Forsberg: We can throw Germany out of the World Cup!
Midfielder EmIl Forsberg says Sweden can "throw" Germany out of the World Cup by beating Joachim Low's men in Sochi on Saturday.
The defending champions surprisingly lost 1-0 to Mexico in their opening Group F game last Sunday in Moscow, with Sweden winners by the same scoreline against South Korea the following day in Nizhny Nodgorov.
That left Sweden and Mexico with three points apiece, with Germany trailing at the bottom of the sector and now needing two wins to guarantee their place in the last 16.
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But Forsberg is confident his side can produce an upset. "The possibilities are there," he told Goal after the win over South Korea.
"It’s going to be hard but we have the possibility to throw them out. It was important to get the win against Korea and now we look forward to Germany."
Sweden have earned something of a reputation as giant killers already, having edged out Netherlands in their World Cup qualifying group and also knocked out Italy in their play-off match to advance to the tournament itself.
"We have the quality to beat everybody, we have shown that already," Forsberg said. "And we take that to every game. To have the power to beat everybody is good and when you do it, you feel even better, so for us it’s a big opportunity."
Forsberg played the full 90 minutes in Sweden's opening match and the RB Leipzig winger will be expected to start against Germany in Saturday's late game.