Mexico World Cup fans jump with joy, cause small natural disaster


Both literally and figuratively. Mexico's World Cup started against defending champion Germany on Sunday, but the result was better than even the most optimistic Mexico fan could have imagined.

Germany must now worry about a similar outcome to their title defence and Sunday's defeat was their first opening day World Cup loss since Algeria claimed a shock win in 1982.

Mexico left defending champions Germany exhausted and beaten in the first major upset at the 2018 World Cup.

"The #sismo detected in Mexico City originated artificially", the organisation posted on social media.

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The tie was decided by an emphatic strike from PSV Eindhoven's Hirving Lozano, who finished off a swift counter-attack with a cool finish midway through the first-half.

Seismologists at Mexico's official quake authority reported ground movements on at least two sensors inside Mexico City at the exact time of the goal, recording an acceleration reading of 37m/second squared. We had 20 chances, but too many shots were off target.

"I have no idea why that was the case with other countries", he said.

For the time being, Lozano's focus will be on helping Mexico qualify for the last 16 at the World Cup. Commentators anxious that family tensions could distract the players from their goal of winning World Cup matches. In 2011, National Football League running back Marshawn Lynch ran for a 67 yard touchdown that ultimately proved to be enough to move the team past defending Super Bowl Champions, The New Orleans Saints. The squad had not lost a World Cup opener since 1982 and won its four previous initial matches by a combined score of 20-2.