Germany could be knocked out if they lose to Sweden depending on Mexico's result in their second pool match against South Korea. "That's why they apologized, because they knew they did something wrong".
"But the whole group is still alive so we have to lick our wounds and come back from the next one", said the Sweden coach.
However, Low dropped Ozil for the game after 26 successive starts in major tournaments, with Germany's World Cup status in the balance.
Germany had been inundated with criticism after losing to Mexico in the opening match, but Kroos was pleased to make those who doubted him and his teammates wait for any vindication.
Kroos was heavily involved as Germany pushed for a victor, completing 15 passes after Jerome Boateng was sent off - as many as Sweden's entire team in that time. The four-goal forward, already Belgium's top goalscorer at a single World Cup, reportedly picked up a knock during their 5-2 win over Tunisia on Saturday.
"Thank you, but we won't need them". But just like against Mexico, Germany's usual composure was not there.
Germany are likely to be without centre-back Mats Hummels in Saturday's crunch World Cup clash against Sweden, coach Joachim Loew said.
Osorio, who is hoping to break Mexico's run of six successive round of 16 World Cup eliminations, said he spent a lot of time making sure complacency did not creep in after their win over Germany.
The Scandinavians, seconds before the final whistle, had the ball but attempted a weak shot at keeper Manuel Neuer instead of keeping possession.
It was a warning for the Germans, who were then dealt a body blow - literally - when Rudy was left with a bloodied nose after receiving a stray boot in the face.
They then set off in search of the victor, with Gomez twice coming close and fellow substitute Julian Brandt smacking a post late on. From a almost impossible angle on the left side of the penalty area, Kroos rolled the ball forward to Reus on the restart, creating an ever so slightly wider angle from which to curl his shot toward the far post.