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"We will still need his creativity in the tournament".

The third and final round of the World Cup 2018 is underway.

Rather than be mentally tired by the turnaround against Sweden, Brandt hopes Germany can use it to their advantage when they take on South Korea in Kazan on Thursday (AEST).

"We have to do our duty and win the game, preferably not by just 1-0 but higher".

But the pressure does not seem to be affecting key pair Mesut Ozil and Julian Draxler ahead of the showdown in Kazan.

Germany could scrape through to the last 16 with a draw on Wednesday but they will hope to progress in more comfortable fashion and Ozil - who has provided 40 assists for his country - has the ability to play a key role in that.


Andersson, still clearly furious about what he previously described as Germany "rubbing it in our faces", said: "If I had not responded I would have been dead inside".

"The team has known each other for several years".

"We had a hard time implementing our gameplan in the first two matches, but as a team we know we are able to free ourselves from a difficult situation time and again and be very difficult to beat at the end".

In addition to his ability to make goals, Ozil also has an impressive record of hitting the net for his country. Those statistics include four strikes at major tournaments. The two European sides have equal points, goal difference and goals for. With Ozil watching from the dugout, they were reliant on a dramatic, late strike from Toni Kroos for the three points in Sochi having fallen behind.

But Marco Reus equalised shortly after half-time in Saturday night's game only for Jerome Boateng to be sent off in the closing stages. Draxler, though, was hooked at half-time and that could pave the way for Ozil's recall.


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