Jumping Soccer Fans Triggered a Small Earthquake in Mexico


Jumping Soccer Fans Triggered a Small Earthquake in Mexico

Ross Houston
June 19, 2018

Mexico left defending champions Germany exhausted and beaten in the first major upset at the 2018 World Cup.

Hirving Lozano struck the only goal of the Group F clash, but Mexico wasted numerous chances on the break to record an even larger margin of victory. The goal in the 35th minute sparked some wild celebrations at the screening, with a fan in a traditional Mexican lucha libre mask dancing and waving the Mexican flag as other fans chanted 'Mexico, Mexico!'.

A tweet describing an artificial quake in Mexico City, after Mexico scored what would be the game-winning goal in the World Cup upset against Germany, went viral Sunday.

Germany will still expect to progress - they face Sweden and South Korea in their remaining matches - but Hummels told his team-mates to buck up their ideas.


Gianluigi Buffon was in the Italy squad for five World Cups from 1998 through 2014, but didn't play in his first tournament. "That's why the first half was like it was and Mexico obviously deserved to win it".

"I'm not happy with this result".

"I don't quite understand why we played the way we did today, because we had already had a shot across our bow (against Saudi Arabia)".

The Paris Saint-Germain striker's participation at the finals in Russian Federation had been cast into doubt after he suffered a broken bone in his right foot in late February.


A key part of the approach is that Osorio, Mexico's ninth coach since the 2006 World Cup, tries to shield the players from the ferocious pressure of the Mexican media.

Germany had been shambolic in preparation towards the World Cup.

Before the game, Melba Pria had predicted a Mexican win, saying, "We only need one goal to win".


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