Historic World Cup goal causes 'earthquake' in Mexico

Lynette Rowe
June 18, 2018

Lozano's victor made the earth move in Mexico City, where seismologists detected a minor tremor possibly caused by "widespread jumping during the goal".

Germany lost their opening match at a World Cup finals for the first time since 1982 after Hirving Lozano scored the winning goal in Moscow.

Holders Germany and multi-time winners Brazil. have gotten off to a slow start in Russian Federation. "We played without fear and my team-mates were incredible".

"I'd like to thank all the people who supported me, and also those who did not, and I hope we can achieve more wins like today" he said pointedly.

"It's an unfamiliar situation", he said, while insisting the team "has enough experience to not go under with one defeat".

"Not only for me but for all the players, if it is not the most important it is one of the top three matches (of their careers)". "We have to win".

Both teams are back in action on Friday, when Serbia take on Switzerland while Costa Rica face Brazil.

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"Mexico deserved to win because we made it too easy for them and they countered us ruthlessly", Hummels continued.

June 17, 2018 Mexico's fans celebrate victory of their team after the match. That set the tone for Mexico to torment Germany on the counterattack, with Lozano taking full advantage of right back Joshua Kimmich's tendency to go forward.

But it was not to be.

The FIFA World Cup - the planet's greatest sporting event - kicked off on Thursday in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, with the host nation, Russia, beating Saudi Arabia 5-0, while Uruguay was better than Egypt (1-0) in Russia's Group A.

Based on the win against Germany, Mexico will mostly likely progress to the next round of play provided they win their match against South Korea next Saturday.

But their reputation is not what it was. We could have scored much earlier, " Osorio said.

Germany have never failed to advance beyond the group stage at a World Cup, but Loew's side must regroup quickly ahead of their next game against Sweden on June 23 in Sochi.

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