A 'milestone' World Cup win kicks off celebration for Mexico

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Osorio's team provided the shock result of the tournament so far by overcoming the reigning world champions 1-0, but Osorio revealed that the Mexican team was not at full strength.

The defending World champion Germans, who seek to become the first country since Brazil in 1962 to repeat as World Cup winners, want to make an early statement in what should be their most hard test of group play, while Mexico want to prove they belong among the world's powerhouses.

He started all four of Mexico's matches in South Korea and Japan and wore the captain's armband, though his tournament ended with a red card in a round of 16 loss to the USA national team.

Brazil, and their star Neymar, made their bow in Russian Federation in Rostov-on-Don but gutsy Switzerland battled back to cancel out a Philippe Coutinho strike midway through the first half of the Group E tie. "We have to focus on our strong points".

Mexico will be proud after beating Germany for the first time in the World Cup after getting it third time lucky following two previous losses in 1962 and 1978.

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"Any team that tries to play with a back four at the halfway line is exposed with 35 meters in behind them and they are not an exception", he said a day before his team takes on Germany in Group F at Luzhniki Stadium.

El Tri as the team is called in homage to Mexico's three-color flag, has failed make it to the round of 16 in the last six World Cups.

"We were warned (in the warm-up games)".

"We speak a lot about them and we consider them clearly superior", said Salcedo, who signed a four-year deal with Eintracht Frankfurt in May after spending the past season on loan with the Bundesliga club.

But from the moment the Germans found the back of the net for the second time, Juan Carlos Osorio's men played arguably their best football of the tournament, pinning the Germans back and carving out a host of chances that went begging for an effective finish.

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Supporter Miguel Paez, who donned a Mexican wrestling mask in the colours of the national flag, said: "We aspire to win a World Cup this time".

Germany have plenty of impressive factors but, versus Mexico at least, pace going forward wasn't one of them. Meanwhile, Osorio hopes the rest of the world will take note of his players, some of whom he thinks haven't gotten the chances they deserve in European leagues. "What's most important is for Mexican football to grow". We have to be ready to play and really believe we can be a match for them.

Switzerland midfielder Steven Zuber headed in the equalizer in the 50th.

"Possibly by massive jumps during the goal by Mexico in the World Cup". "We got a draw but this is only the beginning for us".

According to the Guardian, German head coach Joachim Low described his sides performance as "negligent and haphazard" saying the next game was a must win for the defending champions of 2014.

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