Story highlightsMexico beat Germany 1-0Hirving Lazano scores only goal of game

(CNN)Germany came into Russia 2018 tipped as favorites by many, looking to become the first team to retain the World Cup since Brazil in 1962.

However, their attempt to create history got off to the worst possible start as they fell to a shock opening game defeat to Mexico. Hirving Lozano was the hero as the striker’s first half goal proved the difference between the two sides.Mexico wasted a series of breakaway chances to increase their advantage in the second period.And although the Germans subjected their opponents to a wave of late pressure, El Tri held on for a famous win and celebrated wildly at the final whistle.Read MoreRead: The secrets to Germany’s World Cup successRead: Who should you root for if your country isn’t at Russia 2018?Hirving Lozano of Mexico scores his team's first goal past Manuel Neuer at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Hirving Lozano of Mexico scores his team's first goal past Manuel Neuer at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Hirving Lozano of Mexico scores his team’s first goal past Manuel Neuer at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.A less than perfect build-upDespite a plethora of depth and talent — a second string German team won the Confederations Cup last year — the reigning champions have endured a rocky build-up to Russia 2018.On top of a poor run of form which has seen Die Mannschaft win just once in four games, that being a narrow 2-1 home win against Saudi Arabia, two members of the squad have come under the spotlight for being photographed alongside Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, both of Turkish descent, met Erdogan last month with Reuters reporting that both were criticized by German politicians for doing so.The pair assured manager Joachim Low they were not trying to make a political point, but Gundogan was booed when he appeared as a substitute against Saudi Arabia.While Ozil started against Mexico in Moscow, Gundogan was an unused substitute. Yet there were no audible signs of discontent from the sizable German contingent in the crowd.Mexico, conversely, have been riding the crest of a wave coming into Russia 2018. El Tri topped CONCACAF qualifying for the first time since 1998 and the feel good factor continued last week as they were awarded the right to co-host the 2026 World Cup alongside the US and Canada.Germany's fans wave their national flag they cheer prior to their team's World Cup Group F football match against Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Germany's fans wave their national flag they cheer prior to their team's World Cup Group F football match against Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Germany’s fans wave their national flag they cheer prior to their team’s World Cup Group F football match against Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Lively startThose two contrasting moods seemed evident in opening exchanges, as Germany appeared somewhat sluggish and labored.Mexico, meanwhile, were lively and full of energy and the front three of Javier Hernandez, Hirving Lozano and Carlos Vela combined early on to force Jerome Boateng into a last-ditch tackle.The resulting corner caused panic in the Germany box, before a grateful Manuel Neuer pounced on the ball.Germany appeared rattled but that early foray forward seemed to spark them into life, as exciting young striker Timo Werner immediately went up the other end and flashed a shot across Guillermo Ochoa’s goal.Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (front) saves a shot from Germany's forward Timo Werner (top).Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (front) saves a shot from Germany's forward Timo Werner (top).Mexico’s goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (front) saves a shot from Germany’s forward Timo Werner (top).But any ideas that Germany would waltz to three points in Moscow were quickly quashed. Mexico are no World Cup novices, only Brazil and today’s opponents have advanced from the group stages more often in the past nine tournaments.It was soon evident the first half was following a certain pattern: Germany attacking, Mexico hitting their opponents on the counter-attack..But Mexico were creating by far the better opportunities and coach Juan Carlos Osorio was soon awarded for his flawless tactical plan.It was on another break that Hernandez came short and played a one-two with Carlos Vela, before playing the ball through to the marauding Lozano.The PSV forward cut inside Ozil and beat Neuer at this near post to send the huge swathes of green shirts in the stadium wild.Mexico's players celebrate after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico.Mexico's players celebrate after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico.Mexico’s players celebrate after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico.Osorio was certainly living up to his pre-tournament promise.”We will play good football, attractive football, you will see a great match and feel good about your team,” he told reporters before the match.The second half continued in much the same vein, with Mexico wasting chance after chance on the break to put the game to bed, first through Hernandez’s wasteful pass and then through Miguel Layun’s two wayward strikes.Osorio became more cautious, taking off Vela and Lozano for Raul Jimenez and Edson Alvarez, before introducing Mexico legend Rafa Marquez, who became only the third player to play at five World Cups and the first in history to captain a country in five.Brazil's Neymar Jr. reacts during the match between Brazil and Switzerland on Sunday, June 17. Switzerland held Brazil to a 1-1 draw.Brazil's Neymar Jr. reacts during the match between Brazil and Switzerland on Sunday, June 17. Switzerland held Brazil to a 1-1 draw. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupBrazil’s Neymar Jr. reacts during the match between Brazil and Switzerland on Sunday, June 17. Switzerland held Brazil to a 1-1 draw.Hide Caption 1 of 65Switzerland's Breel Embolo, left, and Brazil's Fernandinho fall.Switzerland's Breel Embolo, left, and Brazil's Fernandinho fall. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSwitzerland’s Breel Embolo, left, and Brazil’s Fernandinho fall.Hide Caption 2 of 65Photographers work during the match.Photographers work during the match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPhotographers work during the match.Hide Caption 3 of 65Valon Behrami of Switzerland fouls Neymar Jr. of Brazil.Valon Behrami of Switzerland fouls Neymar Jr. of Brazil. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupValon Behrami of Switzerland fouls Neymar Jr. of Brazil.Hide Caption 4 of 65Switzerland's Steven Zuber reacts after scoring.Switzerland's Steven Zuber reacts after scoring. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSwitzerland’s Steven Zuber reacts after scoring.Hide Caption 5 of 65Supporters of Brazil gather to watch the match at a public viewing event in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Supporters of Brazil gather to watch the match at a public viewing event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSupporters of Brazil gather to watch the match at a public viewing event in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Hide Caption 6 of 65Brazil's Philippe Coutinho celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the match between Brazil and Switzerland.Brazil's Philippe Coutinho celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the match between Brazil and Switzerland. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupBrazil’s Philippe Coutinho celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the match between Brazil and Switzerland.Hide Caption 7 of 65The German team leaves the pitch dejected after losing their World Cup opener to Mexico.The German team leaves the pitch dejected after losing their World Cup opener to Mexico. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupThe German team leaves the pitch dejected after losing their World Cup opener to Mexico.Hide Caption 8 of 65Javier Hernandez of Mexico leaps to clear the ball.Javier Hernandez of Mexico leaps to clear the ball. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupJavier Hernandez of Mexico leaps to clear the ball.Hide Caption 9 of 65Hirving Lozano of Mexico celebrates with teammates after scoring against Germany. Mexico ultimately defeated Germany, the defending World Cup champions, 1-0.Hirving Lozano of Mexico celebrates with teammates after scoring against Germany. Mexico ultimately defeated Germany, the defending World Cup champions, 1-0. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupHirving Lozano of Mexico celebrates with teammates after scoring against Germany. Mexico ultimately defeated Germany, the defending World Cup champions, 1-0.Hide Caption 10 of 65Germany's midfielder Sami Khedira, right, and Mexico's defender Hector Moreno fall after attempting to head the ball.Germany's midfielder Sami Khedira, right, and Mexico's defender Hector Moreno fall after attempting to head the ball. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupGermany’s midfielder Sami Khedira, right, and Mexico’s defender Hector Moreno fall after attempting to head the ball.Hide Caption 11 of 65Fans of Germany wave flags before facing off with Mexico.Fans of Germany wave flags before facing off with Mexico. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFans of Germany wave flags before facing off with Mexico.Hide Caption 12 of 65Giancarlo Gonzalez of Costa Rica, right, vies for the ball against Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic.Giancarlo Gonzalez of Costa Rica, right, vies for the ball against Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupGiancarlo Gonzalez of Costa Rica, right, vies for the ball against Serbia’s Aleksandar Mitrovic.Hide Caption 13 of 65Serbia's midfielder Nemanja Matic, center-right, is held back by Costa Rica players following an altercation with one of their coaches.Serbia's midfielder Nemanja Matic, center-right, is held back by Costa Rica players following an altercation with one of their coaches. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSerbia’s midfielder Nemanja Matic, center-right, is held back by Costa Rica players following an altercation with one of their coaches.Hide Caption 14 of 65Serbia's Dusko Tosic, in white, collides with Costa Rica's Johnny Acosta.Serbia's Dusko Tosic, in white, collides with Costa Rica's Johnny Acosta. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSerbia’s Dusko Tosic, in white, collides with Costa Rica’s Johnny Acosta.Hide Caption 15 of 65Serbian players, background, celebrate their goal against Costa Rica.Serbian players, background, celebrate their goal against Costa Rica. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSerbian players, background, celebrate their goal against Costa Rica.Hide Caption 16 of 65Marcos Ureña of Costa Rica runs on to the pitch.Marcos Ureña of Costa Rica runs on to the pitch. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMarcos Ureña of Costa Rica runs on to the pitch.Hide Caption 17 of 65Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates with teammates after scoring the 2-0 lead during their game against Nigeria on Saturday, June 16. Croatia won 2-0.Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates with teammates after scoring the 2-0 lead during their game against Nigeria on Saturday, June 16. Croatia won 2-0. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupLuka Modric of Croatia celebrates with teammates after scoring the 2-0 lead during their game against Nigeria on Saturday, June 16. Croatia won 2-0.Hide Caption 18 of 65Domagoj Vida of Croatia and Kelechi Iheanacho of Nigeria pursue the ball.Domagoj Vida of Croatia and Kelechi Iheanacho of Nigeria pursue the ball. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupDomagoj Vida of Croatia and Kelechi Iheanacho of Nigeria pursue the ball.Hide Caption 19 of 65William Ekong of Nigeria pulls down Mario Mandzukic of Croatia in the box to concede a penalty.William Ekong of Nigeria pulls down Mario Mandzukic of Croatia in the box to concede a penalty. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupWilliam Ekong of Nigeria pulls down Mario Mandzukic of Croatia in the box to concede a penalty.Hide Caption 20 of 65John Obi Mikel of Nigeria runs with the ball.John Obi Mikel of Nigeria runs with the ball. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupJohn Obi Mikel of Nigeria runs with the ball.Hide Caption 21 of 65Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates with Ante Rebic after scoring from a penalty.Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates with Ante Rebic after scoring from a penalty. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupLuka Modric of Croatia celebrates with Ante Rebic after scoring from a penalty.Hide Caption 22 of 65Denmark's Yussuf Poulsen reacts after he scores a goal. Denmark beat Peru 1-0.Denmark's Yussuf Poulsen reacts after he scores a goal. Denmark beat Peru 1-0. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupDenmark’s Yussuf Poulsen reacts after he scores a goal. Denmark beat Peru 1-0.Hide Caption 23 of 65Martin Braithwaite of Denmark, right, and Luis Advincula of Peru fight for the ball.Martin Braithwaite of Denmark, right, and Luis Advincula of Peru fight for the ball. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMartin Braithwaite of Denmark, right, and Luis Advincula of Peru fight for the ball.Hide Caption 24 of 65Peru fans look dejected following their side's defeat.Peru fans look dejected following their side's defeat. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPeru fans look dejected following their side’s defeat.Hide Caption 25 of 65Denmark's Andreas Christensen goes down during the match between Peru and Denmark.Denmark's Andreas Christensen goes down during the match between Peru and Denmark. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupDenmark’s Andreas Christensen goes down during the match between Peru and Denmark.Hide Caption 26 of 65Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel makes a save during the match.Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel makes a save during the match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupDenmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel makes a save during the match.Hide Caption 27 of 65Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, and Iceland's Hordur Magnusson struggle for the ball.Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, and Iceland's Hordur Magnusson struggle for the ball. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupArgentina’s Lionel Messi, left, and Iceland’s Hordur Magnusson struggle for the ball.Hide Caption 28 of 65Argentina's Messi appears downcast at the end of the match, where Iceland held his team to a 1-1 draw.Argentina's Messi appears downcast at the end of the match, where Iceland held his team to a 1-1 draw. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupArgentina’s Messi appears downcast at the end of the match, where Iceland held his team to a 1-1 draw.Hide Caption 29 of 65Iceland's fans cheer during the match. Iceland's fans cheer during the match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupIceland’s fans cheer during the match. Hide Caption 30 of 65Argentina's Lucas Biglia, front, heads the ball with Iceland's Kari Arnason.Argentina's Lucas Biglia, front, heads the ball with Iceland's Kari Arnason. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupArgentina’s Lucas Biglia, front, heads the ball with Iceland’s Kari Arnason.Hide Caption 31 of 65Paul Pogba, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring France's second goal against Australia. France won the match 2-1.Paul Pogba, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring France's second goal against Australia. France won the match 2-1. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPaul Pogba, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring France’s second goal against Australia. France won the match 2-1.Hide Caption 32 of 65Australia's Mathew Leckie, front, and France's Raphael Varane challenge for the ball.Australia's Mathew Leckie, front, and France's Raphael Varane challenge for the ball. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupAustralia’s Mathew Leckie, front, and France’s Raphael Varane challenge for the ball.Hide Caption 33 of 65France's Pogba keeps his eye on the ball.France's Pogba keeps his eye on the ball. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFrance’s Pogba keeps his eye on the ball.Hide Caption 34 of 65Fans of France share a kiss before the match with Australia.Fans of France share a kiss before the match with Australia. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFans of France share a kiss before the match with Australia.Hide Caption 35 of 65Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan punches the ball clear from France's Samuel Umtiti.Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan punches the ball clear from France's Samuel Umtiti. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupAustralian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan punches the ball clear from France’s Samuel Umtiti.Hide Caption 36 of 65Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his first-half penalty against Spain on Friday, June 15. He added two more goals in the 3-3 draw.Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his first-half penalty against Spain on Friday, June 15. He added two more goals in the 3-3 draw. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPortugal star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his first-half penalty against Spain on Friday, June 15. He added two more goals in the 3-3 draw.Hide Caption 37 of 65Spanish defender Nacho, left, competes for a header with Portugal's Bruno Fernandes. Nacho conceded the early penalty to Ronaldo but responded with a second-half goal.Spanish defender Nacho, left, competes for a header with Portugal's Bruno Fernandes. Nacho conceded the early penalty to Ronaldo but responded with a second-half goal. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSpanish defender Nacho, left, competes for a header with Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes. Nacho conceded the early penalty to Ronaldo but responded with a second-half goal.Hide Caption 38 of 65Ronaldo coolly slots home his penalty.Ronaldo coolly slots home his penalty. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupRonaldo coolly slots home his penalty.Hide Caption 39 of 65Fernando Hierro was making his debut as Spain's manager. The former captain took over two days ago when <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/sport/julen-lopetegui-real-madrid-spain-world-cup-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">Spain fired Julen Lopetegui.</a>Fernando Hierro was making his debut as Spain's manager. The former captain took over two days ago when <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/sport/julen-lopetegui-real-madrid-spain-world-cup-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">Spain fired Julen Lopetegui.</a> Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFernando Hierro was making his debut as Spain’s manager. The former captain took over two days ago when Spain fired Julen Lopetegui.Hide Caption 40 of 65Portuguese defender Raphael Guerreiro controls the ball in the match against Spain.Portuguese defender Raphael Guerreiro controls the ball in the match against Spain. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPortuguese defender Raphael Guerreiro controls the ball in the match against Spain.Hide Caption 41 of 65Nacho challenges Andre Silva. The Iberian derby was a matchup of the last two European champions.Nacho challenges Andre Silva. The Iberian derby was a matchup of the last two European champions. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupNacho challenges Andre Silva. The Iberian derby was a matchup of the last two European champions.Hide Caption 42 of 65Spanish striker Diego Costa kneels on the goal line after scoring his second goal of the night. This one tied the match at 2-2.Spanish striker Diego Costa kneels on the goal line after scoring his second goal of the night. This one tied the match at 2-2. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSpanish striker Diego Costa kneels on the goal line after scoring his second goal of the night. This one tied the match at 2-2.Hide Caption 43 of 65Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz lies on the ground after heading the ball into his own net late in stoppage time on Friday. The whistle was blown just a few moments later, and Iran won 1-0.Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz lies on the ground after heading the ball into his own net late in stoppage time on Friday. The whistle was blown just a few moments later, and Iran won 1-0. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMorocco’s Aziz Bouhaddouz lies on the ground after heading the ball into his own net late in stoppage time on Friday. The whistle was blown just a few moments later, and Iran won 1-0.Hide Caption 44 of 65Fans enjoy the atmosphere before the Iran-Morocco match.Fans enjoy the atmosphere before the Iran-Morocco match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFans enjoy the atmosphere before the Iran-Morocco match.Hide Caption 45 of 65Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia, foreground, competes for a header.Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia, foreground, competes for a header. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMoroccan defender Mehdi Benatia, foreground, competes for a header.Hide Caption 46 of 65Iran's Alireza Jahanbakhsh grimaces in pain in front of Morocco's Romain Saiss.Iran's Alireza Jahanbakhsh grimaces in pain in front of Morocco's Romain Saiss. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupIran’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh grimaces in pain in front of Morocco’s Romain Saiss.Hide Caption 47 of 65Iran's Karim Ansarifard is defended by Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat.Iran's Karim Ansarifard is defended by Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupIran’s Karim Ansarifard is defended by Morocco’s Noureddine Amrabat.Hide Caption 48 of 65Jahanbakhsh shares a light-hearted moment with Morocco's Ayoub El Kaabi, foreground, after they collided during the match.Jahanbakhsh shares a light-hearted moment with Morocco's Ayoub El Kaabi, foreground, after they collided during the match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupJahanbakhsh shares a light-hearted moment with Morocco’s Ayoub El Kaabi, foreground, after they collided during the match.Hide Caption 49 of 65Uruguayan defender Jose Gimenez, third from right, heads in the only goal in Friday's victory over Egypt. The winner came off a free kick in the 89th minute.Uruguayan defender Jose Gimenez, third from right, heads in the only goal in Friday's victory over Egypt. The winner came off a free kick in the 89th minute. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupUruguayan defender Jose Gimenez, third from right, heads in the only goal in Friday’s victory over Egypt. The winner came off a free kick in the 89th minute.Hide Caption 50 of 65Uruguay's Luis Suarez, left, and Egypt's Sam Morsy battle for the ball.Uruguay's Luis Suarez, left, and Egypt's Sam Morsy battle for the ball. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupUruguay’s Luis Suarez, left, and Egypt’s Sam Morsy battle for the ball.Hide Caption 51 of 65Fans watch the Egypt-Uruguay match from temporary seats set up at the Ekaterinburg Arena. The seats had to be installed to meet FIFA's minimum-seating requirement.Fans watch the Egypt-Uruguay match from temporary seats set up at the Ekaterinburg Arena. The seats had to be installed to meet FIFA's minimum-seating requirement. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFans watch the Egypt-Uruguay match from temporary seats set up at the Ekaterinburg Arena. The seats had to be installed to meet FIFA’s minimum-seating requirement.Hide Caption 52 of 65Egyptian midfielder Abdallah Said heads the ball during Friday's match.Egyptian midfielder Abdallah Said heads the ball during Friday's match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupEgyptian midfielder Abdallah Said heads the ball during Friday’s match.Hide Caption 53 of 65Egyptian star Mohamed Salah never entered the match against Uruguay. The African Player of the Year is coming off a shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final.Egyptian star Mohamed Salah never entered the match against Uruguay. The African Player of the Year is coming off a shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupEgyptian star Mohamed Salah never entered the match against Uruguay. The African Player of the Year is coming off a shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final.Hide Caption 54 of 65Artem Dzyuba celebrates his goal that put Russia up 3-0 in the opening match against Saudi Arabia.Artem Dzyuba celebrates his goal that put Russia up 3-0 in the opening match against Saudi Arabia. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupArtem Dzyuba celebrates his goal that put Russia up 3-0 in the opening match against Saudi Arabia.Hide Caption 55 of 65Denis Cheryshev slips past Saudi defenders to score Russia's second goal just before halftime. Cheryshev was a first-half substitute who came on when Alan Dzagoev injured his hamstring.Denis Cheryshev slips past Saudi defenders to score Russia's second goal just before halftime. Cheryshev was a first-half substitute who came on when Alan Dzagoev injured his hamstring. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupDenis Cheryshev slips past Saudi defenders to score Russia’s second goal just before halftime. Cheryshev was a first-half substitute who came on when Alan Dzagoev injured his hamstring.Hide Caption 56 of 65Fedor Smolov fights off two Saudi defenders. Russia and Saudi Arabia came into the match as the lowest-ranked teams in the tournament.Fedor Smolov fights off two Saudi defenders. Russia and Saudi Arabia came into the match as the lowest-ranked teams in the tournament. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFedor Smolov fights off two Saudi defenders. Russia and Saudi Arabia came into the match as the lowest-ranked teams in the tournament.Hide Caption 57 of 65Fans watching from Yekaterinburg, Russia, celebrate Russia's first goal.Fans watching from Yekaterinburg, Russia, celebrate Russia's first goal. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFans watching from Yekaterinburg, Russia, celebrate Russia’s first goal.Hide Caption 58 of 65The ball flies past Saudi Arabian goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf for Russia's fourth goal.The ball flies past Saudi Arabian goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf for Russia's fourth goal. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupThe ball flies past Saudi Arabian goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf for Russia’s fourth goal.Hide Caption 59 of 65Yuri Gazinsky heads the ball to score the opening goal in the 12th minute.Yuri Gazinsky heads the ball to score the opening goal in the 12th minute. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupYuri Gazinsky heads the ball to score the opening goal in the 12th minute.Hide Caption 60 of 65A fan wears body paint in Russia's colors before the opening match.A fan wears body paint in Russia's colors before the opening match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupA fan wears body paint in Russia’s colors before the opening match.Hide Caption 61 of 65Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the crowd before kickoff at the Luzhniki Stadium.Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the crowd before kickoff at the Luzhniki Stadium. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupRussian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the crowd before kickoff at the Luzhniki Stadium.Hide Caption 62 of 65Performers take part in the tournament's opening ceremony.Performers take part in the tournament's opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPerformers take part in the tournament’s opening ceremony.Hide Caption 63 of 65British pop star Robbie Williams headlined the opening ceremony.British pop star Robbie Williams headlined the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupBritish pop star Robbie Williams headlined the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 64 of 65Russian soprano Aida Garifullina sings during the opening ceremony.Russian soprano Aida Garifullina sings during the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupRussian soprano Aida Garifullina sings during the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 65 of 6511 world cup 06171812 world cup 06171813 world cup 06171814 world cup 06171815 world cup 06171816 world cup 06171817 world cup 06171810 world cup 06171809 world cup 06171808 world cup 06171807 world cup 06171806 world cup 061718 RESTRICTED05 world cup 06171804 world cup 06171803 world cup 06171802 world cup 06171801 world cup 06171816 world cup 061618 RESTRICTED17 world cup 061618 RESTRICTED18 world cup 06161819 world cup 06161820 world cup 06161811 world cup 061618 RESTRICTED14 world cup 061618 RESTRICTED13 world cup 061618 RESTRICTED12 world cup 06161815 world cup 061618 10 world cup 06161807 world cup 06161809 world cup 06161808 world cup 06161806 world cup 061618 RESTRICTED02 world cup 06161803 world cup 06161805 world cup 06161804 world cup 06161813b world cup 06151814 world cup 06151815 world cup 06151816 world cup 06151817 world cup 06151818 world cup 06151819 world cup 06151807 world cup 06151808 world cup 06151809 world cup 06151810 world cup 06151811 world cup 06151812 world cup 06151801 world cup 06151802 world cup 06151803 world cup 06151804 world cup 06151805 world cup 06151825 world cup 06141819 world cup 06141820 world cup 06141828 world cup 06141824 world cup 06141816 world cup 06141803 world cup 06141809 world cup 06141808 world cup 06141807 world cup 06141806 world cup 061418His calming influence was crucial, marshaling the space in front of Mexico’s back four as wave after wave of German attacks descended on the area.Low brought on striker Mario Gomez in a final attempt to rescue a point but the Stuttgart forward missed a late header and El Tri held on for their first ever win over Germany in a World Cup.

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