"The team has experience dealing with losses". We can not change the result of the game (against Mexico) or of the warm-up games.
In Group F, there was the shock defeat of the tournament so far. with reigning World champions Germany losing one-nil to Mexico in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.
Joachim Low has admitted that his Germany side weren't at the races after they slipped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Mexico on Sunday.
"It's pretty simple: we played like we did against Saudi Arabia, but this time it was against a better opponent", fumed the Bayern Munich player, who was booked for a foul in the dying stages. And by scoring the winning goal of his team, Hirving Lozano has literally shaken his country. Although Germany will still be expected to beat Sweden and South Korea and progress, the runner-up in Group F will face a last-16 tie against the Group E victor, expected to be Brazil.
Hirving Lozano (No 22) celebrates his first-half victor for Germany as Mesut Özil looks dejected.
But back in Mexico, the aftershocks of celebration will likely continue through the week.
The coach instead opted for another 22-year-old attacker, Julian Brandt, who entered late in Sunday's match and blasted a shot just wide of the Mexican goal about two minutes later that had Loew covering his face with his hands.
Around the time that Mexican forward Hirving Lozano scored in the first half of the match, seismologists detected vibrations in Mexico City that resembled a small natural disaster.
Elated fans waved Mexican flags and donned traditional "sombrero" hats at the iconic Angel of Independence monument in downtown Mexico City as they sang the country's unofficial soccer anthem, "Cielito Lindo", or "Pretty Little Sky", a popular folksong.
But Mexican fans in Russian Federation argue it's "normal".
"It's disappointing to have lost the first match". Now we have to show what made us strong in the past.
"One thing I will not be doing is think about the round of 16. It goes without saying that the next match will be decisive for us, we have to win it".
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