Low: We will get re­quired re­sult

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

JOACHIM Low is de­ter­mined Ger­many will prove masters of their own World Cup fate by get­ting the re­sult they need in their fi­nal Group F match against South Korea in Kazan.

The reign­ing cham­pi­ons se­cured a dra­matic 2-1 vic­tory over Swe­den with a fine strike from Toni Kroos deep into stop­page time, which put them back on course for the last 16 af­ter los­ing their open­ing match against Mex­ico.

Ger­many can guar­an­tee qual­i­fi­ca­tion if they beat South Korea by at least two goals, with Swe­den, who also have three points, hav­ing to hope re­sults go their way to progress.

Low does not want to leave any­thing out of Ger­many’s con­trol.

“I am not one who plays through the dif­fer­ent sce­nar­ios. Of course, I will be i nformed about t he score be­tween Mex­ico and Swe­den in or­der to re­act if nec­es­sary but we have to cre­ate clar­ity with our own re­sult,” he said. “We have to win if pos­si­ble with two goals dif­fer­ence. It’s up to our own per­for­mance and we have to do ev­ery­thing we can to do it on our own.”

Ger­many will be with­out sus­pended de­fender Jerome Boateng fol­low­ing his red card against Swe­den, while mid­fielder Se­bas­tian Rudy will not fea­ture af­ter need­ing surgery on a frac­tured nose suf­fered dur­ing the match in Sochi.

It re­mains pos­si­ble, how­ever un­likely, for South Korea to still reach the last 16. “We have a 1% chance, a small hope and we will try to find the op­por­tu­nity to have a won­der­ful end to the World Cup,” said coach Shin Tae-yong.

Tot­ten­ham mid­fielder Son Heung-min is ready for the chal­lenge. He said: “Ger­many is a lot stronger team than we are but we have to have the mind­set that we can do it.”

Ger­many man­ager Joachim Low.

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