Sweden lost to a last-minute goal against 10-man Germany at the weekend, leaving them needing to better the champions' result on Wednesday, and against most expectations a goal rush from the Swedes transformed the group order.
Mexico's fans in Russia can go ahead and book their accommodation in the southwestern Russian city of Samara, where Mexico will take on its round of 16 opponent on July 2, while those back home will no doubt be once again glued to their screens.
Captain Andreas Granqvist puts the ball beyond the reach of Guillermo Ochoa to double the advantage for his side. Hernandez notched his 50th worldwide goal in Mexico's 2-1 win over South Korea on Saturday. "Let's hope the height of the players will play a part because we're good in those situations", Andersson said, adding that he may not make too many changes to the team that started the last match.
Mexico defender Edson Alvarez diverted the ball into his own goal following a throw-in as Sweden ran out easy winners, with both teams qualifying for the round of 16.
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It capped an emotional week for the Blue-Yellow. The team made a statement on Sunday defending team-mate Jimmy Durmaz from criticism and racist attacks after his late foul led to a free-kick that won the game for Germany.
Alvarez's own goal was the seventh overall of the World Cup, one more than the previous record in 1998.
Serbia finished in third place in Group E with three points.
The biggest problem for Mexico, who will have the majority of the Yekaterinburg Arena behind them on Wednesday, will be complacency.
Brazil struck in the 36th minute after Philippe Coutinho delivered a lovely ball in behind the Serbian back line. All Mexico needs to win the group is a draw against the Swedes.
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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia - Already mathematically eliminated from the knockout stage, Costa Rica equalized twice in the second half, including once in stoppage time, to claim a draw and its only point of the World Cup.
With a 2-0 lead in its pocket and Mexico watching the score from the other match, Sweden took total control.
Goalkeeper Ochoa during this morning's game. If we've learned anything over the past two weeks, it's that anything can happen at this World Cup.
"We are fearless enough not only to dream, but to work on those dreams so that we can make them true", Hernandez said.
"This is certainly not an ideal scenario", Switzerland midfielder Blerim Dzemaili said. "This is very disappointing".
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