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12:00 AM, June 25, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:25 AM, June 25, 2018

'The Germans somehow win'

Gary Lineker updated his famous quote about the Germans always winning after Toni Kroos's dramatic late goal kept the holders' World Cup dreams alive with a 2-1 win over Sweden.

"Football is a simple game, 22 men chase the ball for 82 minutes and the Germans get a player sent off so 21 men chase the ball for 13 minutes and at the end the Germans somehow... win," the former England captain wrote on Twitter.

Kroos struck a curling free-kick in the 95th minute to seal victory in Sochi on Saturday, which keeps their hopes of reaching the knockout stage alive.

Lineker, 57, once famously said: "Football is a simple game -- 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win."

The comment came after England lost on penalties to Germany in the 1990 semifinal.   

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