The Cameroon vs Mexico match will be played a day after the opening match of the tournament and this group. This game could be decisive for both national teams. It is expected that Brazil will cruise through this group stage with 3 victories, so the eventual winner of this match would be in a great position to clinch the second spot and qualify for the knock out rounds.
Mexico wasn’t convincing in their qualifying group, they were third, behind USA and Costa Rica, and they could even lose the spot to Panama, but their other results favor them. They found their form and hammered New Zealand in the last qualifying round, so they’ve reached World Cup finals for the 6th time in a row.
Cameroon had easier road to finals – they were first in their group with Libya, Congo and Togo, and then they’ve beaten Tunisia in the last qualifying round by 4:1 on aggregate.
Mexico is the favorite to win this match, considering the bookmakers’ choice. However, that will not be an easy task for them. Cameroon doesn’t have a strong team. Judging by names, this is maybe their worst team which made it to the World Cup, but it is a compact, hard-working team, which could pose a threat to anyone who takes them lightly. Their best player is still the experienced Samuel Eto’o, who had a season full of ups and downs, and Alexandre Song, who is second most important player in the squad played very little for Barcelona this year.
On the other hand, Mexico has a more compact squad, packed with players who are featuring regularly for their teams, and that could be their advantage. This game will be rough and probably not very interesting for the viewers. Both teams will watch their goal space first and foremost, so it won’t be surprise if we don’t see a goal.
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