On Sunday, Mexico recorded the first upset of the tournament when they beat the defending champions by a solitary goal.

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Sports FIFA 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 - 13:54

Mexican football fans are reported to have caused a minor earthquake in Mexico City whilst celebrating the team's upset victory over Germany, during the first group match at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Tremors were recorded after forward Hirving Lozano scored what was to be the winning goal, when he slotted the ball in the back of the net past German goalkeeper and captain, Manuel Neuer in Russia, according to seismic monitoring agency SIMMSA.

SIMMSA tweeted, "The #sismo detected in Mexico City originated artificially. Possibly by massive jumps during the goal of the selection of #México in the World Cup. At least two sensors inside the city detected it at 11:32.”

Thousands of spectators gathered at central Zocalo to watch the match on a big TV screen. After the game, they converged on the iconic Angel of Independence monument, waving Mexico flags to celebrate the historic victory.

As Mexico beat the Germans 1-0 in Moscow, the fans sang the country’s unofficial soccer anthem, “Cielito Lindo,” or “Pretty Little Sky,” a popular folksong.

Presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador offered his congratulations at a campaign event in Mexico state, telling supporters, “Just like the team won today, Mexico will keep winning.”

Local supporter Miguel Paez, who was wearing a Mexican wrestling mask which had the colours of the national flag, said: "We aspire to win a World Cup this time.”

Mexico will next face South Korea on June 23, before facing Sweden four days later in what will be their final group-stage match.

Germany, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back from the shocking defeat. The team will face Sweden and South Korea on June 23 and June 27 respectively.

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