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Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Federation Internationale de Football Association to investigate homophobic chants in Germany-Mexico game

Federation Internationale de Football Association to investigate homophobic chants in Germany-Mexico game

Mexico conjured up the first big shock of the 2018 World Cup when they defeated defending champions Germany 1-0 on Sunday.

They have also not been eliminated at a World Cup group stage since 1938 when the tournament had a different and smaller format.

Although Germany will still be expected to beat Sweden and South Korea and progress, the runner-up in Group F will face a last-16 tie against the Group E victor, expected to be Brazil.

Mexico's defender Hector Moreno (L) and Germany's forward Thomas Mueller (2L) vie for the ball.

"If we don't win that match and the one against Sweden, beating Germany would have served no objective at all". They just need to concentrate on the game and when they win it's their credit and if we lose it's my fault.

"We do not have to change the attitude".

"That's the way football is and today they really focused on the lovely game and they beat the world champions".

Loew started eight of the nine 2014 World Cup winners in his squad, with Mesut Ozil returning from a knee injury and Manuel Neuer back in goal following his lengthy absence. Lozano had a great match too, here there are no heroes, we all played great, from Memo (Ochoa) to Javier.

After a remarkably open start, Mexico struck the decisive blow 10 minutes before half-time after Sami Khedira lost possession in the opposition half. "That's exactly what they did.Mexico showed that we have a bright future I am very satisfied with what we did", the man known as The Professor said.

"I don't know if it's the biggest win in (Mexico's) history but doubtless it is one of the biggest for sure".

Toni Kroos nearly replied instantly with a free-kick but Guillermo Ochoa tipped it on to the bar and that was the closest Germany came to an equaliser.

Mexico will still have to maintain their focus and not get carried away in victory as they still have to see off Sweden and South Korea in their remaining group F games to assure them passage.

Chicharito had penalty appeals when he sprung the offside trap and went down under a nudge, but Mexico were increasingly exhausted and in the final minutes substitute Julian Brandt saw his strike clip the outside of the upright.

One desperate last attack then had Neuer come up for a corner before Mexico closed out an unforgettable triumph.

The 22-year-old star, who scored 17 goals in 29 games for PSV Eindhoven this season, said "it was the best I've scored" and described it "as a dream come true".

He added: "I tried to give everything, in the best way, I gave an assist".

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