2018 FIFA World Cup Group F

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]

TeamsEdit

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.

StandingsEdit

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.

MatchesEdit

All times listed are local time.[1]

Germany vs MexicoEdit

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   84'
LB 2 Marvin Plattenhardt   79'
CM 8 Toni Kroos
CM 6 Sami Khedira   60'
RW 13 Thomas Müller   83'
AM 10 Mesut Özil
LW 7 Julian Draxler
CF 9 Timo Werner   86'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Marco Reus   60'
FW 23 Mario Gómez   79'
MF 20 Julian Brandt   86'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
 
GK 13 Guillermo Ochoa
RB 3 Carlos Salcedo
CB 2 Hugo Ayala
CB 15 Héctor Moreno   40'
LB 23 Jesús Gallardo
CM 16 Héctor Herrera   90'
CM 18 Andrés Guardado (c)   74'
RW 7 Miguel Layún
AM 11 Carlos Vela   58'
LW 22 Hirving Lozano   66'
CF 14 Javier Hernández
Substitutions:
DF 21 Edson Álvarez   58'
FW 9 Raúl Jiménez   66'
DF 4 Rafael Márquez   74'
Manager:
  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 KoreaEdit

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   61'
CM 7 Sebastian Larsson   81'
CM 8 Albin Ekdal   71'
LM 10 Emil Forsberg
CF 9 Marcus Berg
CF 20 Ola Toivonen   77'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Oscar Hiljemark   71'
FW 22 Isaac Kiese Thelin   77'
MF 13 Gustav Svensson   81'
Manager:
Janne Andersson
 
GK 23 Cho Hyun-woo
RB 2 Lee Yong
CB 20 Jang Hyun-soo
CB 19 Kim Young-gwon
LB 6 Park Joo-ho   28'
CM 17 Lee Jae-sung
CM 16 Ki Sung-yueng (c)
CM 13 Koo Ja-cheol   73'
RF 11 Hwang Hee-chan   55'
CF 9 Kim Shin-wook   13'   66'
LF 7 Son Heung-min
Substitutions:
DF 12 Kim Min-woo   28'
MF 15 Jung Woo-young   66'
MF 10 Lee Seung-woo   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 MexicoEdit

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   63'
CB 20 Jang Hyun-soo
CB 19 Kim Young-gwon   58'
LB 12 Kim Min-woo   84'
RM 18 Moon Seon-min   77'
CM 8 Ju Se-jong   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   72'   64'
MF 15 Jung Woo-young   80'   77'
DF 14 Hong Chul   84'
Manager:
Shin Tae-yong
 
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)   68'
RF 11 Carlos Vela   77'
CF 14 Javier Hernández
LF 22 Hirving Lozano   71'
Substitutions:
DF 4 Rafael Márquez   68'
MF 17 Jesús Manuel Corona   71'
MF 10 Giovani dos Santos   77'
Manager:
  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 SwedenEdit

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     71', 82'
LB 3 Jonas Hector   87'
CM 19 Sebastian Rudy   31'
CM 8 Toni Kroos
RW 13 Thomas Müller
AM 7 Julian Draxler   46'
LW 11 Marco Reus
CF 9 Timo Werner
Substitutions:
MF 21 İlkay Gündoğan   31'
FW 23 Mario Gómez   46'
MF 20 Julian Brandt   87'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
 
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   74'
CM 7 Sebastian Larsson   90+7'
CM 8 Albin Ekdal   52'
LM 10 Emil Forsberg
CF 9 Marcus Berg   90'
CF 20 Ola Toivonen   78'
Substitutions:
MF 21 Jimmy Durmaz   74'
FW 11 John Guidetti   78'
FW 22 Isaac Kiese Thelin   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 GermanyEdit

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   23'
CM 15 Jung Woo-young   9'
CM 20 Jang Hyun-soo
LM 18 Moon Seon-min   48'   69'
CF 13 Koo Ja-cheol   56'
CF 7 Son Heung-min (c)   65'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Hwang Hee-chan   56'   79'
MF 8 Ju Se-jong   69'
DF 22 Go Yo-han   79'
Manager:
Shin Tae-yong
 
GK 1 Manuel Neuer (c)
RB 18 Joshua Kimmich
CB 5 Mats Hummels
CB 15 Niklas Süle
LB 3 Jonas Hector   78'
CM 6 Sami Khedira   56'
CM 8 Toni Kroos
RW 14 Leon Goretzka   63'
AM 10 Mesut Özil
LW 11 Marco Reus
CF 9 Timo Werner
Substitutions:
FW 23 Mario Gómez   58'
FW 13 Thomas Müller   63'
MF 20 Julian Brandt   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 SwedenEdit

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   61'
LB 23 Jesús Gallardo   1'   65'
CM 18 Andrés Guardado (c)   75'
CM 16 Héctor Herrera
RW 7 Miguel Layún   86'   89'
AM 11 Carlos Vela
LW 22 Hirving Lozano
CF 14 Javier Hernández
Substitutions:
MF 8 Marco Fabián   65'
MF 17 Jesús Manuel Corona   75'
FW 19 Oribe Peralta   89'
Manager:
  Juan Carlos Osorio
 
GK 1 Robin Olsen
RB 2 Mikael Lustig   88'
CB 3 Victor Lindelöf
CB 4 Andreas Granqvist (c)
LB 6 Ludwig Augustinsson
RM 17 Viktor Claesson
CM 7 Sebastian Larsson   26'   57'
CM 8 Albin Ekdal   80'
LM 10 Emil Forsberg
CF 9 Marcus Berg   68'
CF 20 Ola Toivonen
Substitutions:
MF 13 Gustav Svensson   57'
FW 22 Isaac Kiese Thelin   68'
MF 15 Oscar Hiljemark   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)

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "Regulations – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia" (PDF). FIFA.com.
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  6. "Match report – Group F – Sweden-Korea Republic" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
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