Sport Football Mexico begins its Cup campaign in stunning style

Mexico begins its Cup campaign in stunning style

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Mexico has made a winning start to its 2014 World Cup campaign, defeating Cameroon 1-0 in a rain-soaked Natal this morning.

The Mexicans were slick and intellgent in attack, and were unfortunate to see two first half goals, both to Giovanni Dos Santos, ruled out for contentious offside calls.

But the inevitable goal came in the 61st minte, when Dos Santos forced the Cameroon keeper into a save, only for striker Oribe Peralta to net on the rebound.

Cameroon had moments of attacking joy, but lacked the cohesion of their opponents in a frustrating first-up loss.

The win puts Mexico into second place in group A behind Brazil, while Cameroon sits third ahead of Croatia.

More to follow.