Africa’s World Cup showing began with bitter disappointment as Cameroon were defeated 1-0 by Mexico in Natal.
The Central Africans were lucky to head into the break with the scores still tied at 0-0. El Tri bossed the first half and will have felt aggrieved that at least one of two tenuous offside decisions didn’t go their way.
As an isolated result, it isn’t disastrous, but in Group A, with Brazil and Croatia lying in wait, it all but spells the end for the Indomitable Lions.
Following the performance against Mexico, Bleacher Report’s African Expert Ed Dove examines what the Lions need to do to stay alive at the 2014 World Cup.