One of the great stand-out matches of the opening round of the World Cup 2018 on paper was the Group F pairing of Germany versus Mexico. And while it was a great matchup on paper, it turned out to be even better on the pitch. Germany went into the game as a heavy favorite as they are ranked number one in the world in the FIFA rankings (Mexico is ranked fifteen). Everything went upside down when at the 35′ mark, Mexico’s Hirving “Chucky” Lozano scored a goal that the whole world could hear.
They certainly did in Mexico. Lozano’s goal did something that we rarely ever get to witness. Soccer fans in Mexico who gathered together to watch the match, appear to have shaken the Earth a little bit Sunday as they celebrated what turned out to be not only the first goal of the game, but the goal to defeat reigning champion Germany in an opening round match of the World Cup 2018.
According to seismologists and Mexican authorities, when forward Hirving “Chucky” Lozano scored that goal at the 35th minute of the game, a small, artificial earthquake was detected on the Richter scale in Mexico City. Seismologists in Chile also said that their instruments detected an artificial tremor at the same time.
Mexico’s seismic monitoring network, Simmsa said the tremor was more than likely caused by massive jumping during the goal from the Mexico national soccer team.