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Fifa investigating alleged homophobic chants by Mexico fans against Germany

2018 Mesut Ozil runs followed by Sami Khedira during a training session of the German team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Vatutinki near Moscow

Mexicans celebrated their momentous World Cup win again Germany so hard they caused an natural disaster, according to officials in the Central American country.

Upstarts Mexico landed a huge blow to the World Cup chances of Germany overnight, scoring a 1-0 on the back of a striker Hirving Lozano's game-breaking goal in the 35th minute.

"This is a good time to send a message".

"Yeah it's completely normal and it's not used to, you know, say something bad about the goalkeepers, it's part of the passion that we live in Mexico", Gerardo Fisher told reporters.

"I think that a lot of the hand-wringing is for show".

Hummels felt Germany did not heed the warning of their final warm-up friendly against Saudi Arabia that ended in a tight 2-1 win, their only success in seven matches since the end of the World Cup qualifying campaign past year.

A Mexican fan took to twitter and posted a video of her grandmother blessing the starting line-up as they stood for their national anthems prior to kick off.

Mexico will face South Korea in its next game on Saturday in Rostov-on-Dov, Russia.

Elated fans waved Mexican flags and donned traditional "sombrero" hats at the iconic Angel of Independence monument in downtown Mexico City as they sang the country's unofficial soccer anthem, "Cielito Lindo", or "Pretty Little Sky", a popular folksong.

"We want to reach the knock-out stages and the team believes that we can do it". Real earthquakes, even smaller ones, are also incredibly energetic compared to anything we can muster, and have their own clear seismic signals. "The consequences are really big, not just for the federation, but also for the fans here".

"You've seen what the security is like in Russian Federation and it isn't joking around", he added.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport canceled two fines against Mexico in November, ruling the chant was "insulting" but not meant to offend, though it left other fines in force. However, the CAS noted that the federation had been given an effective "warning" and that "in the event similar infringements occur again in the future, harsher sanctions should be imposed".

Having been late to almost every ball in their opener against Mexico, it almost seemed fitting that Manuel Neuer was nearly an hour late to Germany's press conference on Tuesday.

"Further updates will be communicated in due course", said Federation Internationale de Football Association.