Javier Hernández dreaming of 'the impossible' at World Cup

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But the striker finally managed to reach the 50-goal mark for El Tri on Saturday, becoming the first player in Mexico history to do so. The Koreans have zero.

If Germany were to ultimately be eliminated from the competition after this match, it would be the third successive reigning champion to not get out of the group stage.

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South Korea have been very disappointing, they are without a key player in Ki, and a dispiriting early goal could see them overwhelmed here.

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"I can be criticised for my performance. but there is a line, and that line was crossed yesterday", Durmaz said in a statement he read out to reporters at the team's Black Sea coast base in Gelendzhik on Sunday.

"We want to accomplish the impossible".

Despite Kroos' late heroics on Saturday, Germany have left themselves in a position where a place in the round of 16 could still be snatched from them regardless of their result against South Korea.

"If we have the system it's very unfortunate that (the referee) doesn't feel he can go and have a look".

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"I am a footballer at the highest level, being criticized is something we live with".

Mexico haven't yet secured their spot in the Round of 16, but forward Javier Hernandez believes they are contenders to win the entire tournament.

Opta tell us that South Korea have now lost their last four matches at World Cup finals, equalling their worst ever sequence. So far, he has worn his heart on his sleeve, becoming visibly emotional during the Mexican national anthem in both games and after the Germany win.

If they can defeat the Germans 2-0 and Sweden lost by two goals against Mexico, then they would qualify virtue of goal difference.

But in Sweden, Mexico face a side that are tough to break down and against whom Germany needed an injury-time Toni Kroos wonder-strike to come from behind to win 2-1. Hernandez's 87-year-old grandfather, Tomas Balcazar, who featured for Mexico at the 1954 World Cup, was in attendance, surely adding to the poignancy of the occasion.

"They're the world champions, they're world number one".

Germany's dramatic victory brought the World Cup holders back from the brink of likely elimination and means there is everything to play for in Group F, with all four teams retaining hopes of qualification.

Despite two victories in two games, Mexico's future in the World Cup is almost as unsettled as it was when the team landed in Russian Federation three weeks ago.