How Mexico’s Goal Caused An Earthquake

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Defending champions Germany got their World Cup off to a rocky start, to say the least. An unexpected 1-0 loss had to be endured against Mexico, courtesy of a first-half goal from Hirving Lozano.

The blow to the Europeans will be viewed in an interesting fashion by supporters from across the globe, as Germans alone aren’t supporters of their national side.

And while this kind of mass support is a brilliant parcel of the great game, it may have quite drastic physical implications too.

It has been reported that Lozano’s incredible goal may have set off a minor earthquake in Mexico City.

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The nation’s government released the following: “The Seismometer detected in Mexico City originated artificially. Possibly by massive jumps during Mexico’s goal at the World Cup. At least two sensors inside the city detected it at 11:32.”


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While the Luzhniki Stadium did display a massive amount of support from the Mexicans, who reciprocated quite well after the winner was scored, a result of such a magnitude is quite impressive, to say the least.

Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was certainly a vital cog in the nation’s leap to the top of Group F. However, the Germans didn’t exactly make life hard for him either.


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A glimmer of the side that had thrashed Brazil and Argentina to win the title back in 2014 was on display on Sunday, and some early worries were already setting in at full-time regarding how they’d fare for the rest of the tournament.

South Korea and Sweden are their remaining matches in the group stage, and manager Joachim Löw will have to get his bearings straight and put up a tactically sound squad for the remaining games.

Despite having some incredible talents at their disposal, the likes of Khedira and Draxler didn’t seem to fit well against Mexico, and such chinks will have to be amended swiftly.