( CNN) Germany are entered into Russia 2018 tipped as favorites by many, looking to become the first team to retain the World Cup since Brazil in 1962.

But on Sunday night, the reigning champions became the most recent developments big team to fall victim to a shock result, with an opening game defeat to Mexico.

Tens of thousands of green-shirted El Tricolor fans had descended on Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, part of the enormous South and Central American presence to have arrived in Russia, in the hope of seeing something special.