World Cup 2018: Fans ecstatic over Mexico win against Germany at LA watch party

KOREATOWN, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Mexico vs Germany: It was one of the most anticipated World Cup matchups, and local fans were up early to show their support on Sunday.

Excited crowds gathered at Oaxacan restaurant Guelaguetza in Koreatown, where supporters watched the big game since the kickoff at 8 a.m.

The popular spot opened its doors first thing in the morning to screen the match, which took place in Moscow. The restaurant plans to host an event for each one of Mexico's matches.

Ecstatic fans, many dressed in bright green Mexico jerseys and sombreros, cheered and jumped for joy when Mexico beat defending champion Germany 1-0.

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Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 Sunday.

The two teams are very familiar with one another. Germany and Mexico had gone head-to-head 11 times before. This year, Mexico has something to prove. The previous time the teams met, Germany won 4-1 in the FIFA Confederations Cup last June.

Other games to watch on Sunday are Costa Rica vs Serbia and Brazil vs Switzerland.

Watch Jade Hernandez's full report in the video above.
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