World Cup 2018: Mexico 0-3 Sweden – 5 things we learned

Mexico and Sweden qualified at Germany’s expense at the end of a thrilling afternoon of World Cup football.

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Mexico threatened to throw their good work in the tournament so far away with a humbling 3-0 defeat at the hands of Sweden but both sides qualified for the Round of 16 thanks to Germany’s shock defeat to South Korea.

Ludwig Augustinsson and Andreas Granqvist scored before an own goal from Edson Alvarez to ensure that the Swedes ended up topping the group, with the two sides finishing level on six points ahead of Germany and South Korea on three apiece.

It was a stunning conclusion to Group F – but what did we learn from the game?