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Badstuber Isn't Good Enough & More: What We Learned from Germany 4-4 Sweden

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Badstuber Isn't Good Enough & More: What We Learned from Germany 4-4 Sweden
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Less than an hour into Tuesday's match, Germany were well on their way to a second consecutive rout in World Cup Qualifying as they took on Sweden. Fresh off their 6-1 hammering of Ireland in Dublin, Joachim Loew's men were 4-0 up against the Scandinavians. However, what seemed to be a routine finale turned sour as the Swedes pulled three goals back in under a quarter hour, before Rasmus Elm fired home an equalizer in the final seconds of injury time.

The match was a roller coaster and brought out the good, the bad, and the ugly of both sides. Read on for a breakdown of the most important talking points to take from Tuesday's eight-goal thriller.

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