Mexico shock defending champions

Mexico shock defending champions

Mexico shock defending champions

El Tri has made it out of the group stages in the last seven consecutive World Cup finals and again will be quietly confident of doing the same again, especially after taking on South Korea and Sweden after the challenge of Germany.

But, fans have high hopes as they faced the similar thing in the last World Cup in 2014 where they defeated Portugal by 4-0 in the opening match. "With all respect, I think in the first half of the match that we were the superior team".

Germany launched a siege at Mexico's goal for majority of the second half but failed to come up with an equalizer, with either Ochoa standing in the way, or Mexico being able to put bodies behind the line of the ball to block the long-range efforts.

Earlier in the first match of the day, Aleksandar Kolarov's brilliant second-half free-kick gave Serbia a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in their opening World Cup group match in Samara on Sunday. He'll be the first to captain his country at four World Cups. Below are some reactions to Mexico's first world cup win.

Germany had the more possession but it was Mexico who were more creative.

Any thoughts that Mexico would be overawed by Germany's assortment of superstars continued to be dispelled during a high-octane first half-hour, Hector Moreno heading straight at Neuer from their clearest opening.

"We did not do it well", he said.

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos said what is discussed on talk shows should not concern the players, adding: "We are here to play football".

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.

"Our motto was play with the love of winning and not the fear of losing", Osorio said after the match, Reuters news agency reports.

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

Osorio beefed up his defenses to hang on, pulling off Lozano and then, with a quarter of an hour left, sending in 39-year-old Rafael Marquez at the back to become the third man ever to play in five World Cups.

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