MX23RW : Friday, July 20 22:13:03
Jun 23, 2018 at 7pm UK at ​Fisht Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 44,287
Germany
2-1
Sweden
Reus (48'), Kroos (90')
Boateng (71')
Boateng (82')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Toivonen (32')
Ekdal (52'), Larsson (90')

Terry Butcher pays tribute to Toni Kroos

Terry Butcher pays tribute to Toni Kroos
© Reuters
Former England captain Terry Butcher lavishes praise on Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, who came to his country's rescue on Saturday night.

Former England captain Terry Butcher has lavished praise on Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, who came to his country's rescue with a winning goal against Sweden at the 2018 World Cup on Saturday night.

Marco Reus cancelled out a first-half Ola Toivonen effort to leave the two teams on level terms, before Kroos won it for the reigning world champions with a last-gasp strike.

Germany's World Cup fate is in their own hands ahead of their final Group F clash against South Korea next week, and Butcher has paid tribute to Kroos for his late strike.

"When you're down and out like Germany were, you need a character to bail you out. Toni Kroos did that for Germany today - he drove them forward, passed Sweden out of the game - and it's only fitting he won it for them at the end," Butcher told BBC Sport.

Germany suffered a 1-0 defeat to Mexico in their group opener, and a draw on Saturday night would have left them sweating on the outcome of Sweden's clash with Mexico.

Share this article now:
Ryan Sessegnon in action during the Championship game between Fulham and Sheffield United on March 6, 2018
Read Next:
Butcher: 'Sessegnon should have made WC squad'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account