Mexico 1 – 0 Cameroon – World Cup 2014

Mexico overcame the setback of two disallowed first-half goals to eventually beat Cameroon 1-0 in their World Cup opener at the Estadio das Dunas this evening.

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Oribe Peralta

Oribe Peralta of Mexico (cente) celebrates his goal

Oribe Peralta of Mexico (cente) celebrates his goal with teammates Miguel Layun (left) and Hector Herrera (2nd left)

 

Oribe Peralta (left) gives Mexico the lead in the 61st minute

Long wait: Oribe Peralta (left) gives Mexico the lead in the 61st minute

 

Mexico fans look on in the pouring rain in Natal

Damp squib: Mexico fans look on in the pouring rain in Natal

 

Stephane Mbia (left) controls the ball as Andres Guardado gives chase during the first half

Battle: Stephane Mbia (left) controls the ball as Andres Guardado gives chase during the first hal

 

The Mexican striker shoots and scores but his goal was disallowed

Strike: The Mexican striker shoots and scores but his goal was disallowed

 

Giovani Dos Santos saw two seemingly fair goals disallowed during the first half

Bad day: Giovani Dos Santos saw two seemingly fair goals disallowed during the first half

 

Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song (centre) fouls Dos Santos

Dangerous: Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song (centre) fouls Dos Santos

 

Match referee Wilmar Roldan has a word with Cameroon's Maxim Choup-Moting

Enough: Match referee Wilmar Roldan has a word with Cameroon’s Maxim Choup-Moting

 

Spectators sit under pouring rain as they watch the Group A match

Still singing? Spectators sit under pouring rain as they watch the Group A match

 

Mexico's coach Miguel Herrera (right) was right to feel aggrieved with several first half decisions

Mexico’s coach Miguel Herrera (right) was right to feel aggrieved with several first half decisions

 

Mexico's players celebrates Peralta's crucial winning goal on Friday

Time to party: Mexico’s players celebrates Peralta’s crucial winning goal on Friday

 

The Cameroon players stand dejected after going down 1-0 against Mexico

Defeat: The Cameroon players stand dejected after going down 1-0 against Mexico