Just a few hours later, Brazil was held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland.
In addition, top-ranked Argentina tied 1-1 with Iceland on Saturday.
And Spain and Portugal played to a 3-3 draw on Friday. Sunday's Germany-Mexico game was historic: It was the first time Germany has been defeated in a World Cup opening match in 36 years.
The four-time winners have reached at least the semi-finals at every World Cup since 2002. This year, Germany entered the World Cup as one of the favorites to win the tournament.
But if they are to do so, Germany cannot lose or tie when they play
Sweden and South Korea in their remaining group games. Also on
Sunday, Brazil failed to win their opening match against Switzerland. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Brazil is second in the most recent FIFA World Rankings. The team
had been ready to begin this year's World Cup with a win after its exit
in the last World Cup in 2014.
That year, Brazil lost 7-1 to Germany in the semifinals. Then they were
defeated 3-0 against the Netherlands in the match for third place. The
Brazilian team coach, who is commonly known only as Tite, spoke to
reporters about Sunday's game against Switzerland.
He said he would not make excuses for the poor result. There was a lot of pressure and anxiety on the players and that translated into the
finishes that were not precise.
We had 20 finishes but we should have made the goalkeeper work harder, he said. Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic also spoke about the game.He said he was proud of his team's performance. He added, The
first 40 minutes were tough for us, and at halftime I told the players to
stay cool and press forward. They did, and it worked.
我们有20脚射门，不过我们应该给对方门将制造更大压力。“瑞士队教练佩特科维奇(Vladimir Petkovic)也对这场比赛发表了看法。 他说，他为球队的表现感到骄傲。他补充说：”前40分钟对我们来说异常艰难，中场休息时，我告诉球员们保持冷静，继续前进。他们照做了，而且成功了。
Germany will next play on June 23 against Sweden. Their final group game will be June 27 against South Korea. 德国队将在6月23日对阵瑞典队。他们小组赛最后一场比赛将在6月27日对阵韩国。Brazil will play against Costa Rica on Friday. Their final group game will also be June 27 against Serbia. 而巴西队将在周五对阵哥斯达黎加队。他们小组赛最后一场比赛将在6月27日对阵塞尔维亚队。