Mexico stuns holders Germany in opener

Mexico's forward Hirving Lozano celebrates after scoring during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17

Mexico shakes with excitement over Germany World Cup win

Javier Ruiz Galindo, head of the National House of Mexico for fans in Moscow, said the chant could be perceived in "many ways".

With this defeat, Germany fail to score in an opening game at a World Cup for the first time since 1978, while Mexico extend their first-fixture unbeaten streak to six matches.

Germany woke to gloomy headlines of "chaos" and "humiliation" on Monday after the defending World Cup champions fell 1-0 to Mexico in a shock opening defeat in Russian Federation.

Hirving Lozanoto grabbed the victor in the 35th minute with Germany in disarray moments after a failed attack with Mexico hitting them on the break.

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

Fans hold up letters spelling out Mexico during their team's match against Germany in Moscow, Russia, on Monday. "I barely felt like watching the match, because I thought we were going to get badly beaten".

FIFA's tepid response to the chant at the 2014 World Cup sparked criticism, and the global federation is implementing a new policy to curb discrimination at matches in this year's competition.

Joshua Kimmich of Germany is challenged by Hirving Lozano of Mexico during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium

"I believe we have a relatively young team here.

We played without fear and my team-mates were incredible".

Afterwards, MLS commissioner Don Garber told The Los Angeles Times, 'we are not just concerned about it.

A key part of the approach is that Osorio, Mexico's ninth coach since the 2006 World Cup, tries to shield the players from the ferocious pressure of the Mexican media.

"I have no idea why that was the case with other countries", he said.

The 2018 World Cup is not yet a week old but has already provided a handful of surprise results - mostly involving the tournament's top teams.

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