SWEDES AND SOUR
minute at Fisht Stadium. They felt they could have been ahead even earlier if the referee had called a penalty when Marcus Berg appeared to be fouled inside the area with a clear chance to score. There was no formal video review called for.
‘‘If we have the (VAR) system, it’s very unfortunate that he [the referee] can feel so secure in the moment that he doesn’t go and have a look at the situation,’’ Andersson said.
He and the Swedish players said they also couldn’t understand why Germany decided to celebrate near their bench.
‘‘You shouldn’t celebrate in front of our bench the way they did, that’s disrespectful,’’ Guidetti said. ‘‘You can celebrate with your own fans. Don’t celebrate in front of our bench like that. That’s why they apologised, because they knew they did something wrong.’’
Andersson said he was ‘‘very annoyed’’ by seeing the Germany team ‘‘running in our direction and rubbing it in our faces by making gestures’’.
In the other group F match, Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez scored a goal each to move Mexico closer to a spot in the round of 16 by beating South Korea 2-1.
Mexico, who upset Germany in their opening match, took the lead when Vela converted from the penalty spot in the 26th minute.
The Mexicans were awarded the penalty after Jang Hyun-soo handled the ball while trying to stop a cross from Andres Guardado. Hernandez added the second in the 66th, scoring his 50th goal for Mexico.
Son Heung-min scored a consolation goal for South Korea in injury time, sending a powerful shot past goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.