Sweden's midfielder Jimmy Durmaz (L) and Sweden's midfielder Sebastian Larsson (R) react at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Sweden at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 23, 2018. (AFP/Odd Andersen)
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Jimmy Durmaz and his fellow Sweden players took a strong stand against racism after the Swedish FA complained to police about a storm of racial hatred and threats aimed at the winger following his late mistake against Germany on Saturday.Earlier in the day, general secretary Hakan Sjostrand said that the Swedish FA had reported the abuse to police on behalf of the player.The Swedish tactic of closing down the center of defense and allowing the Germans space on the wings looked like paying off until Kroos's late goal and they now need to recover and beat Mexico to be sure of advancing to the second round.
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