Mexico down Cameroon in wet affair

June 13, 2014 at 8:42 pm
Posted under: 2014 FIFA World Cup, Cameroon, Cameroon News, Mexico, Mexico News, News
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Oribe Peralta of Mexico (obscured) celebrates his goal with teammates in the second half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Mexico and Cameroon at Estadio das Dunas on June 13, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Oribe Peralta of Mexico (obscured) celebrates his goal with teammates in the second half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Mexico and Cameroon at Estadio das Dunas on June 13, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Africa made its first appearance at this year’s world cup when Cameroon took on Mexico in a Group A fixture at the Arena das Dunas, but it was a difficult start for the Africans as they went down 1-0 to a determined Mexico side.

The game, played in persistent rain, started as a tight affair with both side having a number of chances denied after being ruled off side in the first half.

In the second half the South Americans began to show their class as they controlled possession and created more frequent and better chances than their African counterparts. Mexico eventually broke the deadlock in the 61st minute when Peralta latched onto a Dos Santos rebound after the Cameroon goalkeeper made the initial save.

The damp conditions on the night didn’t prevent the match from being an entertaining affair but in the end the Mexicans were full value for their win, outplaying Cameroon in all departments.

Cameroon’s next game is against Croatia while Mexico face hosts Brazil in a game that should decide the eventual group winners

By Farren Collins


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