Selection and tactical dilemma derail Germany’s opening move against Mexico

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"We are now under pressure", Kroos said. The proof is in audio clips of his narration of the moment when Lozano placed a ideal kick to secure Mexico's early lead.

Germany showed numerous fault lines that had been there for all to see in recent games, and Mexico had obviously been doing their homework as they exploited them again and again and should have scored more goals.

With the win, Mexico is now in charge of its own destiny; with another victory in its last two games, it could advance to the knockout stage as the group champion, avoiding a second-round matchup with Brazil.

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

Germany lost their opening match at a World Cup for only the second time, also doing so in 1982 against Algeria; they went on to reach the final that year.

Elated fans waved Mexican flags and donned traditional "sombrero" hats at the iconic Angel of Independence monument in downtown Mexico City as they sang the country's unofficial soccer anthem, "Cielito Lindo", or "Pretty Little Sky", a popular folksong.

Mexican football fans celebrated their team's World Cup win against Germany so exuberantly they set off natural disaster detectors in Mexico City.

The reverberations after Lozano's angled strike had nestled into the bottom left-hand corner of Manuel Neuer's goal could be felt all the way from Moscow to Mexico City.

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"I think it's definitely the best goal I've ever scored in my life, we all dream of playing in the World Cup".

Joshua Kimmich has questioned Germany's mentality after their shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico on Sunday. Germany, meanwhile, has to regroup.

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos joined Hummels in demanding an improved performance when Germany take on South Korea on Wednesday in Kazan. Let us look at the 3 key battles which will decide today's game. "It's not a situation we're used to at all".

Low has plenty of work to do ahead of the do-or-die clash against Sweden with his pedestrian side in urgent need of more impetus.

"The team has experience dealing with losses". They and millions back home have one wish, a demand really: for Mexico to play that "quinto partido", the fifth game of a World Cup.

From the outset at the Luzhniki Stadium, Germany were overrun by a more intense, quick-witted and cohesive Mexico side which threatened from the first minute.

Their opponents didn't have to defend out of their skins to strangulate Germany, as the holders passed it around in the final third quite a bit without managing to play the killer pass even once.

Germany nearly responded immediately, as Kimmich won a free-kick at the top of the box that Kroos curled on target only to see Ochoa tip it onto the bar. We've just had our first major upset of the tournament. In the second we knew well that Germany have an outstanding team.

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