Germany's Mats Hummels criticizes team tactics after loss to Mexico

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer walks past as Mexico players celebrate after defeating Germany 1-0 in their group F match at the 2018 soccer World Cup on Sunday

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer walks past as Mexico players celebrate after defeating Germany 1-0 in their group F match at the 2018 soccer World Cup on Sunday

"Complaining about what happened doesn't change anything, we all know that", said Neuer. "In many previous tournaments we've always won the first match but we have to accept it", Loew said. But looking less sharp in the second half, Switzerland were able to claw themselves back into the game through a header by Steven Zuber in the 50th minute to make it 1-1 and that's how it ended.

"We did not find any solutions to their game in the first half", the Real Madrid player told German broadcaster ZDF.

Mexico is hoping to end a streak of six straight World Cups where it has lost in the round of 16, and in a bid to end that streak Osorio added a mental coach to his staff in 2016.

"We need that courage and self-confidence". "We chose Hirving, who is our fastest player".

The outstanding Hirving Lozano smashed home the Mexican victor in the 35th minute at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, leaving Manuel Neuer clutching at thin air on his return to the German goal after a nine-month injury absence.

Asked why the initiative was not instigated, a Federation Internationale de Football Association spokesman said: "A public announcement was prepared, but the chants ceased".


Mexico's team will advance to play South Korea in its next game Saturday in the Rostov area in Russian Federation.

"This is a great game".

"Our stability is not good, you have to say - often only Jerome [Boateng] and I were at the back, so they mercilessly attacked us".

Mexican fans celebrate at the Zocalo square.

Mexico has had to deal with its own little scandal after eight players staged a late night party following a friendly against Scotland earlier this month, with the country's football association throwing its support behind the players. "I love the Mexican national team, I love my country that is Mexico, I am proud, my children are Mexican". Describing those two as "really lovely to hear", Fabian said, "We like the support at 100 percent, but hope that we can stop doing this chant that is affecting us as much as it is, and above all [affecting] Mexico".

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