Toni Kroos’ magic moment sends ominous warning to Germany’s rivals

Midfielder’s stunning last-gasp free-kick to beat Sweden underlines holders’ durability but cannot paper over the cracks

Toni Kroos had to blot out the background noise and, boy, was there a lot of it. The buildup to Germany’s second Group F match against Sweden on Saturday night had been full of loathing, full of recrimination, and nobody in Joachim Löw’s team had been under any illusions as to the consequences of failure.

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