Mexico beats defending champ Germany at World Cup

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Germany were exposed by Mexico's counter-attacking, and if the Mexicans had been more accurate with their final pass they would not have had to endure a tense finale.

Let's get a wrap up of the latest action at the 2018 World Cup.

Just this week, as Mexico, Canada and the United States won a joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, it was reported that Trump told Japan's PM that, if he had "25 million Mexicans" suddenly shipped to his country, Shinzo Abe would understand the scale of the problem the U.S. is facing. "That's why the first half was like it was and Mexico obviously deserved to win it".

Mexico upset Germany, the defending champion, 1-0. It is the only way we know how to play.

"We were nervous and we weren't playing the game we wanted to play", Loew said.

With Mexico now in the driving seat to secure top spot in Group F, Germany's potential path to another final may have become considerably more hard.


"I put it down to stress, first match nerves, that's true for me too", the Brazil boss said.

Germany's Joshua Kimmich (left) and Mexico's Hirving Lozano compete for the ball.

Germany registered 25 shots to Mexico's 12, but many were from long range and failed to seriously test Ochoa. Widely considered a slur, some argue there is no discriminatory intent.

Their next game is against South Korea on Saturday 23 June, and then against Sweden on Wednesday 27 June.

"We are now under pressure", Kroos said.

Neuer, who started his first competitive game since September, said Germany is aware that another loss would end its World Cup run.

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