Cameroon Vs Mexico, Group A - Live Score

FRIDAY 13TH JUNE - 9:30PM (LOCAL) | ESTADIO DAS DUNAS, NATAL

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Mexico Cameroon

Mexico: Having failed to go beyond the Round of 16 in all of their past five attempts in the World Cup, Mexico are raging to impress. The fans are aching to support the El Tri for a longer while in the tournament and will be looking forward to even improving their record of only reaching the quarter-final.

Cameroon: Known as the Indomitable Lions, Cameroon have set an example of what African football can offer on the world stage. They are the first side from Africa to reach the quarter-finals of the competition in 1990. Since then, Cameroon have always failed to go beyond the Group Stage of the tournament whenever they have qualified for the World Cup. Samuel Eto’o and company will target a good finish in Brazil this time.

Head-to-Head

Total Matches Played: 1

Mexico 1 win, Croatia 0 wins, 0 Draws

Commentary

(189 Mins)

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(186 Mins)

Cameroon played a quite defensive game and found it hard to break through the Mexico defence. The Indomitable Lions are now facing an uphill battle to qualify for the second round.

(184 Mins)

Oscar Peraltas second-half strike was enough for Mexico to settle the contest. However the Mexicans might feel that two first-half goals from Dos Santos should have not been disallowed for offside.

(181 Mins)

Mexico have beaten Cameroon to win the second match in Group A. They will now be sitting top of the group with three points alongside Brazil after the first round.

(179 Mins)

Mexico players thank their fans for their unrelenting support that helped them secure their first win in the 2014 World Cup.

(176 Mins)

FULL-TIME - Mexico 1 - 0 Cameroon (Oribe Peralta)

(175 Mins)

The referee blows the whistle for full time.

(172 Mins)

Chance for Cameroon - Moukandjo gets a well-timed curling cross from the left-hand side and tries to score an equaliser with a powerful header. But Ochoa pulls off a flying save and sweeps the ball away.

(170 Mins)

Cameroon are charging forward with renewed energy, but a series of passing mistakes are thwarting their attempts to find an equaliser.

(166 Mins)

Nounkeu slides in with a rash tackle. The referee has booked him for this late challenge.

(164 Mins)

Mexico are on the back foot now as they try to defend their advantage and hit on the counter-attack.

(162 Mins)

Francisco Rodriguez leaps high to head the ball away.

(160 Mins)

SUBSTITUTION - Alexandre Song is replaced by Pierre Webo. A change of tactics for Cameroon as their coach Volker Finke beefs up their attacking power.

(158 Mins)

YELLOW CARD - Nounkeu sends Fabian flying out of play with a late sliding tackle.

(156 Mins)

Etoo is desperately trying to create some real scoring chances up-front, but he has been left alone to battle it out with the Mexican defenders.

(154 Mins)

SUBSTITUTION - Mexico makes another change. Goal-scorer Oribe Peralta comes off and is replaced by Javier Chicharito Hernandez.

(152 Mins)

Cameroon are trying to hit back looking for an equaliser. But the forward players are struggling to link up and produce some clear scoring opportunities.

(149 Mins)

SUBSTITUTION - First change for Mexico. Fabian comes on for Guardado.

(149 Mins)

A tweet from Opta: Oribe Peralta has scored nine goals in his last seven competitive appearances for Mexico.

(147 Mins)

Peralta celebrates with his teammates after putting Mexico in front in their first World Cup match.

(143 Mins)

Giovani Dos Santos runs into the Cameroon defence with relative ease and thumps a shot that is saved by Itandje. Mexicos top-scorer Peralta is first on the rebound and fires the shot home.

(142 Mins)

GOAL - Mexico 1 - 0 Cameroon - Peralta puts Mexico in front. The Mexican fans in the stadium are going wild.

(141 Mins)

Chance for Cameroon - on the resulting free-kick the ball deflects off the head of a Mexican player in the wall and almost finds its way into the back of the net.

(138 Mins)

YELLOW CARD - Moreno brings down MBia aas the Cameroon player skids past him with a nice dribbling. Its the first yellow card of the game.

(136 Mins)

Both teams are now slowing down the tempo and playing a more tactical and disciplined game.

(134 Mins)

Mexico coach Herrera is gutted as Peralta wastes a great opportunity to score the opening goal.

(129 Mins)

Mexico chance - Peralta bursts into the box and fires a powerful shot from close range, but Itandje produces an outstanding save and clears the ball away.

(127 Mins)

SUBSTITUTION - Cameroons Dany Nounkeu comes on to replace Cedric Djeugoue

(126 Mins)

The referee gets the second half underway. The score is Mexico 0 - 0 Cameroon

(121 Mins)

A tweet from Infostrada: Mexico are the reigning Olympic champions. No team that won an Olympic gold medal also won the following WC since Italy in 1938.

(111 Mins)

It has been a lively first half, but neither of the two teams has managed to break the gridlock so far. Mexico have been trying to exploit Cameroons rather shaky backline, but their striker have failed to put them in front. The ball has actually found the back of the net three times, but neither of these goals will count as they were disallowed in some rather debatable refereeing decision.

(110 Mins)

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera is seen fuming on the touchline after two goals scored by his side have been disallowed.

(109 Mins)

HALF-TIME - Mexico 0 - 0 Cameroon

(108 Mins)

There will two minutes of stoppage time.

(105 Mins)

Chance for Mexico - Aguilar finds Peralta in the area with a slicing pass that catches Cameroon defence by surprise. But the striker is not quick enough and Itandje can easily collect the ball.

(102 Mins)

MBia is lucky not have been booked by the referee as he seems to have hit Guardado with his forearm.

(100 Mins)

It is pelting down with rain in Natal now. The quality of the game put on display by both sides has been affected by the weather.

(97 Mins)

Giovani Dos Santos celebrates with his teammates before realising that the flag has gone up and the goal has been disallowed.

(92 Mins)

For the second time in todays game Dos Santos has scored what could have been the opening goal, but once again it wont count because of an apparent offside.

(91 Mins)

GOAL DISALLOWED for Mexico - Giovani Dos Santos has been denied another goal by the referee.

(88 Mins)

Chance for Mexico - Guardado whips in a curling cross from a free-kick. Marquez has a clear header just metres away from the goal, but he cannot find the back of the net.

(86 Mins)

Samuel Etoo reacts in desperation after missing a great chance to put the Indomitable Lions in front.

(83 Mins)

First chance for Cameroon. Assou - Ekotto makes a brilliant run down the left flank and skips past two Mexican defenders before crossing the ball. Etoo is the recipient of the cross, but he skews the shot wide from inside the box.

(82 Mins)

Dos Santos protests with the linesman after his goal was disallowed.

(81 Mins)

The teams are playing a very muscular game as they try not to concede an early goal.

(77 Mins)

The Mexicans are finding it fairly easy to get in behind the Cameroon defence down the flanks and whip crosses into the box. The finishing, though, has not been equally great so far.

(76 Mins)

This is likely to be a very contentious decision as from the replays Dos Santos does not appear to have been offside.

(72 Mins)

GOAL DISALLOWED for Mexico. Dos Santos receives a curling cross from Herrera in the middle of the box and fires the ball beautifully past the Itandje. But it wont count as the linesman has found him in offside position

(70 Mins)

Another chance for Mexico - Vazquez picks up a loose ball and picks out Herrera at the edge of the box, but his strike is poor.

(68 Mins)

Peralta breaks free and runs towards the goal, but he is flagged offside.

(66 Mins)

Etoo gets his first touch on the ball and is brought down at the halfway line. Cameroons attacking power relies heavily on their talismanic striker.

(62 Mins)

Mexico have started the first half on the front foot. Theyre enjoying most of the possession and trying to break down the Cameroons defence

(58 Mins)

KICK-OFF - Referee Wilmar Roldan Perez from Colombia gets the game underway. Mexico and Cameroons 2014 World Cup campaign has officially begun.

(56 Mins)

The terrible weather is not dampening the mood of the Mexico fans who have turned up at todays match sporting their trademark sombreros.

(54 Mins)

The rain is falling down heavily in Natal as the two teams enter the pitch and line up at the halfway line waiting for their respective national anthems to be played.

(53 Mins)

Starting line-ups - Cameroon (4-3-3): Itandje; Djeugeoue, NKoulou, Chedjou, Assou-Ekotto; Song, Mbia, Enoh; Moukandjo, Etoo, Choupo-Moting. Subs: Feudjou, Nounkeu, NGuemo, Aboubakar, Makoun, Bedimo, Webo, Olinga, Salli, Matip, Nyom, NDjock.

(50 Mins)

Starting line-ups - Mexico (5-3-2): Ochoa, Layun, Moreno, Marquez, Rodriguez, Aguilar, Guardado, Vazquez, Herrera, Dos Santos, Peralta. Subs: Corona, Salcido, Reyes, Fabian, Jimenez, Pulido, Hernandez, Ponce, Brizuela, Aquino, Pena, Talavera.

(46 Mins)

Both teams will view todays game as a golden chance to get off to a winning start and boost their chances to book a place in the last 16. A draw will probably not be of much help to their cause.

(36 Mins)

Welcome to the AFP World Cup live report as Mexico and Cameroon go head-to-head in Natal for the second match in Group A following Brazils hotly-debated 3-1 victory over Croatia last night.

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