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Germany vs Mexico: Live blog, text commentary, line-ups, stream & TV channel

Mexico have advanced to the knock-out stages of the World Cup in each of the last six tournaments and are now in the driving seat after this result. Germany will have to improve for their games against Sweden and South Korea but will be wary of the fact that the last two defending champions have exited the competition at the group stage.

A huge result for Mexico and a scoreline that will rock the World Cup. Hirving Lozano's goal proved to be the difference but the entire performance from Mexico was superb. Germany simply couldn't cope with their counter-attacks and didn't really create enough to break through a resilient defensive line.

A poor start to the tournament from Germany but Mexico looked fantastic, they played perfectly to counter the German system. Only one team has ever won the World Cup after losing their opening game that was Spain in 2010. Germany need to improve but Mexico can be proud of this historic victory.

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Full-Time Germany 0-1 Mexico

90+1 Mins: Into three minutes of added time, Germany are on the verge of beginning their World Cup defence with a defeat.

90 Mins: Herrera picks up a late yellow card for a clumsy foul.

90 Mins: There are to be three minutes added on at the end of this game, can Germany find an equaliser?

89 Mins: OFF THE POST! The ball drops to Brandt on the edge of the area and the Bayer Leverkusen man smashes a ferocious attempt at goal which clatters the outside of the post.

87 Mins: Was that the chance!? Gomez rises in the area to head at goal and you'd expect to see the net bulge. However, his effort sails over the bar. 

87 Mins: Substitution: Last roll of the dice for Germany now as Julian Brandt replaces Timo Werner.

84 Mins: Hummels now has his name taken for a clattering challenge, with his frustration clearly showing.

84 Mins: SAVE! I've lost count of the number of times Kroos has tried his luck from distance but, barring the free-kick, hasn't threatened Ochoa enough. It's another comfortable save.

83 Mins: Muller picks up Germany's first yellow card of the game for a blatant shirt pull on Herrera.

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82 Mins: WIDE! Layun has space following another counter attack and he drives a fierce shot at goal but it whistles past the far post.

79 Mins: Second change for Germany and another very attacking one, with Gomez replaces Plattenhardt.

78 Mins: OVER! Layun hits on the counter and has to do it all on his own, trying to beat Neuer from distance but his attempt isn't good enough.

77 Mins: Huge tackle! Germany ping the ball around, looking to make room, and Draxler looks to have an opening. He fires at goal but it's crucially blocked and put behind for a corner, though Mexico's defence remains firm yet again.

76 Mins: Germany are running out of time but they remain patient looking for an opening. Kroos picks the ball up on the edge of the area and tries to guide an effort into the bottom left-hand corner but it's wide of the mark yet again.

73 Mins: Substitution: Guardardo makes way for Mexico legend Rafael Marquez who is appearing in his fifth World Cup Finals

72 Mins: A break in play as Gallardo receives treatment after taking a cross from Reus straight in the face. 

70 Mins: PENALTY SHOUT! Hernandez is found by a searching through ball and the West Ham man has the goal at his mercy. He comes under pressure from Hummels, falling to ground but he was certainly looking at it.

68 Mins: Germany are throwing everyone forward, leaving just Boateng back to protect Neuer's net. Mexico could exploit that if they're a bit braver but they're content with what they have at the moment.

67 Mins: BLOCKED! Germany starting to find room as a cross floats over Salcedo and into the path of Draxler, who sees a shot deflected behind. From the resulting corner, Werner volleys over the bar.

66 Mins: Substitution: Goalscorer Hirving Lozano makes way for Raul Jimenez, he has been fantastic today and may become one of the breakout stars of this tournament.

65 Mins: OVER! Kimmich latches onto Boateng's cross and tries an acrobatic overhead kick, which loops over the head of Ochoa and lands on the roof of the net.

64 Mins: Mexico have packed the defence to limit the space for Germany to exploit and they're playing a lot deeper in the second half. The question is whether just one goal will be enough to secure the win.

62 Mins: Into the final 30 minutes of the game and you expect both sides to have at least one clear-cut opportunity to find the net. Mexico would love to double their lead but Germany are dictating the tempo of the game.

61 Mins: Substitution: An indication of Low's plans for the remainder of the match as a very attacking change is made. Reus enters the frame, replacing Khedira.

60 Mins: Germany need fresh ideas and it looks like Low is about to make his first change, with Marco Reus getting stripped and ready on the sidelines.

58 Mins: Substitution: Tactical switch for Mexico, as Alvarez replaces Vela in what is clearly a defensive change.

57 Mins: Huge moment! Mexico hit on the counter again with two players charging through on goal, exposing the space left by Plattenhardt. Hernandez attempts to cut the ball across to Vela but he fails to get the ball under control.

56 Mins: Mexico always travel well to World Cup tournaments and are being given an immense reception here. Every touch is being cheered by their fans, although they have their backs against the wall at the moment.

54 Mins: Werner tumbles on the edge of the box, appealing for a free-kick, but the referee waves play on. Germany still to craft a direct opening, though Draxler sees a shot blocked and wins a corner.

52 Mins: Germany are enjoying the lion's share of possession in the minutes since the restart but they're yet to find a way through the Mexico defence.

50 Mins: Mexico will need to keep their heads throughout the match as Germany will certainly increase the pressure as the game progresses but they look solid for now.

48 Mins: Doesn't look to be a change of plan for Germany, as Kimmich continues to push forward and leaving plenty of room at the back.

46 Mins: Germany get us started in this second half. 

Joachim Low will be determined for his side to perform better in the second half and Werner, who has looked threatening when he's found space in behind, needs to be given more of the ball. Hummels and Boateng need to improve at the back, as they've struggled in the first period.

Mexico have been fantastic in the opening half and thoroughly deserved their lead. They haven't allowed Toni Kroos any time on the ball, while Hirving Lozano has been deadly down the left and it's his goal that has been the difference. The last two defending World Cup winners have exited the competition at the group stage, could Germany continue that trend?

HALF TIME: Mexico go in 1-0 up and they deserve their lead. Osorio's side have looked incredibly dangerous with their pace on the break. They have shown no fear against the defending world champions who have looked off the pace.

45 Mins: There will be one minute added on at the end of the first half.

44 Mins: Germany continue to look off the pace in attack, misplacing passes and wasting opportunities, while their defence is being torn apart by the pace of Mexico on the counter-attack.

STAT: The last time Germany conceded first in a World Cup match and went on to win was back in 1998, versus Mexico (2-1). A good omen?

STAT: There have been 9 shots on target in this game - the most in the first half of a WC game since Togo v France in 2006.

40 Mins: Moreno picks up the game's first yellow card for timewasting. 

39 Mins: Woodwork! Toni Kroos strikes a free kick from 30 yards out which Ochoa tips onto the crossbar. Mexico under some pressure now.

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35 Mins: GOAAAAL! Mexico take the lead! A quick break from Mexico left Javier Hernandez one on one with Jerome Boateng but Hirving Lozano sped up the left where he recieved the ball and smashed it past Neuer at the near post. Brilliant awareness from Hernandez, who could have taken on Boateng himself but unselfishly presented the ball to Lozano. 1-0!

32 Mins: Mexico will be very happy with how they've performed so far, keeping Germany relatively quiet in attack and also causing their opponents problems when they push forward.

STAT: Germany have won their opening game in each of the last seven World Cups, including scoring 20 goals in their last four openers.

31 Mins: It's a very physical game, with fouls all over the field, but we're still yet to see a huge chance for either side. The play in the final third so far has disappointed.

30 Mins: Germany are playing very risky at the back, providing encouragement for Mexico, and it's only a matter of time before they get a clear-cut opening.

28 Mins: Golden opportunity for Mexico on the break as Vela charges forward into acres of room but his attempt to cut a ball into the middle is blocked.

26 Mins: Now it's time for a Germany free-kick, which Kroos takes from the right. Hummels rises highest at the far post, heading back into the middle, but Mexico get it away.

24 Mins: Mexico are winning a number of free-kicks in the attacking third but are yet to truly test Neuer or the Germany defence.

22 Mins: SAVE! Germany starting to pepper Mexico's goal with shots but Ochoa has dealt with any threat relatively easily. Kroos is the latest man to try his luck from distance.

20 Mins: SAVE! Werner takes down a lofted ball superbly but his shot on the turn is tame. Draxler had a lot of space on the left and passing to the PSG man would have been a better option.

19 Mins: There's something you don't see often, a foul throw at the World Cup. Boateng is the guilty offender.

17 Mins: Germany look very dangerous when they go forward but Mexico certainly possess a threat at the other end. With Kimmich bombing forward from full-back, Lozano is finding plenty of space to run into.

16 Mins: WIDE! Kimmich finds room on the right and whips it towards the far post, where Khedira misses the ball and Salcedo pokes just wide of his own post. The resulting corner is headed away but only as far as Draxler, who sees a strike from distance saved easily by Ochoa.

14 Mins: CHANCE! Kroos concedes a free-kick for handball, believing he was fouled and grabbing onto it, but the referee isn't interested in his protests. It's whopped into the middle where Moreno gets a head onto the ball but isn't enough to truly threaten Neuer

12 Mins: Mexico remain dangerous and Germany are certainly not getting things all their own way. The atmosphere within the stadium is absolutely rocking.

10 Mins: SAVE! Herrera tries a pop from distance but Neuer is equal to the effort. Mexico are finding plenty of room behind Germany's midfield, outnumbering Khedira and Kroos.

9 Mins: Free-kick to Mexico in a dangerous central position, which Layun is lurking over. However, his effort is way over Neuer's bar.

7 Mins: Werner has big boots to fill stepping into the void left by the likes of Mirsolav Klose and Lukas Podolski after the World Cup triumph in 2014 but he's impressing in the opening exchanges here, using his pace to create havoc for the Mexico defence.

5 Mins: A fiery start to the game with attacking flair show at both ends, though Germany are starting to settle into a controlling tempo.

3 Mins: WIDE! Werner now showing his pace in the final third from Germany, latching onto Kimmich's through ball but dragging a shot wide of the far post.

1 Min: CHANCES! Shakey start from Germany, as Lozano uses his pace to burst into the box from the left but has his shot blocked by Boateng. Layun curls a corner into the middle that bounces back towards the goal off Plattenhardt but Neuer snatches possession.

1 Min: KICK-OFF! Mexico get us underway in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

5 Mins to KO: The national anthems are underway and we are just minutes from kick off.

30 Mins to KO: Muller, remarkably, already has ten World Cup goals from his two previous tournaments after scoring five in both the 2010 and 2014 competitions. He's six behind the all-time leading World Cup scorer Miroslav Klose, who surpassed Ronaldo's tally of 15 four years ago in Brazil.

Germany are the overwhelming favourites to win Group F but the battle for second-spot could be extremely tight. Sweden, back at the World Cup for the first time since 2006, will fancy their chances of advancing to the Round of 16 for the third tournament in a row but Mexico and 2002 semi-finalists South Korea will give them a stern test.

This will be the fourth World Cup encounter between Germany and Mexico. The European nation are unbeaten in those meetings, with two wins and two draws.

Mexico will be keen to start strongly today and have named a rather attacking line-up in a 4-3-3 formation. Hernandez and Vela are both experienced at a high level but PSV Eindhoven's Lozano could be one to watch for the tournament. He'll be head-to-head with another younger player in today's game, battling Kimmich down the left.

Joachim Low names a strong Germany side, with the major decisions being the selection of Neuer between the sticks after a lengthy battle with injury and Ozil getting the nod ahead of Reus. Six of the selected players started the World Cup final victory against Argentina four years ago.

Meanwhile, Mexico will be aiming to advance into the knockout stages of the World Cup once again and will hope to overcome the hurdle that has blocked their path in recent campaigns. In the last six World Cup's, Mexico have fallen at the Round of 16 stage - including to the Netherlans in 2014.

Defending champions Germany are tipped amongst the favourites to go all the way again in Russia and Joachim Low has an exceptionally talented side to choose from. The last side to successfully defend their World Cup crown was Brazil in 1962, so the odds are stacked against them. 

Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of the Group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where the two sides begin their campaign.

Game Germany vs Mexico
Date Sunday, June 17
Time 4pm BST / 11am ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)


Squads & Team News

Germany shocked everyone by leaving Leroy Sane at home, Marco Reus doesn't start as Julian Draxler is preferred for the game against Mexico. The retirement of Miroslav Klose, Lukas Podolski, Philip Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger has not left Germany looking any weaker with strong replacements in each position.

Confirmed Germany XI: Manuel Neuer; Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Marvin Plattenhardt; Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos; Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler; Timo Werner.

Germany Subs: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp, Ilkay Gundogan, Mario Gomez, Matthias Ginter, Antonio Rudiger, Leon Goretzka, Julian Brandt, Marco Reus, Niklas Sule, Sebastian Rudy.

Mexico have a mix or youth and experience in their starting XI, Ochoa was a star in 2014 and will have a lot of work to do today. Chicharito remains their main man up front but youngster Hirving Lozano is one to watch out for on the wing.

Confirmed Mexico XI:  Guillermo Ochoa; Carlos Salcedo, Hugo Ayala, Hector Moreno, Jesus Gallardo; Miguel Layun, Andres Guardado, Hector Herrera; Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez, Hirving Lozano.

Mexico Subs: Jesus Corona, Alfredo Talavera, Marco Fabian, Raul Jimenez, Jonathan dos Santos, Giovani dos Santos, Edson Alvarez, Rafael Marquez, Oribe Peralta, Jesus Manuel Corona, Javier Aquino, Erick Gutierrez.

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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US TV channelOnline stream
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BBC One or streamed live online using the iPlayer.

UK TV channelOnline stream
BBC OneBBC iPlayer