2018 FIFA World Cup Group F

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Group F of the 2018 FIFA World Cup took place from 17 to 27 June 2018.[1] The group consisted of Germany, Mexico, Sweden, and South Korea. The top two teams advanced to the round of 16.[2]

Teams[change | change source]

Draw position Team Pot Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
October 2017[nb 1] June 2018
F1  Germany 1 UEFA UEFA Group C winners 5 October 2017 19th[nb 2] 2014 Winners (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014) 1
F2  Mexico 2 CONCACAF CONCACAF Fifth Round winners 1 September 2017 16th 2014 Quarter-finals (1970, 1986) 16
F3  Sweden 3 UEFA UEFA Second Round winners 13 November 2017 12th 2006 Runners-up (1958) 25
F4  South Korea 4 AFC AFC Third Round Group A runners-up 5 September 2017 10th 2014 Fourth place (2002) 62
Notes
  1. The rankings of October 2017 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. Germany competed between 1951 and 1990 as West Germany.

Standings[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6 Advance to knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1 6
3  South Korea 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
4  Germany 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16:

  • The winners of Group F will advance to play the runners-up of Group E.
  • The runners-up of Group F will advance to play the winners of Group E.

Matches[change | change source]

All times listed are local time.[1]

Germany vs Mexico[change | change source]

17 June 2018 (2018-06-17)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Germany  0–1  Mexico Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011[3]
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Report
Germany[4]
Mexico[4]
GK 1 Manuel Neuer (c)
RB 18 Joshua Kimmich
CB 17 Jérôme Boateng
CB 5 Mats Hummels YC 84'
LB 2 Marvin Plattenhardt Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
CM 8 Toni Kroos
CM 6 Sami Khedira Substituted off in the 60th minute 60'
RW 13 Thomas Müller YC 83'
AM 10 Mesut Özil
LW 7 Julian Draxler
CF 9 Timo Werner Substituted off in the 86th minute 86'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Marco Reus Substituted on in the 60th minute 60'
FW 23 Mario Gómez Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
MF 20 Julian Brandt Substituted on in the 86th minute 86'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
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GK 13 Guillermo Ochoa
RB 3 Carlos Salcedo
CB 2 Hugo Ayala
CB 15 Héctor Moreno YC 40'
LB 23 Jesús Gallardo
CM 16 Héctor Herrera YC 90'
CM 18 Andrés Guardado (c) Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
RW 7 Miguel Layún
AM 11 Carlos Vela Substituted off in the 58th minute 58'
LW 22 Hirving Lozano Substituted off in the 66th minute 66'
CF 14 Javier Hernández
Substitutions:
DF 21 Edson Álvarez Substituted on in the 58th minute 58'
FW 9 Raúl Jiménez Substituted on in the 66th minute 66'
DF 4 Rafael Márquez Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
Manager:
Colombia Juan Carlos Osorio

Man of the Match:
Hirving Lozano (Mexico)[5]

Assistant referees:[4]
Reza Sokhandan (Iran)
Mohammadreza Mansouri (Iran)
Fourth official:
Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
Fifth official:
Mohamed Al Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Video assistant referee:
Massimiliano Irrati (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
Carlos Astroza (Chile)
Mark Geiger (United States)

Sweden vs South Korea[change | change source]

18 June 2018 (2018-06-18)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Sweden  1–0  South Korea Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 42,300[6]
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Report
Sweden[7]
South Korea[7]
GK 1 Robin Olsen
RB 6 Ludwig Augustinsson
CB 4 Andreas Granqvist (c)
CB 18 Pontus Jansson
LB 2 Mikael Lustig
RM 17 Viktor Claesson YC 61'
CM 7 Sebastian Larsson Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
CM 8 Albin Ekdal Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
LM 10 Emil Forsberg
CF 9 Marcus Berg
CF 20 Ola Toivonen Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Oscar Hiljemark Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
FW 22 Isaac Kiese Thelin Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
MF 13 Gustav Svensson Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
Manager:
Janne Andersson
SWE-KOR 2018-06-18.svg
GK 23 Cho Hyun-woo
RB 2 Lee Yong
CB 20 Jang Hyun-soo
CB 19 Kim Young-gwon
LB 6 Park Joo-ho Substituted off in the 28th minute 28'
CM 17 Lee Jae-sung
CM 16 Ki Sung-yueng (c)
CM 13 Koo Ja-cheol Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
RF 11 Hwang Hee-chan YC 55'
CF 9 Kim Shin-wook YC 13' Substituted off in the 66th minute 66'
LF 7 Son Heung-min
Substitutions:
DF 12 Kim Min-woo Substituted on in the 28th minute 28'
MF 15 Jung Woo-young Substituted on in the 66th minute 66'
MF 10 Lee Seung-woo Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
Manager:
Shin Tae-yong

Man of the Match:
Andreas Granqvist (Sweden)[8]

Assistant referees:[7]
Juan Zumba (El Salvador)
Juan Carlos Mora (Costa Rica)
Fourth official:
Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)
Fifth official:
Bertrand Brial (New Caledonia)
Video assistant referee:
Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
Taleb Al Maari (Qatar)
Daniele Orsato (Italy)

South Korea vs Mexico[change | change source]

23 June 2018 (2018-06-23)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
South Korea  1–2  Mexico Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance: 43,472[9]
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Report
South Korea[10]
Mexico[10]
GK 23 Cho Hyun-woo
RB 2 Lee Yong YC 63'
CB 20 Jang Hyun-soo
CB 19 Kim Young-gwon YC 58'
LB 12 Kim Min-woo Substituted off in the 84th minute 84'
RM 18 Moon Seon-min Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
CM 8 Ju Se-jong Substituted off in the 64th minute 64'
CM 16 Ki Sung-yueng (c)
LM 11 Hwang Hee-chan
CF 17 Lee Jae-sung
CF 7 Son Heung-min
Substitutions:
MF 10 Lee Seung-woo YC 72' Substituted on in the 64th minute 64'
MF 15 Jung Woo-young YC 80' Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
DF 14 Hong Chul Substituted on in the 84th minute 84'
Manager:
Shin Tae-yong
KOR-MEX 2018-06-23.svg
GK 13 Guillermo Ochoa
RB 21 Edson Álvarez
CB 3 Carlos Salcedo
CB 15 Héctor Moreno
LB 23 Jesús Gallardo
CM 7 Miguel Layún
CM 16 Héctor Herrera
CM 18 Andrés Guardado (c) Substituted off in the 68th minute 68'
RF 11 Carlos Vela Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
CF 14 Javier Hernández
LF 22 Hirving Lozano Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
Substitutions:
DF 4 Rafael Márquez Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
MF 17 Jesús Manuel Corona Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
MF 10 Giovani dos Santos Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
Manager:
Colombia Juan Carlos Osorio

Man of the Match:
Javier Hernández (Mexico)[11]

Assistant referees:[10]
Milovan Ristić (Serbia)
Dalibor Đurđević (Serbia)
Fourth official:
John Pitti (Panama)
Fifth official:
Gabriel Victoria (Panama)
Video assistant referee:
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
Carlos Astroza (Chile)
Tiago Martins (Portugal)

Germany vs Sweden[change | change source]

23 June 2018 (2018-06-23)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Germany  2–1  Sweden Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 44,287[12]
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Report
Germany[13]
Sweden[13]
GK 1 Manuel Neuer (c)
RB 18 Joshua Kimmich
CB 16 Antonio Rüdiger
CB 17 Jérôme Boateng Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 71', 82'
LB 3 Jonas Hector Substituted off in the 87th minute 87'
CM 19 Sebastian Rudy Substituted off in the 31st minute 31'
CM 8 Toni Kroos
RW 13 Thomas Müller
AM 7 Julian Draxler Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
LW 11 Marco Reus
CF 9 Timo Werner
Substitutions:
MF 21 İlkay Gündoğan Substituted on in the 31st minute 31'
FW 23 Mario Gómez Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 20 Julian Brandt Substituted on in the 87th minute 87'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
GER-SWE 2018-06-23.svg
GK 1 Robin Olsen
RB 2 Mikael Lustig
CB 3 Victor Lindelöf
CB 4 Andreas Granqvist (c)
LB 6 Ludwig Augustinsson
RM 17 Viktor Claesson Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
CM 7 Sebastian Larsson YC 90+7'
CM 8 Albin Ekdal YC 52'
LM 10 Emil Forsberg
CF 9 Marcus Berg Substituted off in the 90th minute 90'
CF 20 Ola Toivonen Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
Substitutions:
MF 21 Jimmy Durmaz Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
FW 11 John Guidetti Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
FW 22 Isaac Kiese Thelin Substituted on in the 90th minute 90'
Manager:
Janne Andersson

Man of the Match:
Marco Reus (Germany)[14]

Assistant referees:[13]
Paweł Sokolnicki (Poland)
Tomasz Listkiewicz (Poland)
Fourth official:
Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Fifth official:
Toru Sagara (Japan)
Video assistant referee:
Clément Turpin (France)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Cyril Gringore (France)
Paolo Valeri (Italy)

South Korea vs Germany[change | change source]

27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
South Korea  2–0  Germany Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 41,835[15]
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
Report
South Korea[16]
Germany[16]
GK 23 Cho Hyun-woo
RB 2 Lee Yong
CB 5 Yun Young-sun
CB 19 Kim Young-gwon
LB 14 Hong Chul
RM 17 Lee Jae-sung YC 23'
CM 15 Jung Woo-young YC 9'
CM 20 Jang Hyun-soo
LM 18 Moon Seon-min YC 48' Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
CF 13 Koo Ja-cheol Substituted off in the 56th minute 56'
CF 7 Son Heung-min (c) YC 65'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Hwang Hee-chan Substituted on in the 56th minute 56' Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
MF 8 Ju Se-jong Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
DF 22 Go Yo-han Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
Manager:
Shin Tae-yong
KOR-GER 2018-06-27.svg
GK 1 Manuel Neuer (c)
RB 18 Joshua Kimmich
CB 5 Mats Hummels
CB 15 Niklas Süle
LB 3 Jonas Hector Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
CM 6 Sami Khedira Substituted off in the 56th minute 56'
CM 8 Toni Kroos
RW 14 Leon Goretzka Substituted off in the 63rd minute 63'
AM 10 Mesut Özil
LW 11 Marco Reus
CF 9 Timo Werner
Substitutions:
FW 23 Mario Gómez Substituted on in the 58th minute 58'
FW 13 Thomas Müller Substituted on in the 63rd minute 63'
MF 20 Julian Brandt Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
Manager:
Joachim Löw

Man of the Match:
Cho Hyun-woo (South Korea)[17]

Assistant referees:[16]
Joe Fletcher (Canada)
Frank Anderson (United States)
Fourth official:
Julio Bascuñán (Chile)
Fifth official:
Christian Schiemann (Chile)
Video assistant referee:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Tiago Martins (Portugal)
Corey Rockwell (United States)
Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)

Mexico vs Sweden[change | change source]

27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
19:00 YEKT (UTC+5)
Mexico  0–3  Sweden Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Attendance: 33,061[18]
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Report
Mexico[19]
Sweden[19]
GK 13 Guillermo Ochoa
RB 21 Edson Álvarez
CB 3 Carlos Salcedo
CB 15 Héctor Moreno YC 61'
LB 23 Jesús Gallardo YC 1' Substituted off in the 65th minute 65'
CM 18 Andrés Guardado (c) Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
CM 16 Héctor Herrera
RW 7 Miguel Layún YC 86' Substituted off in the 89th minute 89'
AM 11 Carlos Vela
LW 22 Hirving Lozano
CF 14 Javier Hernández
Substitutions:
MF 8 Marco Fabián Substituted on in the 65th minute 65'
MF 17 Jesús Manuel Corona Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
FW 19 Oribe Peralta Substituted on in the 89th minute 89'
Manager:
Colombia Juan Carlos Osorio
MEX-SWE 2018-06-27.svg
GK 1 Robin Olsen
RB 2 Mikael Lustig YC 88'
CB 3 Victor Lindelöf
CB 4 Andreas Granqvist (c)
LB 6 Ludwig Augustinsson
RM 17 Viktor Claesson
CM 7 Sebastian Larsson YC 26' Substituted off in the 57th minute 57'
CM 8 Albin Ekdal Substituted off in the 80th minute 80'
LM 10 Emil Forsberg
CF 9 Marcus Berg Substituted off in the 68th minute 68'
CF 20 Ola Toivonen
Substitutions:
MF 13 Gustav Svensson Substituted on in the 57th minute 57'
FW 22 Isaac Kiese Thelin Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
MF 15 Oscar Hiljemark Substituted on in the 80th minute 80'
Manager:
Janne Andersson

Man of the Match:
Ludwig Augustinsson (Sweden)[20]

Assistant referees:[19]
Hernán Maidana (Argentina)
Juan Pablo Bellati (Argentina)
Fourth official:
Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
Fifth official:
Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay)
Video assistant referee:
Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Gery Vargas (Bolivia)
Carlos Astroza (Chile)
Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)

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