As the kick-off for this year’s FIFA World Cup draws closer, hopes are high as fans cheer for their respective national teams. With the qualifying rounds sorted, the top thirty two teams selected, and the Group Stage matches for the World Cup scheduled; everyone is ready for this World Cup to start officially. While some national squads are still playing friendly games around the globe, most of the teams are flying down to Brazil as they acclimatize to the surroundings and the weather. The Group Stage begins on the 12th of June. Match two of the Group Stage has been set between Mexico and Cameroon on the thirteenth of June. The host city will be Natal for this match and the newly built Estadio das Dunas will host the game. Fans of the game are hoping that this showdown between Mexico and Cameroon will become a game for the ages.
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Currently ranked nineteen on the official FIFA rankings, Mexico squeezed into the top thirty two teams contending for this year’s World Cup, after struggling through the qualifiers. Part of the CONCACAF confederation of FIFA, Mexico took part alongside Jamaica, United States, Panama, Costa Rica and Honduras as it competed in the CONCACAF Hexagonal. Among the six countries, Costa Rica, Honduras and the United States came out on top as they qualified directly for the World Cup. Mexico proceeded to the Play-offs, where it played against New Zealand and won with an aggregate of nine to three goals, thereby qualifying for the World Cup.
Previous years have seen Mexico rank among the top ten strongest teams in the World. Their highest FIFA ranking was four and they’ve made it to the quarter finals in the World Cup twice. They were the champions for the 1999 FIFA Confederation Cup, and have won the CONCACAF Gold Cup nine times.
2013 saw the team struggle with its line-up and squad placements. Switching Head Coaches repeatedly, the team ultimately landed with Miguel Herrera who proved extremely lucky for the team, as his timely arrival gave them a much needed win at the CONCACAF games. His selected line-up for the World Cup is a roster of strong players whose talent is equally well matched with their determination and training. The young players in the team such as Carlos Pena, Raul Jimenez and Marco Fabian, are shaping up to be future stars. Apart from them, veteran players Rafael Marquez and Francisco Javier Rodriquez will bring loads of experience to the pitch, and fans are hopeful that this squad will restore the national team to its former glory.
Playing against the Mexican National team is the national squad of Cameroon. Lovingly referred to as The Indomitable Lions, this team is currently ranked fifty on the official FIFA Rankings. Previously they have ranked as high as eleven and as low as seventy nine. While the team comes in as a weak contender, they have shown their determination to go for the cup this time. Playing in the CAF division of FIFA, Cameroon was drawn in Group 1 of the CAF Confederation Championship. Coming in first in their group, they qualified straight to the third round of the regional championship. Seeded to play against Tunisia, Cameroon came out with a 4-1 aggregate win.
Cameroon’s best performance at the World Cup has been to reach the quarter finals stage of the tournament. They have won four times at the Africa Cup of Nations and once at the Summer Olympics. This year, the team is determined to regain some of their long lost glory as they gear up for the upcoming group stage of the World Cup. Lead by Head Coach Volker Finke, the team has some of the best players in Africa. Captain Samuel Eto’o along with Maxim Choupo-Moting and Nicolas N’Koulou make up the strength of the team. Fans are hopeful for a good show in this World Cup.
Fans and the national teams of Mexico and Cameroon are excited as their showdown draws near. Fans are determined to have a good time and the national teams are determined to put on their best show. Purchase 2014 World Cup Match 2 Mexico tickets today watch the group match live.