Germany and Mexico prepare for another World Cup clash

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Mexicans jumping in jubilation on Sunday shook the ground hard enough to set off natural disaster detectors and throngs danced in the streets after their team scored a surprise victory over World Cup defending champion Germany.

If Germany finish as group runners-up, they could face Brazil in a clash of World Cup titans in the next round-a flawless chance for the Brazilians to avenge the humiliating 7-1 defeat to the Germans on home soil in 2014.

"It's great to start on the right foot when you're playing against the world champions".

Jose Mourinho lauded an "amazing day for football" after heavyweights Germany and Brazil failed to win their opening World Cup fixtures on Sunday. "There is no need to break out in panic just because we have lost a match".

For a defending World Cup champion, however, the situation is more common.

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He started all four of Mexico's matches in South Korea and Japan and wore the captain's armband, though his tournament ended with a red card in a round of 16 loss to the USA national team. "We have to focus on our strong points". Germany vs Mexico, 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F Match Preview: Start Time, Probable Lineup and Match Prediction.

Germany's path through Group F includes a match against Sweden next Saturday, and it then faces South Korea on June 27.

Like Germany, Mexico qualified easily for a seventh consecutive World Cup after punching their ticket to the finals with three matches to spare.

When the final whistle mercifully sounded, Ochoa, too exhausted to move, stood in front of his goal wearing a look more of relief than joy as he wiped a gloved hand across this face.

Loew, who has been in charge since 2006 and recently signed a contract extension to 2022, also raised eyebrows a few weeks ago when he did not include Leroy Sane, the English Premier League's young player of the year, in his final World Cup squad.

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With key players tiring in the second half, Mexico pulled back and substituted for Lozano and Carlos Vela.

The two spoke with CBC's Alyssa Mosher to talk about the game and where they expect their teams to go from here. "What's most important is for Mexican football to grow".

Germany, on the other hand, took too long to get going and lacked the poise the rest of the world has grown accustomed to seeing on this stage. Steven Zuber then headed in the equalizer in the 50th.

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. We want to get to the final.

According to the Guardian, German head coach Joachim Low described his sides performance as "negligent and haphazard" saying the next game was a must win for the defending champions of 2014.

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Mexico supporters outnumbered Germany fans at the Luzhniki Stadium and made nearly all of the noise, roaring their team forward. It is a great opportunity for Mexican football to compete against the world champions and that is what we will try to do.

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