Sweden were almost handed a penalty in the 29th minute when Hernandez appeared to handle the ball in the box, but the referee waved it away after consulting with the video review system, though Ochoa was called upon again to deny Berg following to ensuing corner.
Sweden took a 3-0 lead in the 74th minute, however, when Alvarez turned into the back of his own net from close range. Germany was playing against Korea, who potentially was the weakest team in the group. And since, with a victory, Sweden would automatically top Mexico as well, El Tri would find themselves out of the World Cup at the group stage.
Sweden will now play the second-placed side in Group E - currently Switzerland - in St Petersburg on Tuesday afternoon.
Sweden got their goal early in the first half as Augustinsson finished volleyed home at the back post after an air shot from Claesson saw the chance fall to him.
With Mexico falling 3-0 behind to Sweden in Ekaterinburg it was left with no choice but to hope that the Germans failed to win their game against South Korea, being played simultaneously in Kazan. Sweden troubled the titleholders throughout in Sochi and should have scored more than one goal before Toni Kroos broke their hearts at the death.
The final game for both teams in Group F is a match in which both teams can progress into the next round.
The previous record for a booking in a World Cup match was set at the 1986 World Cup when Uruguay defender Jose Alberto Batista picked up a red card playing against host nation Mexico after just 54 seconds. However, that's not how they've won the past two matches against Germany and South Korea, so it would be surprising to see the change now.
YEKATERINBURG, June 27 ― Mexico and Sweden named unchanged teams for today's Group F match in Yekaterinburg, which the Scandinavians probably need to win in order to make the last 16.
But the Mexicans also threatened several times to score. Five minutes after the latter, Brazil earned a corner kick in the 68th minute and Silva nodded home an inswinging cross from Neymar, all but deciding the match. "I think we deserved to win the group, and Mexico deserved to be second". It's exactly the kind of big dreams that 30-year-old forward Javier Hernandez was criticized for prior to the tournament when he said winning this year's World Cup was a possibility.