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Mexico 1, Cameroon 0: Dominating the Lions

Peralta scored Mexico's lone goal against Cameroon. (Credit: Getty)
Peralta scored Mexico’s lone goal against Cameroon. (Credit: Getty)

Mexico opened up their World Cup run in Natal with a 1-0 win against Cameroon thanks to a goal from Oribe Peralta.

Two goals were disallowed for the Mexican side, but a lone goal was enough to take all three points while playing under pouring rain.
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Line Ups:

Mexico: Ochoa, Moreno, Márquez, Rodríguez, Layún, Aguilar, Vázquez, Herrera, Guardado, Dos Santos, Peralta.

Cameroon: Itandje, Ekotto, Nkoulou, Djeugoue, Song, Moukandjo, Eto’o, Moting, Chedjou, Mbia, Enoh.

First Half: Mexico has played well during the first half. The referee has disallowed two goal from Gio Dos Santos for being offside. Replays show those calls to be dubious.

First goal(Disallowed)

Second goal(Disallowed)

60′ Goal! Peralta scores(and isn’t disallowed) for a 1-0 lead!

Full time! Mexico takes all three points. Match ends 1-0 with a goal from Oribe Peralta.



  • Mexico will play in their traditional uniform: green top, white bottoms, and red socks.
  • Miguel Herrera kept with his tradition of announcing the starting XI the day before the game. Ochoa , Marquez, Maza, Moreno, Aguilar, Layun, Vazquez, Herrera, Guardado, Peralta, and Gio will be the ones to represent Mexico at the start tomorrow against Cameroon.
  • ‘Chicharito’ doesn’t want to just be seen as a supersub and benchwarmer.
  • Ochoa talks about the long wait to become El Tri’s starting goalkeeper.


  • Brazil won the opening match against Croatia 3-1.


  • Volker Finke considers Cameroon on the same level as Mexico.


  • Niko Kovac considered the penalty handed to Brazil as unjust, but says that his team can get to the next round.

Group A Headlines for June 11, 2014


  • Mexico made it to Natal, the city where they will play their opening game against Cameroon. It took the team about seven hours from hotel to hotel but they were greeted by fans at their final destination.
  • The federation reported that there were spies from enemy camps watching a training session.


  • Brazil trained at the Arena de Sao Paolo in preparation of the opening match against Croatia.


  • Jean Makoun sees the game against Mexico as a six point game. He also says that Cameroon will fight for second place in the group against Mexico and Croatia as first place is Brazil’s.


Tri Highs: The Olympic Gold

Mexico celebrates a goal against Senegal at the Olympics(PHOTO CREDIT MEXSPORT)
Mexico celebrates a goal against Senegal at the Olympics(PHOTO CREDIT MEXSPORT)

***The Tri Lows and Highs are a series of posts to relive the good and bad moments of the Mexican national team leading up to the 2014 World Cup.***     Two years ago around this time in the summer the world was getting ready to watch the Olympics in London. Mexico had qualified for the football tournament and expectations, as always with any Mexican football team, were high. In the end, Mexico won the gold medal at Wembley. This summer many of the players that were on that squad will also represent Mexico at the World Cup. Continue reading Tri Highs: The Olympic Gold

Group A Headlines for June 10, 2014


  • Colombian referee Wilmar Roldán will be in charge of Mexico’s opening game against Cameroon.  According to the Latin Times, he has been named “Best South American Referee” by Uruguayan newspaper “El Pais.”
  • According to Mexican media, the starting XI squad at training once again had Ochoa as the main goalkeeper, though Herrera says there are still surprises coming up.


  • Brazil arrived at their Sao Paolo base previous to the opening game.
  • Our condolences to Felipe Scolari who lost a nephew today due to a road accident.


  • Volker Finke, Cameroon’s manager, commented that his team have analyzed Mexico for their first game.


  • Ivan Mocinic has left the squad due to an ankle injury that will take 2-3 weeks to recover. The 21-year-old will be replaced by Milan Badelj, FIFA permitting.

Tri Lows: Sex Scandals

***The Tri Lows and Highs are a series of posts to relive the good and bad moments of the Mexican national team for the past four years that have lead to the 2014 World Cup.***

Four years seems like an extremely long time, but in those four years several things have happened with Mexico’s national team. From some of the highest of highs(winning the Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympics) to the lowest of lows(almost missing out on the WC).

One of those lows has been in the forms of sex scandals that have plagued the national team these past four years.

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