Sweden advanced to the World Cup round of 16 as Group F winners, Mexico finished second after the defeat, confirms the place in last 16...
In their last group match, Sweden secures a convincing 3-0 wins over Latin American side Mexico at Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg.
Ludwig Augustinsson and Andreas Granqvist, with a penalty, put Sweden in control before Edson Alvarez´s own goal saw the Scandinavians make certain of their place in the second round.
The game had a historic start with Jesus Gallardo collecting the fastest booking since World Cup records began, pulled up after just 13 seconds for a foul on Ola Toivonen.
Sweden opened the scoring five minutes after the break thanks to Augustinsson´s first international goal. They doubled their lead after 62nd minutes through Granqvist´s second spot-kick of the tournament.
Twelve minutes later Alvarez scored a calamitous own goal when he sliced the ball onto his standing leg from six yards and it bounced beyond Ochoa to give Sweden 3-0 lead.
It was a dismal game in Yekaterinburg for Mexico but they survived to make the last 16 after Germany was handed shocking 2-0 defeat by South Korea.
FULL-TIME: MEXICO 0-3 SWEDEN
90: Four minutes of added time.
89: Substitution for Mexico: Layun comes OFF and IN goes Oribe Peralta
88: Yellow card for Mikael Lusti(Sweden)
85: Yellow card for Miguel Layún Prado(Mexico)
80: Substitution for Sweden: Albin Ekdal comes OFF and IN goes Oscar Hiljemark
75: Substitution for Mexico: Guardado comes OFF and IN goes Jesus Manuel Corona
74: OWN GOAL!! Alvarez does it 3-0 for Sweden after!
68: Substitution for Sweden: Berg comes OFF and IN goes Isaac Thelin
65: Substitution for Mexico: Gallardo comes OFF and IN goes Marco Fabian
62: GOOAAALLL!! Granqvist makes it 2-0 for Sweden!
61: Yellow card Moreno (Mexico)
57: Substitution for Sweden: Sebastian Larsson comes OFF and IN goes Gustav Svensson
50: GOOAAALLLL!!! Ludwig Augustinsson gives lead to Sweden.
46: Second half proceedings underway...
HALF-TIME: MEXICO 0-0 SWEDEN
26 Yellow card for Seabstian Larsson(Sweden)
1: Yellow card for Jesus Gallardo(Mexico)
1: First half kick off
Subs: Pontus Jansson, Emil Krafth, Gustav Svensson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Isaac Thelin, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Oscar Hiljemark, Jimmy Durmaz, Marcus Rohden, Martin Olsson, Filip Helander, John Guidetti
Sweden line-up: Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Andreas Granqvist, Victor Lindelof, Ludwig Augustinsson; Albin Ekdal, Sebastian Larsson, Viktor Claesson, Emil Forsberg; Ola Toivonen, Marcus Berg
Subs: Oribe Peralta, Rafael Marquez, Giovani dos Santos, Erick Gutierrez, Jesus Manuel Corona, Raul Jimenez, Hugo Ayala, Jesus Corona, Marco Fabian, Javier Aquino, Jonathan dos Santos, Alfredo Talavera.
Mexico line-up: Guillermo Ochoa; Carlos Salcedo, Hector Moreno, Edson Alvarez, Jesus Gallardo; Hirving Lozano, Andres Guardado, Miguel Layun, Hector Herrera, Carlos Vela; Javier Hernandez.