South Korea v Germany

Germany's Toni Kroos celebrates scoring their winner. REUTERS  Michael Dalder

Germany's Toni Kroos celebrates scoring their winner. REUTERS Michael Dalder

On the good side of things, however, they can still hope to qualify if they beat Germany by more than two goals and hope that Mexico beat Sweden.

It puts Germany level with Sweden on points and goal difference, and now they must at least match their rivals' result against Mexico to have a chance of making the knockout rounds.

And, speaking at his prematch news conference, Bundestrainer Low said that he does not want to be involved in a nailbiting finish. Jerome Boateng, who was sent off against Sweden, will be replaced and many now anticipate that we will begin to see the Germany we have become accustomed to at major tournaments in this final group game.

If Korea is to produce an unlikely result, it needs to score goals and its best hope in that regard is the Tottenham forward.

"We have to do our duty and win the game, preferably not by just 1-0 but higher".

"To be honest, Germany are a lot stronger than us and it won't be easy", he said.

"However, I am quite convinced that if we play in a liberated way and with the same fluent style, quality and passion that we invested against Sweden, South Korea will have a hard time beating us".

If Germany were to ultimately be eliminated from the competition after this match, it would be the third successive reigning champion to not get out of the group stage. "We were much better in the transition play against Sweden, twice better than against Mexico".

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Ulsan Hyundai defender Joo-Ho Park is the only injury doubt for South Korea as he struggles to recover from a thigh injury, per the official Bundesliga website.

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Germany´s midfielder Toni Kroos (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Sweden at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 23, 2018.

South Korea's only victory against Germany was in a friendly in 2004.

Germany were resilient in their come-from-behind victory against Sweden, showing the spirit of a champion side - but not the quality of one.

This could be the most dramatic ending to a group at this World Cup.

"Our World Cup begins today", the superstar said.

Germany have been poor so far at the World Cup.

Son Heung-min attempted eight shots in South Korea's loss to Mexico - three more than the Taegeuk Warriors managed in their opening match against Sweden (five shots).

They have won 15 of their last 17 competitive matches (D1, L1) since losing to France at Euro 2016.

Down to ten men and still controlling the pace of the match, a visibly frustrated German side continued its attack, and finally struck through in what was likely the team's final chance of the match, with Toni Kroos playing hero in the 95th minute.

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