The plausibility of the foot stomps being responsible was corroborated by SIMMSA, the “seismic monitoring network” operating out of Mexico City. The precise moment took place after Lozano’s goal, a timely feed from Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, his partner in attack. “Chicharito used to ply his trade in Leverkusen, a club several Germany players passed through at some point their careers including Julian Brandt who wears the no. 20 kit for his country.
Germany had several chances to equalize late in the game, but Mexico, a team built on “social attachment,” fought hard to seal their win. The victory puts them in first place of Group F with Sweden and South Korea yet to play match. They square off tomorrow at 8 am at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, a venue erected specifically for the 2018 World Cup.