Sweden impelled themselves into the World Cup knockout stage with a nice looking triumph over Mexico that qualified them as Group F champs and sentenced Germany to early disposal.
Mexico, fixed on the counter assault and from the punishment spot before yielding a possess objective, joined Sweden in achieving the following round as sprinters up notwithstanding the thrashing after the guarding champions additionally lost.
Sweden additionally had a first-half punishment assert for a handball by Javier Hernandez that was denied in spite of setting off to a VAR audit, yet at last it made a difference minimal following three second-half objectives.
Ludwig Augustinsson terminated Sweden ahead five minutes after the break when a Viktor Claesson mis-hit accidentally discovered him free at the far post, before Andreas Granqvist crushed in a punishment 12 minutes after the fact following a Hector Moreno stumble on Marcus Berg.
Mexico – who went close through a twisting Carlos Vela exertion in the principal half – squeezed hard for an answer yet were rebuffed again when Edson Alvarez cumbersomely turned in an endeavored freedom past his own attendant.
Juan Carlos Osorio’s side, so splendid in two past wins over Germany and South Korea, ought to have no less than an objective from their disappointing execution however for woeful Vela header in the end arranges.