FIFA World Cup Preview: Cameroon Clash Key for Mercurial Mexico

Mexico have failed to go beyond their fourth game in the last five editions of the FIFA World Cup. Determined Cameroon will hope to make their chances of advancing tough this year as well.

updated: June 13, 2014 11:39 IST
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Natal: Mercurial Mexico host a troubled Cameroon in the sides' FIFA World Cup Group A opener in Natal on Friday looking to take the first step towards an eventual first appearance in the quarter-finals in nearly 30 years.

Now coached by colourful Miguel Herrera, who missed out on playing for Mexico at USA '94 after being dropped for punching a photographer, Mexico have in recent editions failed to live up to expectations.

In the past five tournaments the Aztecs have failed to get to the 'fifth game' and make the quarter-finals they last reached as hosts in 1986 when they bowed out 4-1 on penalties to West Germany.

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