With their win over Cameroon, Mexico has defeated an African team for the 1st time at the World Cup. pic.twitter.com/ivtv6AuEpn
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 13, 2014
Mexico made World Cup history Friday beating Cameroon 1-0, the first time El Tri has overcome an African team in the games. FanSided writes:
On Friday afternoon in the first of three games on the 2014 World Cup schedule, Mexico vs Cameroon took place to begin their campaigns at Estádio das Dunas in Natal. Mexico put on a dominant performance on their way to a 1-0 win.
It was a great start for El Tri, who was pushing the tempo, but the poor officiating in Brazil continued to be a story line.
Just over ten minutes into the game, Giovani Dos Santos sent the ball past Charles Itandje and into the back of the net following a beautiful ball from Héctor Herrera. It appeared that Mexico had the early 1-0 lead, but the referee flagged Dos Santos for offsides and the goal was disallowed.Brazil 2014, Cameroon, FIFA, Mexico, World Cup