World Cup Group A - Mexico face Cameroon in an enticing World Cup Group A match on Friday. Both sides will be hoping to score a key victory during their opening-tournament encounter, especially given that challenging matches against Croatia and hosts Brazil await.
Cameroon required a loan at the last minute in order to pay their players, otherwise they would have had to have been replaced in Group A.
As it happens, they meet on Friday, and Cameroon in particular have shown improvement in their warm-up games. After a defeat to Paraguay, they managed a respectable 2-2 draw against Germany and a 1-0 win over Moldova.
Mexico have been disappointing since their 3-1 win over Ecuador at the end of May, with consecutive 1-0 defeats to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Portugal.
Manchester United's Javier Hernandez started just one of the three warm-up games so will probably only make the bench, while there is Premier League interest for the Africans too, with Samuel Eto'o still the star man for Indomitable Lions.
Possible starting lineups
Mexico: Corona; Aguilar, Marquez, Rodriguez, Moreno, Layun; Vazguez, Guardado, Herrera; Peralta, Dos Santos
Cameroon: Itandje; Djeugoue, N'Koulou, Matip, Bedimo; M'Bia, Song, Enoh; Moukandjo, Choupo-Moting, Eto'o