Mexico vs Cameroon will be a big Group A game at the World Cup 2014 tournament on Friday. Thursday say the tournament open to a festival-like atmosphere at the Opening Ceremony, and Brazil got the party started with a 3-1 win over Croatia. With Brazil favorites to win Group A, these two teams know there is just one spot remaining for the other three teams. Today's game will kick off at 12 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ESPN 2 network.
The team that loses here would already be on the verge of being knocked out of the competition as both teams would be massive underdogs when they play Brazil in one of their final two games of Group A.
However, oppositely the team that can win will know that if they can just claim one more victory from the final two games then they will qualify for the Round of 16 and the knock out stages.
Such are the stakes in today's game that it could also be a cagey affair with both teams fearing a loss in this opening encounter. However, as the game wears on hopefully a goal to either side will stir the game to life and allow one team to throw caution to the wind.
For Mexico, they will be looking to Oribe Peralta to lead the way. He has scored eight goals in the last six games for his country. He of course also scored an amazing five times in their 9-3 aggregate win over New Zealand in their Play Off tie to get here.
Both teams will be looking to improve their World Cup records. Mexico have lost more games than any other nation in World Cup football, losing 24 times in their history in the competition. However, Cameroon also have won only one of their last 13 games in the World Cup, which was a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia in 2002. They have lost eight and drawn four of the other 12.
Mexico vs Cameroon will kick off at 12 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ESPN 2 network.