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03 Saudi Arabia
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3
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News Article  | World Cup 2018

World Champions Germany Begin World Cup With Shock Loss

2018 FIFA World Cup Match Report: Germany v Mexico, 17 June 2018

By SL International - Jun 17, 2018 06:53 PM

World Cup

Group F

Full Time: Germany 0-1 Mexico

Date: 17 June 2018

Venue: Luzhniki Stadium

Mexico shocked the world after beating the defending champions Germany 1-0 in their opening Group F match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

German started brightly with Timo Werner breaking through on goal in the third minute, but he fired his ten-yard shot from an acute angle into the side-netting.

Mexico took control after that and looked the more dangerous team on attack with Manuel Neuer pulling off a great save to deny Hector Herrera from long range in the 11th minute.

Three minutes later Neuer had to be at his best yet again with another fantastic save after Hector Moreno met a right-sided cross into the box with a strong header.

The North Americans continued to press and were rewarded in the 35th minute after swift counter-attack concluded with Hirving Lozano firing home from 14-yards out, 1-0.

Germany almost hit back four minutes later when Toni Kroos tried his luck from a 22-yard free-kick, but his effort was tipped onto the post by the Mexican keeper.

The half ended 1-0 in favour of Mexico.

Germany dominated the second half proceeding, but they couldn’t find the final touch that would lead to a goal.

The European side came within inches of levelling matters in the 65th minute when Joshua Kimmich met a right-sided cross with an overhead-kick, but his 14-yard effort shaved the wrong side of the crossbar.

Ten minutes later Kroos went close as well for Germany when he fired a shot from the edge of the box centimetres wide of the post with the keeper beaten.

Germany threw players forward in the dying minutes of the match, but Mexico defended for their lives and held on for a famous 1-0 win.

 


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Derrick.com Joined: 23 Aug 2016
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Derrick.com Jun 18, 2018 11:11 PM
Mexico should have scored more goals in that match, they were absolutely amazing.
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jun 18, 2018 09:19 AM
I already miss Marislove Klose in Germany's national team he always knew how to rescue them
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jun 18, 2018 09:17 AM
I believe the world Champions will come out guns blazing in the next match
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bandz@70 Jun 18, 2018 07:44 AM
Mexico is playing really good football
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Makarina Jun 18, 2018 03:33 AM
Well done to Mexico. They really made me happy.
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Schakos Jun 18, 2018 02:48 AM
At least Germany are now aware of how difficult the tournament is gonna be
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Sane
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MfanoYellow Jun 17, 2018 11:16 PM
Let the games begin.
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MSHUMAYELI Jun 17, 2018 09:35 PM
@Faysal indeed there no easy game at all
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MSHUMAYELI Jun 17, 2018 09:34 PM
This world cup is so unpredictable there's no easy game ,every country in the world cup deserves to be there
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Faysal Jun 17, 2018 09:26 PM
There is no easy games
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fanist Jun 17, 2018 09:03 PM
I just love the spirit Mexican had on this match. To die for their emblem
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fanist Jun 17, 2018 08:57 PM
Low must buy a ticket and bring Sane to Russia,he will be their saviour.
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ephraimtshepo Jun 17, 2018 08:20 PM
weldone mexico
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So-Mathabo-KBY Jun 17, 2018 07:34 PM
This game needed a Leroy Sane but lets not get carried away Spain lost their first game in the 2010 world cup and we all know what happened thereafter
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gerrard868 Jun 17, 2018 07:33 PM
France wer eliminated in the 2002 WORLD CUP Italy wer eliminated in the 2010 WORLD CUP Spain wer eliminated in the 2014 WORLD CUP BOTH OF DEM WER DE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS SO WILL DE SAME THING HAPPEN TO GERMANY
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Vharazipi Jun 17, 2018 07:30 PM
Muller is a box striker and he is good working from spoon feeding
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Vharazipi Jun 17, 2018 07:29 PM
Big names count for nothing. Football is all about brain not big or the country name. Don't get surprised if 1 African team goes to the semi final
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bmw Jun 17, 2018 07:24 PM
Tomas muller should be player inside the box, outside the box he's useless

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