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22 Jun 2018

Sweden: 4 things they need to do to beat Germany

Sweden: 4 things they need to do to beat Germany

A win for Sweden against Germany could see many people's favourites and the current World Cup holders crash out in the group stages.

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Germany have been beaten once already, so why not again? That will be the message Janne Andersson sends to his players ahead of Saturday's game against the current world champions.

They remain the underdogs, and very few predict successive defeats for Germany. But Mexico's impressive 1-0 victory over Joachim Löw has given Sweden some hope.

Germany are not the invulnerable force they appeared in 2014. Mexico showed that. Had they been more ruthless, they might have won the game more convincingly.

Sweden will look to replicate the effectiveness of Mexico's performance. It will provide some inspiration, and perhaps some clues, as to how they can avoid defeat.