For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. # Alireza Faghani is the one to referee the game today. # The referee blows his whistle for half-time, bringing to a close the first 45 minutes of the match. Join us for the second half!# 45′ CHANCE! A short pass finds Carlos Vela (Mexico) in acres of space on the edge of the box and he decides to go for glory. His efforts looks in for all the world but just creeps past the left post.# 39′ Hector Moreno (Mexico) picks up a yellow card.# 38′ POST! Toni Kroos (Germany) takes a mid-range free kick and his stunning strike crashes against the crossbar.# 38′ Alireza Faghani blows his whistle after Hirving Lozano (Mexico) kicks an opponent’s legs instead of the ball. Germany earn a free kick which could lead to a goal-scoring opportunity.# 37′ A decent cross into the box is met first time by Sami Khedira (Germany), but his powerful goalbound effort is superbly blocked by a defender.# 35′ GOAL! Chicharito plays a pass to the feet of Hirving Lozano (Mexico), and he shoots into the bottom left corner from inside the box. It’s Mexico 1-0 Germany# 33′ Jesus Daniel Gallardo Vasconcelos (Mexico) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked. Will #MEX be the first team to beat Germany in a #WorldCup match since Spain in 2010? #NadaNosDetiene pic.twitter.com/GD3FXuysX5— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 17, 2018Joachim Löw and Juan Carlos Osorio have made their decisions… 🇩🇪🇲🇽Do you agree with them?#GERMEX // #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/0XcIWZfSai— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 17, 2018CONFIRMED // #GERMEX Here are the official line-ups for today’s next match. What are your thoughts on the selections? pic.twitter.com/JD3G4HajAQ— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 17, 2018Germany Playing XI: Neuer – Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Plattenhardt – Khedira, Kroos – Müller, Özil, Draxler – WernerMexico Playing XI: Ochoa, Salcedo, Ayala, Moreno, Gallardo, Herrera, Guardado, Layún, Vela, Chicharito, Lozano.Expect plenty of colour and noise in the Luzhniki Stadium later! #GERMEX#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/fAOWsHDIf1— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 17, 2018Welcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018! Day 4 of FIFA’s showpiece event continue as second game of the day is between defending champions Germany and Mexico as both the teams clash to get their hands on the ultimate prize in football! # 29′ Miguel Layun (Mexico) shakes off the attention of a defender and from mid-range lets fly low towards the middle of the goal, but Manuel Neuer is well positioned to make a comfortable save.# 27′ Carlos Vela (Mexico) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the Hummels is quick to react and thwarts the attack.# Breathless stuff at Luzhniki Arena! # 27′ Miguel Layun (Mexico) makes a yard for himself on the edge of the box after picking up a pass, but produces a poor effort that sails high over the bar.# 26′ Hector Moreno (Mexico) escapes without any punishment from the referee after using excessive force to foul his opponent. Germany earn a free kick.# 24′ The foul by Hector Moreno (Mexico) was seen by Alireza Faghani who didn’t hesitate to blow the whistle.# 24′ Joshua Kimmich (Germany) brings his opponent down with a tackle and Alireza Faghani blows his whistle for a foul. It’s a free kick to Mexico in a dangerous position.# 23′ Chicharito (Mexico) connects with a pass but sees his shot from the edge of the box blocked.# 22′ Toni Kroos (Germany) picks up a pass and hits the ball towards goal, but he can’t generate enough power to trouble Guillermo Ochoa.# 20′ CHANCE! Timo Werner (Germany) finds himself some space inside the box, collects a rebound and sends an effort in on goal. Guillermo Ochoa pulls off a reflex save to stop the ball going low into the middle of the target.# 18′ Stunning start to the game, end to end stuff and both the teams are creating chances here. # 16′ Julian Draxler (Germany) gets to the rebound outside the penalty box and unleashes a long-range shot towards the middle of the net, but Guillermo Ochoa makes a decent save to stop the effort.# 15′ Toni Kroos (Germany) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates.# 15′ Joshua Kimmich (Germany) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger. The referee signals a corner kick to Germany.# 14′ Hector Moreno (Mexico) leaps highest around the penalty spot to meet a cross from the free kick and produces a promising goal-bound header towards the middle of the goal, but Manuel Neuer pulls off a comfortable save to deny him.# 14′ The referee blows his whistle, a clear handball by Toni Kroos (Germany). A free kick has been awarded to Mexico.# 10′ Hector Herrera (Mexico) has lack of options after running onto a pass, so shoots from long range. It’s a decent effort towards the left side of the goal, but Manuel Neuer pulls off a comfortable save to deny him.# 9′ Miguel Layun (Mexico) takes a mid-range free kick, but his miskick only goes into the stands. Poor shot!# 9′ Alireza Faghani has a clear sight and sees a foul from Mats Hummels (Germany). Another situation results in a direct free kick for Mexico.# 8′ CHANCE! A rebound falls to Mats Hummels (Germany) who knows what to do with it. He drills a low shot from the edge of the penalty box, but Guillermo Ochoa anticipates his intention and denies him with a nice quick save.# 8′ Mesut Ozil (Germany) works the corner short.# 7′ Thomas Muller (Germany) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared. Corner kick. Germany will have an opportunity.# 5′ Great start to the game, Germany now enjoying possession after an early scare.# 3′ CHANCE! Timo Werner (Germany) connects with a pass inside the box, but his effort goes well wide of the left post.# 2′ Miguel Layun (Mexico) takes the corner, but the opposition’s defence is ready and clears the ball to safety.# 1′ CHANCE! Hirving Lozano (Mexico) receives a sweet pass inside the box, but his effort on goal is blocked by the defender. The ball is out of play and the linesman points at the corner flag. Corner to Mexico.# Kick off!# The National Anthems of both Germany and Mexico are on as players and the crowd sings and honours it! We are nearing Kick off now!# We are now moments away from Kick off! New Delhi: On the 4th day of FIFA World Cup 2018, defending champions Germany face Mexico at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow. Germany coach Joachim Low threw some big surprises while selecting his final squad as he dropped EPL’s young player of the season Leroy Sane and took Julian Brandt to Russia.Mexico are underdogs in the clash but have some game changers in their team. The tie promises goals, tactical brilliance and technical prowess as the World Cup continues to amaze fans with some brilliant games.Highlights Germany vs Mexico: # FULL TIME! Mexico 1-0 Germany! What a win for the El Tri, Hirving Lozano’s goal is the difference in this tie! What a game of football!# 90+2′ A cross into the box from Thomas Muller (Germany) is cleared. The ball goes behind for a corner. Germany will have an opportunity to threaten the opposition’s goal.# 90+2′ Thomas Muller (Germany) attempted to pick out a free teammate inside the box, but Guillermo Ochoa comes off the line to clear the ball away.# There will be a minimum of 3 min. of added time.# 90′ Jerome Boateng (Germany) tries his luck with a low long-range effort after receiving a precise pass, but Guillermo Ochoa has a clear view of it and makes a comfortable save.# 90′ The referee gives a yellow card to Hector Herrera (Mexico).# 90′ CHANCE! Julian Brandt (Germany) blows an opportunity as he sends a rebound from just outside of the box narrowly wide of the left post.# 87′ CHANCE! Mario Gomez (Germany) tries to get on the end of a cross in a crowded box, but under pressure his header from near the penalty spot slips well wide of the right post.# 86′ Here’s the change. Timo Werner leaves the pitch and Julian Brandt (Germany) comes on as a substitute.# 85′ It’s like he was asking for a caution. Mats Hummels (Germany) receives a yellow card.# 84′ Toni Kroos (Germany) latches on to a precise defence-splitting pass and fires a nice strike from a promising distance towards the left post. Guillermo Ochoa has a clear sight of it and makes a comfortable save.# 83′ Thomas Muller (Germany) is punished with a yellow card for violating the rules.# 81′ CHANCE! Miguel Layun (Mexico) receives a precise pass on the edge of the box and shoots. His poorly placed shot flies well wide of the left post.# 79′ Mario Gomez (Germany) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marvin Plattenhardt.# 78′ Toni Kroos (Germany) works the corner short instead of sending the ball into the penalty area.# 78′ Thomas Muller (Germany) expertly controls the pass inside the penalty area and shoots, but it’s inadvertently blocked a defender. The linesman points to the corner flag, Germany are going to take it.# 77′ A horde of players are waiting inside the penalty area for a cross from the corner, but Toni Kroos (Germany) takes it short.# 77′ CHANCE! Julian Draxler (Germany) misses a good chance to score. An inch-perfect cross into the box finds Julian Draxler (Germany) who rises for a header, but sends the ball well over the bar. It will be a corner kick for Germany.# 75′ CHANCE! Toni Kroos (Germany) gets on the end of a pass on the edge of the area, but he drags his shot just wide of the right post.# 73′ Jesus Daniel Gallardo Vasconcelos (Mexico) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.# 72′ Substitution. Rafael Marquez (Mexico) receives a signal from the referee and is now allowed to enter the pitch as Andres Guardado walks off.# 72′ The game is interrupted now, Jesus Daniel Gallardo Vasconcelos (Mexico) picks up a knock and the physio has to come on.# 70′ Great chance! Marco Reus (Germany) picks up a rebound inside the box, cuts inside his marker but rifles his shot high over the bar.# 69′ Marco Reus (Germany) swings in the corner kick, but one of the defenders leaps highest to head the ball away.# 68′ A lofted pass finds Timo Werner (Germany) free in the box, but his first-time effort sails high over the bar.# 68′ This corner kick is taken with a short pass by Toni Kroos (Germany).# 67′ Julian Draxler (Germany) connects with a precise cross inside the goalmouth and shoots. One of the defending players reacts in time and clears the ball to safety. The ball is out of play. Germany will have a chance to score from a corner.# 66′ Today’s match ends for Hirving Lozano who will be replaced by Raul Jimenez (Mexico).# 64′ CHANCE! Joshua Kimmich (Germany) latches on to a lofted pass and strikes the ball! His attempt flies narrowly over the bar. The goalkeeper was lucky!# 61′ Julian Draxler (Germany) gets on the end of a pass on the edge of the box but his shot is blocked.# 60′ Joachim Low has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Marco Reus (Germany) replacing Sami Khedira.# 58′ The referee allows time for a substitution. Carlos Vela will be replaced by Edson Omar Alvarez Velazquez (Mexico).# 58′ Flag up against Timo Werner (Germany). He had space to move into behind the defence, but he went too soon.# 57′ That’s a well-taken pass by Andres Guardado (Mexico). He unleashes a strike from the edge of the box, but blazes it high over the bar.# 55′ CHANCE! Toni Kroos (Germany) misses a good chance to score. An inch-perfect cross into the box finds Kroos who rises for a header, but sends the ball well over the bar.# 55′ Julian Draxler (Germany) takes the corner with a short pass.# 54′ Julian Draxler (Germany) finds himself in a promising position after receiving a precise pass. He pulls the trigger but only hits one of the opposition, who gets in the way of his effort. Germany will have a chance to score from a corner kick.# 52′ Joshua Kimmich (Germany) unleashes a shot from 20 metres out but is unable to find the target and it goes high over the crossbar.# 48′ Marvin Plattenhardt (Germany) sends a rebound goalwards towards the middle of the target, but the goalkeeper is there to stop it.# Second half begins!