It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. And this is one of those cases.
The most visible celebrations were on the field immediately after the final whistle. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez sunk to his knees, pounding the grass, overcome by emotion:
Chicharito was in tears, as were several other Mexican players. Manager Juan Carlos Osorio made his way around to all of them, dishing out bear hugs, lifting players into the air, those players returning the favor:
Mexican fans around the world jumped for joy, whether they were in a crowded public square in Mexico City, or in enemy territory, at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin:
The reaction to Mexico’s goal was apparently the source of seismic activity in the Mexican capital.
Fans also celebrated wildly in Los Angeles:
And, of course, the tens of thousands of Mexico fans who have traveled to Russia went absolutely bonkers in the stands in Moscow:
And in the concourse a few minutes later:
And at the Moscow fan fests:
One fan even proposed to his significant other in the middle of a circle of fellow El Tri fans after the game:
Safe to say it was a pretty special day for every fan of the Mexican national team.
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