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Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup

Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup

"I am Swedish and I am proud to represent the Swedish national team - it is the biggest thing you can do as a footballer".

Nearly instantly, Durmaz's Instagram account began to be flooded with racist comments and threats.

Durmaz was born in Sweden to Assyrian parents who emigrated there from Turkey.

You can see Durmaz's full statement and the team's response as well below.

It was Hernandez's 50th goal for his country and his fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico's leading scorer in soccer's global showpiece tournament.

"At the same time I want to thank everyone who has been supportive and showed their love - it means an terrible lot".

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On Sunday, the Swedish FA complained to Russian police on behalf of the player. It warms us all. "Completely unacceptable", Sjostrand said, Reuters reported.

In fact, if both Sweden and Germany win by one goal, the only way Mexico advances over Germany is if its game with Sweden has more total goals than Germany-South Korea.

The squad then joined Durmaz in a collective shout of "F*** racism!" before applauding and jogging off to begin their training session.

"Now we have to recover and we don't have much time before we have to beat Korea, when we have to play convincingly", said Kroos.

"Some of the German leaders of the team celebrated by running in our direction and rubbing into our faces by making gestures and that really got me annoyed and angry", said the Sweden coach whose team had led 1-0. "There was a lot of feelings".

After losing in the closing minutes to Germany and seeing their winger Jimmy Durmaz subjected to a storm of racial hatred on social media, the players and staff presented a united front as they packed their bags before heading to Ekaterinburg to meet Mexico.


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