Germany v Mexico, 17 June 2018

Score1-0 to Mexico
RefereeAlireza Faghani
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group F
VenueLuzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance78,011
Kick-off: 6.00pm local Germany v Mexico was Match 11 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran) Assistant Referee 1: Reza Sokhandan (Iran) Assistant Referee 2: Mohammadreza Mansouri (Iran) Fourth Official: Mohammed Abdulla (United Arab Emirates) Reserve AR: Mohamed Al-Hammadi (United Arab Emirates) VAR: Massimilliano Irrati (Italy) Mexico had only previously beaten Germany once and that was a friendly in 1985. This was only the second time that Germany had lost their opening match at a World Cup finals; also in 1982 against Algeria when they went on to reach the Final. This was the third consecutive World Cup finals were the holders had failed to win their opening game; Italy drew 1-1 with Paraguay in 2010 and Spain lost 5-1 against Netherlands in 2014. Mexico's Rafael Marquez appeared in his record-equalling fifth World Cup finals (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018) along with fellow Mexican Antonio Carbajal (1950, 1954, 1958, 1962 and 1966) and Germany's Lothar Matthaus (1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998).

0  Germany

Manager: Joachim Löw

1  Mexico

Manager: Juan Carlos Osorio

Goals:

Goals:

Hirving Lozano 35 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (captain)
Defender Jérôme Boateng
Defender Mats Hummels
Defender/Midfielder Joshua Kimmich
Midfielder Sami Khedira
Midfielder Toni Kroos
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder/Forward Julian Draxler
Midfielder/Forward Thomas Müller
Forward Timo Werner

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa
Defender Hugo Ayala
Defender Miguel Layún
Defender Héctor Moreno
Defender Carlos Salcedo
Defender/Midfielder Jesús Gallardo
Midfielder Andrés Guardado (captain)
Midfielder Héctor Herrera
Midfielder Hirving Lozano
Forward Carlos Vela

Substitutions:

Marco Reus for Sami Khedira 60
Mario Gómez for Marvin Plattenhardt 79
Julian Brandt for Timo Werner 86

Substitutions:

Edson Álvarez for Carlos Vela 58
Raúl Jiménez for Hirving Lozano 66
Rafael Márquez for Andrés Guardado 74

Cards:

Thomas Müller 83 Y
Mats Hummels 84 Y

Cards:

Héctor Moreno 40 Y
Héctor Herrera 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp
Defender Matthias Ginter
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Defender Niklas Süle
Midfielder Julian Brandt
Midfielder İlkay Gündogan
Midfielder Sebastian Rudy
Midfielder/Forward Leon Goretzka
Midfielder/Forward Marco Reus
Forward Mario Gómez

On the bench:

Goalkeeper José Corona
Goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera
Defender/Midfielder Edson Álvarez
Defender/Midfielder Rafael Márquez
Midfielder Javier Aquino
Midfielder Jonathan dos Santos
Midfielder Marco Fabián
Midfielder Erick Gutiérrez
Midfielder/Forward Jesús Corona
Midfielder/Forward Giovani dos Santos
Forward Raúl Jiménez
Forward Oribe Peralta