Sweden coach JanneAndersson has opened up on the provocative celebrations of the Germans following their loss in the second group game. Sweden needed a win or a draw to favour their objective of going through to the next stage. They scored the first goal but wasted opportunities of getting another. The Germans responded in the second half and went on to win in practically the last kick of the game.
FIFA disciplinary committee has begun proceedings against Germany media co-coordinator Ulrich Voigt and the head of the backroom staff Georg Behlau for their conduct after the final whistle. The German FA (DFB) have suspended the duo for the final group fixture against South Korea on Wednesday for taunting the Swedes.
The accused will not have access to the pitch during the next game, and this may continue for the rest of the matches in the tournament. FIFA is yet to conclude its investigations on the matter but the DFB will be acting independently to check unsportsmanlike conduct.
Germany are expected to seal their qualification hopes when they face South Korea, who are already out of the tournament following a loss to Sweden and then to Mexico, the group leaders.
The Germans were on the brink of exit but they have somehow fought their way into this tournament. They are expected to improve and return to their esteemed self when they face teams in the knockout stage.