Sweden defender and captain Andreas Granqvist says the racist comments about his teammate Jimmy Durmaz over the weekend were unacceptable.
The Sweden midfielder was subjected to threats and racial abuse after his side's 2-1 loss to Germany in their second Group F match at the FIFA World Cup.
The teams looked to be heading for a draw until Durmaz gave away a free-kick that led to midfielder Toni Cross scoring the winner for Germany in the 95th minute.
"We don't accept that sort of behavior. Jimmy is very strong as a person. We've let it go, we are focusing on the match tomorrow but I believe that we will come out of it as a squad much stronger. I think we were very good to make a joint statement the day after," Granqvist told journalists.
Durmaz, who was born in Sweden to Assyrian parents, said in a statement released by the Swedish Football Association on Sunday that when people called him "the Arab devil," "terrorist" or "Taliban" they were going "far beyond the limit."
Sweden will face Mexico in their final Group F match in Yekaterinburg on Thursday morning AEST.