Russia: Swedish team stands behind Durmaz after racial abuse, death threats online

The Swedish team hold a training session in Gelendjik on Sunday following yesterday’s dramatic Group F match against reigning world champions Germany. After the game, winger Jimmy Durmaz, who gave away the free kick which resulted in Toni Kroos’ game-winning goal, was subjected to racist abuse online, also receiving death threats. Before the training the whole Swedish team gathered together... Еще for Durmaz to address the media. “I am a football player at the highest level. Being criticised is something we live with, it is part of our job and we take it every day of the week,” the Toulouse player said. “But to be called a suicide bomber and to threaten to kill my family and my children is totally unacceptable,” he added, before the whole team and staff joined in a joint manifestation against racism.Sweden still has a chance to qualify for the knockout stage of the World Cup when they face Mexico in their last group stage game on June 27 at the Yekaterinburg Arena.

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