Friday, June 13, 2014

World Cup 2014: Cameroon continues poor run

Peralta's 61-minute goal gives Mexico a crucial win over Cameroon at the Estadio das Dunas in Natal - Photo: Getty Images
Cameroon continued their poor run at the FIFA World Cup with 14 games without a win following a 1-0 loss to group A opponents Mexico on Friday.

Both sides had three goals ruled out in the first 45 minutes with Mexico's Dos Santos brace cancelled for offside likewise Cameroon's Eric Choupo Moting's goal in between.  

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Oribe's goal - Photo taken from The National

Oribe Peralta's effort a little over the hour mark (61minutes) gave the Mexicans a crucial win to night at the Estadio das Dunas in Natal.

Mexico are to face host Brazil, which defeated Croatia 3-1 in Thursday's opener, on June 17 in their second game at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza while Cameroon takes on Croatia on June 18 at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus.

The Indomitable Lions must win Croatia if they have any chance of progressing to the second round. The team only made it once pass the group stages when it reached the quarterfinals in 1990.

Written by Modou S. Joof

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