Spirited Mexico shock holders Germany 1-0 at World Cup

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Defending champions Germany began their 2018 World Cup campaign on Sunday afternoon against Mexico in Group F.

"It's disappointing to lose the first match", said Low, who has lost just three games in three World Cups as Germany's coach. Moving out from defence after stifling the German attack, Mexico broke with the sort of efficiency and speed we have come to associate with Germany, before a quick one-two on the edge of the box left the ball at Hirving Lozano's feet.

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. The 29-year-old has started every tournament match under Low since making his worldwide debut in 2009, but his place is no longer guaranteed.

Behind a brilliant goal on the counterattack by Chucky Lozano, Mexico beat Germany 1-0 here in El Tri's greatest victory in the modern World Cup era.

Other star names at the World Cup are also Muslims including France's Paul Pogba, Germany's Mesut Ozil and El-Shenawy's Egypt team-mate Mohamed Salah.

Even the Mexican subtitles got carried away with Hirving Lozano's GOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL.

And if they finish runners-up in Group F, Germany could be on course to face Brazil in a daunting second-round match-up.

Both the teams will start their FIFA World Cup journey from Moscow this year as they will come face to face at the Luzhniki Stadium tonight.


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Joachim Low has never appeared to put a lot of importance into friendly results but his team only won one of their six games heading into the World Cup.

Coach Juan Carlos Osorio's bold approach - often leaving three attackers up the pitch even when defending set-pieces - paid off, as celebrating fans in Mexico City caused a minor natural disaster.

Germany have started this year's World Cup with many big names being left out of their 23-man squad, including the Premier League's young player of the year, Leroy Sane and Mario Götze who scored the winning goal against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final after 113 minutes.

Analysts such as RTE's Didi Hamann had previously suggested that a relative lack of leadership could be Germany's undoing at these finals, and that looks as though it might turn out to be the case.

Paez described the game as a welcome distraction from Mexico's upcoming July 1 presidential election.

Germany can still advance in the tournament, but will have to score big victories in its upcoming matches against Sweden and South Korea.

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