Published: Mon, June 18, 2018
Sports | By Brandy Patterson

Mexico's World Cup goal against Germany may have triggered 'artificial earthquake'

Mexico's World Cup goal against Germany may have triggered 'artificial earthquake'

Joachim Low has admitted that his Germany side weren't at the races after they slipped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Mexico on Sunday.

While the fallout was embarrassing in Germany, the reaction was seismic in Mexico, as crazed fans caused an quake celebrating the historic win, according to officials in the Central American country.

According to SIMMSA, the seismic monitoring network of the Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research, tremors were detected in Mexico City during Mexico's World Cup matchup against Germany on Sunday. Hirving Lozano's first-half goal was the difference between the two sides in an enthralling encounter in Moscow.

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"Mexico deserved to win and we made it too easy for them, even though we knew exactly how not to play against them".

"Not only for me but for all the players, if it is not the most important it is one of the top three matches (of their careers)". "It's great to start on the right foot when you are playing the world champions".

"Our motto was play with the love of winning and not the fear of losing", said a delighted Osorio.

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They have only themselves to blame, however, because the warning signs were there in their final warm-up games going into the tournament. "There were lots of counter-attacks and we had to run back a lot and of course, we were very vulnerable because we lost the ball in our forward movement and that left an open gap".

"Our team has experience of losses". "We are now under pressure, we have to get six points from the next games", he said. "It goes without saying that the next match will be decisive for us, we have to win it".

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