Mexico v Cameroon, 13 June 2014

Score1-0 to Mexico
RefereeWilmar Roldán
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group A
VenueArena das Dunas, Natal
Attendance39,216
Kick-off: 1.00pm local (5.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Giovani dos Santos (Mexico) Assistant referees: Humberto Clavijo (Colombia) Eduardo Díaz (Colombia) Fourth official: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti) Fifth official: Aden Marwa (Kenya) The two teams had met in one previous match, in a friendly in 1993, won by Mexico 1–0. Mexico's Giovani dos Santos had two goals disallowed for offside in the first half. However, replays showed that he was in line with the last defender for the first case, whilst the ball came from a Cameroon player for the second. In the second half, dos Santos had a shot saved by the Cameroon goalkeeper, Charles Itandje, but the ball rebounded into the path of Oribe Peralta, who slotted the ball into the empty net with his left foot. Mexico captain Rafael Márquez made history by becoming the first player to captain his nation in four different World Cups. Samuel Eto'o also appeared in his fourth World Cup, joining fellow Cameroonians Jacques Songo'o and Rigobert Song as the only African players to have achieved the feat.

1  Mexico

Manager: Miguel Herrera

0  Cameroon

Manager: Volker Finke

Goals:

Oribe Peralta 61 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa
Defender Miguel Layún
Defender Héctor Moreno
Defender/Midfielder Rafael Márquez (captain)
Midfielder Paul Aguilar
Midfielder Andrés Guardado
Midfielder Héctor Herrera
Midfielder José Vázquez
Midfielder/Forward Giovani dos Santos
Forward Oribe Peralta

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Charles Itandje
Defender Cedric Djeugoue
Defender Nicolas Nkoulou
Defender/Midfielder Aurelien Chedjou
Defender/Midfielder Stéphane M'bia
Defender/Midfielder Alex Song
Midfielder Eyong Enoh
Midfielder/Forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Forward Samuel Eto'o (captain)

Substitutions:

Marco Fabián for Andrés Guardado 69
Javier Hernández for Oribe Peralta 73
Carlos Salcido for Héctor Herrera 90

Substitutions:

Dany Nounkeu for Cedric Djeugoue 46
Pierre Webo for Alex Song 79

Cards:

Héctor Moreno 57 Y

Cards:

Dany Nounkeu 77 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper José Corona
Goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera
Defender Diego Reyes
Defender Carlos Salcido
Midfielder Javier Aquino
Midfielder Marco Fabián
Midfielder Carlos Peña
Midfielder Miguel Ponce
Forward Isaác Brizuela
Forward Raúl Jiménez
Forward Alan Pulido

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Loïc Feudjou
Goalkeeper Sammy N'Djock
Defender Dany Nounkeu
Defender Allan Nyom
Defender/Midfielder Henri Bedimo
Defender/Midfielder Joël Matip
Midfielder Jean Makoun
Midfielder Landry N'Guemo
Midfielder Fabrice Olinga
Midfielder Edgar Salli
Forward Pierre Webo