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World Cup: Germany vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

Mexico shocked the reigning World Cup champions with a 0-1 victory against Germany in the first Group F game. The result is the first time Germany has lost a World Cup opener since 1982, and is also the first time Mexico has ever beaten the Germans in this competition.

El Tri started the game off strongly, with their speed and attacking verve putting Germany on the back foot. Hirving Lozano had a chance in just the second minute when he was played in by Carlos Vela, but Jerome Boateng blocked the shot.

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World Cup: Germany vs Mexico – Where to Watch

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.

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Confederations Cup: Germany vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

An early brace put Germany in the driver’s seat as they beat Mexico 4-1 to book their spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup final.

The Germans opened the scoring early, with Leon Gortetzka making it 1-0 just six minutes into the game. Benjamin Henrichs squared the ball to Goretzka at the top of the box and he sent it past Guillermo Ochoa to give Germany the lead.

Goretzka added a second less than two minutes later as he ran on to a through ball from Timo Werner and beat Ochoa with a shot to the far post, giving Germany the 2-0 lead in the 8th minute.

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Confederations Cup: Germany vs Mexico – Where to Watch

The Confederations Cup semifinals begin this Wednesday with Portugal vs Chile before Mexico takes on Germany on Thursday.

Mexico finished second in Group A with a 2-1-0 record (2-1 victories against Russia and New Zealand and a 2-2 draw with Portugal) while Germany won Group B with the same 2-1-0 record (a 3-2 win against Australia, a 3-1 win against Cameroon, and a 1-1 draw with Chile).

Mexico will look to take advantage of a German defense that has been somewhat shaky in this tournament (conceding to a 10-man Cameroon side), while El Tri’s own defense may have some trouble with Germany’s prolific attack. Mexico conceded first in all three of their group stage games and had to fight back each time.

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Olympics: Mexico vs Germany – Recap and Highlights

el triMexico twice took the lead but ultimately failed to hold it as they played out an exciting 2-2 draw with Germany in the opening match of Group C. The heavy rain and perhaps some tournament-opening nerves resulted in a fairly stagnant first half, but the game burst to life in the second 45.

In the 52nd minute, Oribe Peralta – whose goals in the London 2012 final gave Mexico the Olympic gold – opened the scoring. Peralta met a corner kick and sent his header into the top corner to make it 1-0 for the El Tri U-23s.

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Olympics: Mexico vs Germany – Where to Watch

olympic soccerThe Mexican U-23 team is the reigning Olympic champion, having won the gold medal in London 2012, and they will look to get their title defense off to a good start against Germany on Thursday afternoon.

Mexico’s Olympic roster can be found here.

Germany won the bronze medal in 1988, but has never finished higher than that. The senior team, of course, is the reigning World Cup champion, but the Olympics are age-restricted.

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Marco Rodríguez to Referee Brazil/Germany Semifinal

Marco-RodriguezMexican referee Marco Rodríguez, also known as “Chiquimarco”, has been assigned to the Brazil/Germany semifinal on Tuesday. This will be Rodríguez’s third game of the World Cup after he took charge of two group stage games, one between Belgium and Algeria and the other a rather more controversial game between Italy and Uruguay.

Rodríguez will be accompanied by assistants Marvin Torrentera and Marcos Quintero, both from Mexico, while the fourth official will be the USA’s Mark Geiger. This is the same all-CONCACAF team that refereed Italy/Uruguay (Rodríguez had a different fourth official in the Belgium/Algeria game).

After the refereeing controversies involving both the Brazilian national team and Rodríguez himself, and particularly given the magnitude of this match, all eyes will be on the man in the middle.

Where to watch: Brazil vs Germany – Tuesday, July 8 – 4:00 PM – Univision/Univision Deportes/ESPN.

Liga MX in the World Cup: United States, Game 3

Although the majority of the Liga MX players in the World Cup are with the Mexican national team, there are ten other Mexico-based players participating in Brazil. They’re representing Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador, and the United States, and you can keep track of their involvement, results, and upcoming games here.

us flagGroup G – United States

Puebla’s DaMarcus Beasley, playing in his fourth World Cup, started and went the full 90 for the United States against Germany this afternoon, as he did in their previous games against Portugal and Ghana.

Both the U.S. and Germany only needed a draw to advance, but they did not come to play for the draw. Both teams created scoring chances, although Germany created more. The halftime score was 0-0, but Germany found a breakthrough early in the second half, when a Tim Howard rebound fell perfectly for Thomas Müller.

The U.S. kept fighting until the last minute for an equalizer, while Germany continued pushing forward looking for a second goal. Miroslav Klose is searching for the goal that will make him the all-time leading goalscorer in the World Cup, but neither he nor his teammates were able to put the ball into the net again. The U.S. created two good goal-scoring opportunities in stoppage time, but they too were unable to capitalize.

With the other Group G game finishing 2-1 in favor of Portugal, the U.S. advanced despite the loss as they owned the goal-difference tiebreaker with the Europeans.

Group G Table

Team Games W D L GF GA GD Points
Germany 3 2 1 0 7 2 5 7
USA 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 7 -3 4
Ghana 3 0 1 2 4 6 -2 1

Next game: vs Group H Winner – Tuesday, July 1 – 4:00 PM – Univision/Univision Deportes/ESPN