Mexico upsets World Cup champion Germany 1-0

Yolanda Curtis
June 18, 2018

Germany almost struck moments later, with Kroos pounding the crossbar on a free kick, with an acrobatic Ochoa appearing to tip it off the bar to preserve Mexico's lead.

If Mexico are able to keep their strong positioning and defend as a team, they could reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 1986. "There's no reason to fall apart because you lose one game".

"Nobody can tell us not to dream", Ochoa said. "In many previous tournaments, we've always won the first match but we have to accept it". We will not become reckless.

Lozano took a pass from Javier Hernandez and got around Oezil and had a clear path to the net in the 35th minute.

It was not a one-off. The last time Mexico saw a World Cup quarterfinal was 1986 when it hosted the competition.

The Mexicans had been risky throughout the whole of the first half, with Lozano particularly threatening down the left-wing, and he showed exactly why he is being linked with moves to major European in the 35th minute.

"It was an immaculate performance by them". "Then they had to hang on in the end".

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Things won't get any easier for them either, with games against Luis Suarez's Uruguay and Mohamed Salah's Egypt to follow. The pair sang the pop star's worldwide hit "Angels".

"I'd much rather say that we're going to rest".

Germany coach Joachim Loew did not mince his words, saying: "We played very badly". "I don't really understand why we played like we played because, really, we already had our wake-up call".

And German legend Michael Ballack posted a concerning tweet after the game, highlighting just how big of a deal the loss could be.

Mexico's next game comes up against South Korea on Saturday.

"I remember on the bus from the hotel to play Chile, after losing our first game in 2010, the silence was scary", said Spain worldwide Cesc Fabregas on BBC One. Now, they had to face Germany's "A" team. "They have talent and they have to show up".

Germany's Jerome Boateng challenges Mexico's Hector Herrera. That's why the first half looked the way it did.

It was possibly caused by "massive jumps during the goal from the Mexico national soccer team", the report said. "At least two sensors inside the city detected it at 11:32".

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The agency said at least two sensors detected the quake inside Mexico City at 11.32 local time.

Hirving Lozano finished off a terrific team goal to seal a surprise victory over the defending champions in the first major shock at Russian Federation 2018.

Germany pressed in the second half but struggled to find the target. Yesterday we practiced defending with four midfielders and three players up front and that was how we nearly got the second goal today. "We played with bravery when it was needed, and we also defended with all our hearts".

An natural disaster was detected in Mexico City after El Tri opened the scoring in their 2018 FIFA World Cup match against Germany on Sunday.

It promises to be an interesting match as World Champions Germany kick-start their campaign with a tough test against an experienced Mexico side.

Rafael Márquez, a household name in Mexico, is to feature in his fifth World Cup for Mexico - a feat that has only been achieved by three others before him.

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