you to all of you who came today.

In stark contrast, the paper had used the same headline in 2014, alongside a photo of an elated Kroos, when Germany beat Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final.

Despite a day off on Friday, the day between the end of the group stage matches and the beginning of the high-tension knockouts, the excitement didn't die down.

"I always remember one player in the second World Cup in Mexico, Negrete, he scored an incredible goal, a bicycle kick in the Azteca, which stays for the history of football". They had a disappointing draw with Iceland (1:1) and a thorough beating from Croatia (0:3).

The knockout stages are upon us and the tournament is set for a number of exciting fixtures in the Round of 16.

Around 500 fans gathered at Incheon International Airport to greet Shin Tae-Yong's men after they caused one of the biggest shocks of the World Cup by eliminating reigning champions Germany.

They knew they were going home after just two matches of a disastrous trophy defence, as a 5-1 humbling at the hands of the Netherlands was followed by a 2-0 defeat against Chile at the Maracana.

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