Mexico's Rafa Marquez becomes third man to play at five World Cups

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Germany are trying to become the first team in 56 years to successfully defend their title, after Brazil in 1962, but Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo believes their Group F opponents are not invincible.

Kimmich's charging runs far up the field can be a blessing and a curse for Germany. It took Mexico 56 years to win a World Cup opener - their victory coming at the ninth attempt on home soil at Mexico 1986. Carlos Vela, who the Mexican media have been talking up for over a decade, found some space and slipped the ball to the onrushing Lozano, who cut inside and shot with his right.

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In a central-midfield trio, Miguel Layun, Hector Herrera and Andres Guardado will look form an industrious and effective trident to support Mexico's star-studded line-up in the final third.

They had a number of chances against Mexico but failed to convert any of them.

Germany pressed in the second half but struggled to find the target.

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Kimmich lashed over from 25 yards and then Werner went to ground on the edge of the Mexico area, only for play to be waved on.

But when presented with the award post-match the El Ahly stopper opted not to collect MOTM due to the sponsorship of beer giants Budweiser.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Germany vs Mexico will kick off at 8:30 pm IST on Saturday. Had Mexico been more clinical, than the scoreline could have been much worse.

Ten minutes later Kroos went close as well for Germany when he fired a shot from the edge of the box centimetres wide of the post with the keeper beaten.

Another player who has been involved in five World Cup tournaments is Gianluigi Buffon, who was included in the Italy squad for the 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 tournaments.

Mexico wasted a series of breakaway chances to increase their advantage in the second period.

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