Mexico vs. Cameroon: 6 Things We Learned

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Mexico vs. Cameroon: 6 Things We Learned
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Mexico won their first World Cup match against an African side for the first time in history as they defeated Cameroon 1-0 in their first match in Brazil.

El Tri lost to 3-1 to Tunisia in Argentina 1978, at Germany, almost 30 years later, the team tied with Angola and grabbed another draw with South Africa in 2010.

This time, coach Miguel Herrera brought a team that understood how to play with a 5-3-2 system, which eventually allowed the footballers to have more freedom, speed and ball possession.

Mexico grabbed their first three points, which were crucial as the following matches will be key to determine which squads will advance to the knockout stage. 

All advanced stats courtesy of miseleccion.mx, unless otherwise noted.

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