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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Mexico's upset win in photos: An emotional victory over Germany in Moscow

At just 22, Hirving Lozano etched himself into Mexican lore forever with the winning goal against Germany.
At just 22, Hirving Lozano etched himself into Mexican lore with the winning goal against Germany.
Mexico fans were loud and proud in Moscow, with nearly 30,000 attending the match.
Mexico fans took over the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday, numbering nearly 30,000.
German fans had nothing to cheer about in their surprising 1-0 defeat to Mexico.
Germany fans were left shocked against Mexico, as the world champions were held scoreless.
Moscow belonged to Mexico on Sunday as thousands flooded the streets.
Moscow was a sea of green jerseys on Sunday as Mexico fans celebrated their side's historic victory.
Juan Carlos Osorio quieted his doubters by orchestrating one of Mexico's best-ever victories.
Oft-criticised Juan Carlos Osorio silenced his doubters with a perfect game plan vs. Germany.
Mexico fans could hardly breathe as time ticked down in the second half.
Young and old Mexico fans sweated it out in the second half as Mexico held on for dear life to their 1-0 lead.
Mexico's players celebrate their historic victory with star goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
Mexico's players rushed to celebrate with Guillermo Ochoa following the final whistle in Moscow.
Mexico fans were emotional after their nation pulled off a historic upset of Germany.
The final whistle was pure elation for Mexico fans, who couldn't believe what their country had accomplished.
Germany were devoid of answers against Mexico and looked a defeat bunch post-match.
Defending champions Germany looked dejected after being thoroughly outplayed by upstart Mexico.
Mexico's win brought star striker Javier Hernandez to tears.
Javier Hernandez was one of the players brought to tears by Mexico's victory.
Germany and their fans will need to regroup to get three points vs. Sweden in their next match.
Germany fans will regroup and hope the side bounce back against Sweden.

 By Reuters

Brazil lost World Cup opener due to anxiety, not Switzerland's rough tactics

Philippe Coutinho began Brazil's World Cup campaign with a brilliant goal, but a header from Steven Zuber earned Switzerland a draw.
Recap all the key storylines from the fourth day of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia -- Brazil's stuttering performance stemmed from anxiety at playing their first World Cup game, coach Tite said after their 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Group E on Sunday.

The five-time champions opened the scoring on 20 minutes when Philippe Coutinho's stunning strike went in off the far post but Steven Zuber levelled five minutes into the second half with a powerful header.

Switzerland were well-organised throughout and Brazil created chances but failed to convert them as...

 By Reuters

FIFA looking into Mexico supporter anti-gay chants during Germany match

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez explain how Juan Carlos Osorio's tactics played a big role in Mexico's defeat of Germany at the World Cup.

MOSCOW -- FIFA said it was looking into reports of alleged anti-gay chants by Mexico fans during their country's 1-0 World Cup win against Germany on Sunday at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium.

Football's global governing body said it was "collecting the different match reports and potential evidence in regards to the matter, including the one from the anti-discrimination match observer who was present at the game as part of FIFA's anti-discrimination monitoring system."

FIFA added that it could not comment...

Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy turns down beer-sponsored trophy at World Cup

After Mohamed Salah watched Egypt's loss to Uruguay from the bench, the FC crew examine how cautious Egypt should be with their superstar.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons.

The trophy, an artistic red goblet, is sponsored by Budweiser. Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol.

Egypt team director Ihab Leheta told The Associated Press on Sunday that El-Shenawy said a "few words" and posed for photos in a brief ceremony, but did not take the goblet. He gave no other details.

The 29-year-old...

 By Tom Marshall

Mexico must refocus at World Cup after historic win vs. Germany -- Hernandez

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez explain how Juan Carlos Osorio's tactics played a big role in Mexico's defeat of Germany at the World Cup.
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson believes Juan Carlos Osorio and Mexico hatched a perfect, counterattacking game plan against an aging Germany side.
A first-half goal from Hirving Lozano held up for Mexico, who shut out Germany to record one of the most famous wins in the country's history.
Following Mexico's unexpected win over Germany, one El Tri fan couldn't hold back his emotions and proposed to his now fiancé.
Episode six of Project Russia takes you through Mexico fans' rollercoaster of emotions before, during and after El Tri's historic win over Germany.

MOSCOW -- Mexico striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez shed tears of joy after El Tri's 1-0 upset win against Germany in its opening game of the World Cup, but he won't be celebrating or dwelling on the victory for long.

Mexico's leading career goal scorer was captured on TV crying on the final whistle but said after the game that while the win brings Mexico a "big boost" moving forward in the tournament, the team won't be getting carried away by the result.

"Tomorrow we will start thinking about...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Club Leon and Landon Donovan part ways ahead of 2018 Apertura

The guys respond to your tweets about breakout stars in Russia, Cristiano Ronaldo's Golden Boot chances and former USMNT players backing Mexico.
ESPN's Sam Borden joins Bob Ley to discuss what the 2026 tournament will look like and what kind of an impact it will have on the host nations.

Landon Donovan and Leon are parting ways before the end of his contract, the club announced in a statement on Sunday.

Donovan came out of retirement for a second time in January to join the Liga MX outfit, but he didn't feature regularly for the club, who finished 13th in the 2018 Clausura standings.

The 36-year-old's contract ran through the end of 2018, with the announcement confirming that he won't compete with the club in the upcoming Apertura.

The Leon statement read in part: "Landon Donovan...