Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Germany coach Joachim Low lifts the 2014 World Cup

Germany coach Joachim Low lifts the 2014 World Cup

This match comes almost a year after Germany and Mexico met in the semifinals of the 2017 Confederations Cup also in Russia-and El Tri will be hoping Sunday's rematch goes very differently.

Mexico had never beaten Germany in a competitive match but was transformed from the team that lost to the Germans in last year's Confederations Cup, conceding twice in the opening eight minutes of the 4-1 defeat.

"It's a great opportunity for Mexican football, to be here and play the current world champions", Osorio told reporters in Moscow.

It was soon evident the first half was following a certain pattern: Germany attacking, Mexico hitting their opponents on the counter-attack.

The goal decided the match - a match Germany didn't expect to lose.

Arriving in Russian Federation, 2014 World Cup trophy in tow, the reigning champions were not expecting to be put into such a desperate position.

In the second half on Sunday, Loew at least saw some more characteristic play out of his team, which kept the ball in the Mexican end for long stretches. "We have to focus on our strong points".

Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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"We're focusing on making sure that the players who play tomorrow understand this is a normal game like any others". Coach Juan Carlos Osorio, who called it a "milestone" win, said his team executed his game plan to near perfection.

However, North America are exhausted during the second half and Osorio has said that a number of his players have been feeling unwell in recent days. By the final minutes, the tired Mexicans were playing more with their hearts than with their feet. "We know it is going to be hard, but we know that we can compete against any team".

This year, it looked as though the curse was set to repeat itself yet again - assuming Germany won Group F and with Brazil penciled in as the presumptive winners of Group E, Mexico would be paired with Brazil in the knockout stage and face yet another uphill battle to advance.

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.

Switzerland midfielder Steven Zuber headed in the equalizer in the 50th.

The Germans played a ideal qualification winning all 10 games, conceding just four goals in the process, and also clinched the Confederations Cup past year. "We suffered a lot to get this result".

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.

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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