World Cup Win Trigger Earthquake

Ruben Holloway
June 18, 2018

Mexico's fans celebrate victory of their team after the match.

Federation Internationale de Football Association said on Sunday it was looking into reports of alleged homophobic chants by Mexico fans during their country's 1-0 World Cup win against Germany at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium.

But neither the US Geological Survey nor Mexico's National Seismological Service reported an quake in Mexico City that day.

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Mexico beat Germany 1-0, with Hirving Lozano scoring the winning goal.

The report said that the massive celebrations set off natural disaster detectors and throngs registered a highly sensitive quake. "Mexico! Mexico!" perched on a concrete barrier that usually separates traffic on a busy thoroughfare.

It was a dream start for Mexico.

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It was yet another day in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in which the big guns failed to fire.

Fans on social media celebrated goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa's performance, circulating memes depicting him as president of Mexico or a saint.

Others riffed on US President Donald Trump's pledge to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico, placing photos of Ochoa guarding the goal alongside the caption "Hey! It's me Angela. Please build the wall".

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Kane added "For us the key thing is to stay focused on ourselves, not to worry about the teams in the past and things like that". Harry Kane hopes a shift in mentality will help England have a successful World Cup in Russian Federation .


Germany, who had won just one of their six friendlies ahead of Russian Federation 2018, looked disjointed for large parts of the game and now face a battle to progress to the knock-out stages.

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