After getting a lead in the first half, all the once fearsome La Roja had to do was keep the Dutch at bay. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio, who called it a "milestone" win, said his team executed his game plan to near perfection. It is the only way we know how to play. "With all respect, I think in the first half of the match that we were the superior team".
The tournament exploded into life over the weekend with Spain and Portugal playing out a thrilling six-goal draw on Saturday morning.
Aside from Brazil who successfully defended the World Cup in 1962 after winning in 1958, no other country has been able to defend their World Cup crown.
"I thought for sure Germany would beat Mexico because they won the last World Cup".
Germany's Joshua Kimmich (left) and Mexico's Hirving Lozano compete for the ball.
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Tabarez often publicly supports Suarez, who he has known since Suarez played for Uruguay's youth teams. But. we have a good team and with Salah playing, things could have gone in different way.
"And because it's Father's Day, we thought it would be a great way to celebrate - to get together to watch the game". "We need to see what caused this".
"In the second half we pressed more but Mexico also dropped back", he added. One that may not go down quite as easily.
Whether it was down to a distracting pre-World Cup scandal or the result of an average season at Arsenal, Mesut Ozil was woeful. But his plan for attacking Germany by relying on his wingers' speed didn't change.
Hirving Lozano's goal sent the Central American nation into raptures given that Die Mannschaft are among the favourites to lift the title once again in Russian Federation. "We did not cover the spaces, we did not play our usual attacking game, we lost possession too often and so had to cover big distances, so the Mexicans had space to counter-attack", he said. "If we are able to play out our ideas then we have players who able to deliver".