Watch: Neuer denies 'split' in German camp

Germany was handed a 1-0 defeat in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup against Mexico.

Germany skipper Manuel Neuer played down talks of rift among the squad after its stunning opening match defeat to Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

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Neuer, who only made his competitive return in May from a season long injury, was beaten at his near post by a Hriving Lozano strike, which handed the defending champion a 1-0 defeat. 

On the back of defender Mats Hummels' public criticism of the team's tactics, Neuer insisted that "the team is one."

Seasoned campaigners Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira have also received flak for their performance with former international Stefan Effenberg calling for them to be 'dropped'.

"There is no split in the team. We are one. We belong together. We speak a lot together and we talk a lot to our younger players who don't have the wealth of experience and we know players who won the Confederation Cup have become an integral part of the German first team," said the 32-year-old.

Joachim Low's side will take next face Sweden on Saturday to put its World Cup campaign back on track.