• Oribe Peralta's solitary strike was enough to see Mexico to a deserved 1-0 win over Cameroon in Group A.
  • The wet weather in Natal did little to dampen spirits prior to kick-off.
  • It did, however, give the ground staff something to do
  • Paul Aquilar and Mexico made a lively start, but Benoit Assou-Ekotto and co were able to keep them at bay.
  • Mexico coach Miguel Herrera will have been delighted with how the game opened, but no breakthrough was to be made.
  • Giovani dos Santos twice had the ball in the back of the net in the opening 45 minutes, only to be denied by a flag on each occasion.
  • Cameroon manager Volker Finke braved conditions on the touchline to try and spark his troops into life.
  • Dos Santos' second effort to be chalked off - harshly - saw him glance home from close range.
  • Samuel Eto'o flashed one effort narrowly wide, but he was kept relatively quiet by the Mexican defence.
  • The tempo slowed after the interval, with Nicolas N'Koulou and Cameroon able to contain Oribe Peralta's Mexico.
  • Francisco Javier Rodrgiuez and Mexico kept plugging away, though, and eventually got their reward.
  • On 61 minutes, Giovani dos Santos saw a low effort beaten away by Charles Itandje but Oribe Peralta was on hand to roll in the rebound.
  • Joy for Mexico as they get their World Cup campaign up and running.
  • Cameroon created a couple of late opportunities, but there was to be no way through and they now have it all to do.

Mexico 1 Cameroon 0

Oribe Peralta's solitary strike was enough to see Mexico to a deserved 1-0 win over Cameroon in Group A.