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Mexico are ready to cause a major upset says coach Juan Carlos Osorio

Mexico are ready to cause a major upset says coach Juan Carlos Osorio

The world witnessed how Mexico, underdogs in the World Cup 2018, came face to face with the might of the Germans, the world'd defending champions, and defeated them 1-0 on Sunday, June 17.

While the incident in Mexico City was not officially an natural disaster, there is no denying the sheer euphoria Mexico felt after pulling one of the first major upsets in the 2018 World Cup, thereby placing them in a very secure position to advance to the Round-of-16 stage.

Germany, who have never failed to reach the knockout stages at a World Cup, will hope to bounce back against Sweden in Sochi on Saturday before they play South Korea in their final match.

Mexico and Chucky Lozano sent shockwaves throughout the soccer world after knocking off World Cup holders Germany in the opening match of Group F play. Magazine Sports Bild commented "There were no world champions to be seen on the pitch" in a damning verdict on the below-par performance.

Such was the magnitude of the celebration in Mexico that it caused an "artificial" quake according to SIMMSA, the body that monitors and analyses seismic activity in the country.

"I put it down to stress, first match nerves, that's true for me too", the Brazil boss said. "We must show what made us so strong in the past".

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He did, however, admit that following the defeat to Mexico, several issues were addressed within the team.

Lozano, a 22-year-old forward from the Dutch league nicknamed "Chucky", got Mexico going with a deflected shot over the bar in the first minute.

Loew has, like the Brazilians, transformed the team from 2014 to the extent that the man who scored the World Cup winning goal in Rio, Mario Goetze, is not in the squad.

The street parties are still ongoing Sunday afternoon in Mexico. "As proceedings are ongoing please understand we can not comment further at this stage", Federation Internationale de Football Association said in a statement.

Fans had better stop jumping by Wednesday, when the Mexican team plays again, taking on Sweden.

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