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Germany
2-1
Sweden
Reus (48'), Kroos (90')
Boateng (82')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Toivonen (32')

Terry Butcher pays tribute to Toni Kroos

Terry Butcher pays tribute to Toni Kroos
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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.


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