Mexico City mini-earthquake after Lozano World Cup goal

"Whenever you play against world powers, champions and potential champions, it's a little special", added Ochoa.

Other star names at the World Cup are also Muslims including France's Paul Pogba, Germany's Mesut Ozil and El-Shenawy's Egypt team-mate Mohamed Salah.

Germany looks to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to defend its World Cup crown.

"We will continue to look forward".

For Loew, "we played badly", gave the Mexicans too much space, lost too many balls and rushed chances under pressure.

It was not a one-off.

Germany were exposed by Mexico's counter-attacking, and if the Mexicans had been more accurate with their final pass they would not have had to endure a tense finale.

Should Germany change their midfield?

"I won't think of that, I certainly don't care who the opponent will be", he said. They should have scored three, four, five on the break.

Hector Herrera then tested Neuer at the 10-minute mark with a long-range attempt, but the goalkeeper, who endured a lengthy injury layoff this season with Bayern Munich, made a clean diving catch. "Our team has experience of losses".

"I don't know if it's the biggest victory in [Mexico's] history, but one of the biggest for sure, " Lozano said.

Less than a year ago, Germany and Mexico met in Russian Federation.

Attention now turns to England as they prepare for their opening World Cup fixture against Tunisia on Monday.

"I remember on the bus from the hotel to play Chile, after losing our first game in 2010, the silence was scary", said Spain global Cesc Fabregas on BBC One. Now, they had to face Germany's "A" team.

Mexico had only beaten Germany once in 11 previous meetings - a 1985 friendly - but produced a superb performance in Moscow.

Mexico goalscorer Hirving Lozano, whose strike caused a small tremor on the Richter scale in Mexico City ostensibly from fans jumping in celebration, was named man-of-the-match. The Lozano goal prompted what Mexican authorities claimed was a minor quake in the Mexico City area, probably prompted by the entire city jumping into the air and landing at the same time.

"The phrase today was to play for the love of winning, not for the fear of losing", Osorio said through a translator. Mario Gomez isn't as talented, but he's experienced at this level and will provide a better target for all those crosses.

"We showed a lot of character, a lot of determination", midfielder Miguel Layun said.

"We need the greed, the fire - it's part of what makes things go off with a bang sometimes in training and on the playing pitch".

Mexico has upset Germany 1-0 in their opening World Cup game, leaving the defending champions with a tougher task to qualify for the knockout stages.

Mexico is due to training at its complex outside of Moscow on Monday morning in preparation for its match against Korea on June 23 in Rostov.

Try as they might, the rest of the game Germany was unable to score.

  • Marlene Weaver