World Cup Group F Preview and Predictions - Essential guide to Group F

Gary Emmerson 5 Jun 2018
  • Germany are the reigning world champions
  • Mexico and Sweden also in the group
  • South Korea are the outsiders

Tournament favourites and reigning champions Germany head Group F in which the other three teams - Mexico, Sweden and South Korea - are expected to battle it out for the other spot in the knockout stages.

Germany lifted the World Cup for the fourth time when beating Argentina in the final in Brazil four years ago and Joachim Low's side are predicted to be the team to beat again. The holders are top of the betting markets to be crowned champions again.

The Germans qualified as winners of Group C in the European qualification with a perfect record, winning all 10 games and scoring 43 goals in the process and conceding just four.

The other three nations are effectively involved in their own round robin and it is hard to match up the form of their respective qualification routes from the CONCACAF, European and Asian regions.

Mexico topped the standings in the CONCACAF qualifiers to book their place, while Sweden needed a play-off to make it to Russia as they won a two-legged affair to dump out Italy.

South Korea, meanwhile, were no match for Iran as they book their place in the World Cup finals after finishing runners-up in Asian qualifying Group B.

In what is a wide open group Germany-aside, backing South Korea to make it through offers some value.

Group F Odds

Group Winner: Germany $1.33, Mexico $6.00, Sweden $7.00, South Korea $15.00
To Qualify: Germany $1.08, Mexico $1.90, Sweden $2.10, South Korea $4.00


Group F Fixtures

Group F Squads

Germany World Cup Squad

GoalkeepersManuel NeuerBayern Munich
Marc-Andre ter StegenBarcelona
Kevin TrappParis St Germain
DefendersJerome BoatengBayern Munich
Matthias GinterBorussia Monchengladbach
Jonas HectorCologne
Mats HummelsBayern Munich
Joshua KimmichBayern Munich
Marvin PlattenhardtHertha Berlin
Antonio RudigerChelsea
Niklas SuleBayern Munich
MidfieldersJulian BrandtBayer Leverkusen
Julian DraxlerParis St Germain
Leon GoretzkaSchalke
Ilkay GundoganManchester City
Sami KhediraJuventus
Toni KroosReal Madrid
Mesut OzilArsenal
Sebastian RudyBayern Munich
ForwardsMario GomezStuttgart
Thomas MullerBayern Munich
Marco ReusBorussia Dortmund
Timo WernerRB Leipzig

Mexico World Cup Squad

GoalkeepersGuillermo OchoaStandard Liege
Alfredo TalaveraToluca
Jesus CoronaCruz Azul
DefendersCarlos SalcedoEintracht Frankfurt
Diego ReyesPorto
Hector MorenoReal Sociedad
Hugo AyalaTigres
Edson AlvarezAmerica
Jesus GallardoPumas
Miguel LayunSevilla
MidfieldersRafael MarquezAtlas
Hector HerreraPorto
Jonathan Dos SantosLA Galaxy
Andres GuardadoReal Betis
Marco FabianEintracht Frankfurt
Giovani Dos SantosLA Galaxy
ForwardsJavier HernandezWest Ham United
Raul JimenezBenfica
Oribe PeraltaAmerica
Jesus Manuel CoronaPorto
Carlos VelaLos Angeles FC
Javier AquinoTigres
Hirving LozanoPSV Eindhoven

Sweden World Cup Squad

GoalkeepersRobin OlsenCopenhagen
Karl-Johan JohnssonGuingamp
Kristoffer NordfeldtSwansea City
DefendersMikael LustigCeltic
Victor LindelofManchester United
Andreas GranqvistKrasnador
Martin OlssonSwansea City
Ludwig AugustinssonWerder Bremen
Filip HelanderBologna
Emil KrafthBologna
Pontus JanssonLeeds United
MidfieldersSebastian LarssonHull City
Albin EkdalHamburg
Emil ForsbergRB Leipzig
Gustav SvenssonSeattle Sounders
Oscar HiljemarkGenoa
Viktor ClaessonKrasnador
Marcus RohdenCrotone
Jimmy DurmazToulouse
ForwardsMarcus BergAl Ain
John GuidettiAlaves
Ola ToivonenToulouse
Isaac Kiese ThelinWaasland-Beveren

South Korea World Cup Squad

GoalkeepersKim Seung-GyuVissel Kobe
Kim Jin-HyeonCerezo Osaka
Cho Hyeon-WooDaegu FC
DefendersKim Young-GwonGuangzhou Evergrande
Jang Hyun-SooTokyo FC
Jeong Seung-HyeonSagan Tosu
Yun Yeong-SeonSeongnam FC
Oh Ban-SukJeju Utd
Kim Min-WooSangju Sangmu
Park Joo-HoUlsan Hyundai
Hong ChulSangju Sangmu
Go Yo-HanFC Seoul
Lee YongJeonbuk Hyundai
MidfieldersKi Sung-YuengSwansea City
Jeong Woo-YoungVissel Kobe
Ju Se-JongAsan Mugunghwa
Koo Ja-CheolAugsburg
Lee Jae-SungJeonbuk Hyundai
Lee Seung-WooHellas Verona
Moon Sun-MinIncheon Utd
ForwardsKim Shin-WookJeonbuk Hyundai
Son Heung-MinTottenham Hotspur
Hwang Hee-ChanRed Bull Salzburg


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