FIFA launches investigation against Mexico fans over 'homophobic chants' during Germany match

Germany forward Thomas Mueller

Germany forward Thomas Mueller

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. Telemundo broadcaster Andres Cantor took that to a whole new level on Sunday, turning the single syllable word into 11 seconds of unending joy, multiple times over.

Germany will next face Sweden, while Mexico will take on South Korea, with both games taking place on Saturday.

The agency said it "possibly" could've been caused by "massive jumps" during Mexico's goal during the 35th minute.

Thousands gathered to view the match on a big TV screen in the central Zocalo square, and celebrated Mexico's win parading around the iconic Angel of Independence monument waving Mexico flags and wearing traditional "sombrero" hats. Mexico goalie Guillermo Ochoa played a stellar match, finishing with eight saves. It was only in the second half that the Germans upped the ante but it was too late by then as they had already lost control of the game.

So desperate was the German search for an equaliser that they were nearly caught out twice on the break; Miguel Layun the guilty party for Mexico on both occasions.

The 2018 World Cup has quite literally sent shockwaves around the globe - that's if Mexico's government are to be believed.

"In the first half, we played very badly, we were not able to impose our usual way of playing, attacking and there were lots of counter attacks against us and we were very vulnerable".

However, the fleet-footed Mexicans exposed Boateng's lack of pace, while Hummels was on the halfway line when the attack started that led to Lozano's winning goal. "Our team has experience of dealing with losses, the next match will be decisive and we have to win it".

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His experienced side were solid throughout, with 23-year-old Lazio forward Sergej Milinkovic-Savic a constant threat. Navas also stopped Milinkovic-Savic's bicycle kick in front of goal in the 42nd minute, but it was ruled offside.

That's why the first half was like it was and Mexico obviously deserved to win it.

"We will play good football, attractive football, you will see a great match and feel good about your team", he told reporters before the match.

"We will not change our gameplan".

Less than a year ago, Germany and Mexico met in Russian Federation.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup got its first real shock as defending champions Die Mannschaft were deservedly beaten by a fired up Mexican side. He outpaced Jerome Boateng and with a less than flawless pass found Lozano, who controlled the ball, cut inside Mesut Ozil, held off a charging Toni Kroos and slotted past Manuel Neuer. "We have to get six points from the next games", Kroos said.

Lozano, Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela formed a three-man frontline and they had the Germans on their toes from the start with their slick passing and running.

"But as far as the meaning of it, I don't think it's anything to do with homosexuals, I think it is more whether, you know, you are going to chicken out as they say in the US or are you going to face the world and be fearless and be good".

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