YEKATERINBURG, Russia – Mexico has advanced to the second round of the 2018 World Cup despite a 3-0 loss to Sweden Wednesday in Russia.
Sweden dominated Mexico and advanced to the knockout round as the group winners. The other group match featured Germany and South Korea.
All Germany needed to advance was a win over South Korea, but they fell 2-0 and will not be in the knockout for the first time in decades.
Mexico has been to the round of 16 for seven straight World Cups. They will play Monday against the winners of Group E.
JUST IN: Despite loss to #SWE ...#MEX still advances to Round of 16 due to #GER shocking loss to #KOR Germany is out at group stage for first time in decades. Mexico plays Monday #WorldCup #KSATsports pic.twitter.com/H8HOiB4GEU— RJ Marquez (@KSATRJ) June 27, 2018