Group F action gets underway on Sunday, when Germany takes on Mexico in Moscow. The reigning World Cup champions cruised though qualification with a perfect 10-0-0 record, but since then the Germans have won just one of their last six friendlies. Mexico finished first in CONCACAF qualifying with a record of six wins, three draws, and one loss, and are 3-1-2 in their friendlies this year.
In terms of head-to-head results, Germany has dominated, with five wins, five draws, and just one loss, which came back in 1985. In their most recent meeting in the 2017 Confederations Cup semifinals, Germany earned a comprehensive 4-1 victory.
They’ve previously faced each other three times in World Cups, with Germany winning 6-0 in 1978 and 2-1 in 1998; they drew 0-0 in the quarterfinals in 1986, with Germany then advancing 4-1 on penalties.
Mexico will look for their first World Cup victory against the Germans on Sunday as they look to get the 2018 tournament off to a good start.
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