With a Toivonen goal, the Scandinavian team had taken the lead, but Reus and Kroos reversed the story. Those of Low maintain their possibilities of advancing to the eighth finals
With the obligation to acquire a victory to forget the historic defeat in the debut against Mexico, Germany faced Sweden at the Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht in Sochi . As a new fall meant the unexpected and premature elimination, Joachim Low had four changes to hurt the Scandinavian team. The departures of Ozil, Hummels, Plattenhardt and Khedira were part of the plan to reverse the fate and avoid what ever happened to the defending champions in 2002, 2010 and 2014.