Holders Germany beaten by Mexico in opening match

Holders Germany beaten by Mexico in opening match

Germany defeated Mexico 4-1 in the semifinal of last summer's Confederations Cup.

Germany came into Russian Federation 2018 tipped as favorites by many, looking to become the first team to retain the World Cup since Brazil in 1962.

Mexico continued to threaten, Miguel Layun narrowly unable to latch onto a through ball, but their goal arrived 10 minutes before the break as Germany were again sliced apart.

"We simply have to concentrate on our strong points that we have not been able to bring to bear in the last two matches".

Matthaeus said Marco Reus, Germany's most risky player, who only played the last 30 minutes, must start against Sweden.

In the second half, they confidently chanted "Mexico, Mexico, " and "Ole, Ole, Ole" when their team had the ball, which was far less than half the time as Mexico sat back defending and weathered a furious German comeback bid. As a player in a World Cup you have to accept pressure.

"He had to adapt it, slightly, because of injury or loss of form, he said, but he knew exactly what he wanted to do, knew exactly how he felt Mexico might beat Germany".

Juan Carlos Osorio's side had other ideas, however, holding their own against the favourites' fearsome but slowing midfield and finding space at the back and seeking to end 33 years without a win against Germany. Mexico has lost six straight knockout matches. "But that is something that I have often talked about internally".

"(Osorio) deserves this win the most", said midfielder Rafael Marquez, who is playing at his fifth World Cup. Low's tactics and the omission of Leroy Sane from the World Cup squad.

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The Germans, branded an "embarrassment" in their home press, should still qualify, with a final group game against South Korea. In the first game of the day, Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 thanks to a brilliant Aleksandar Kolarov free-kick in Samara.

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It was the first time since 1982, that Germany lost their World Cup opener and deservingly so, as the reigning champions were arguably the second-best side in the game with the Mexicans dominated the proceedings in the first half.

All eyes will be on West Ham striker Javier Hernandez who has a trio of World Cup goals to his name in two tournaments. The Mexico coach has kept quiet about his strategies and in warm-up matches revealed very little on how he plans to stop the Germans.

Germany pressed in the second half but struggled to find the target.

Mexico's next match will be against South Korea this Saturday, before their final group game against Sweden on 27 June.

"After this score, we can say that this generation of players is here to achieve big things".

"For the players today, the phrase was to play for the love of winning and not the fear of losing. and that is what exactly what they did".

Mexico and Germany are favorites to escape Group F and reach the elimination rounds.

Germany's preparations for the tournament were plagued by poor results and controversy, and their problems were magnified in the Russian capital, leaving their proud record of never being eliminated in the group stage of a World Cup already in danger.

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