Mexico beats Cameroon despite officiating gaffes

Mexico beats Cameroon despite officiating gaffes
June 13, 2014, 2:45 pm
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(USA Today Sports)

Mexico beat Cameroon 1-0 at a rain-drenched Natal on Friday in a World Cup Group A match scarred by more refereeing blunders.

Oribe Peralta grabbed the only goal after 61 minutes but Mexico will consider themselves unlucky not to have been more comfortable winners after Giovani Dos Santos had two goals ruled out for dubious offside decisions in the first half.

On both occasions, it was former Tottenham striker Giovani Dos Santos who was the victim.

In the 11th minute, the Villarreal player found the target with a sweet, stabbed volley from a cross by Porto's Hector Herrara but his effort was ruled out by Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan.

On the 30-minute mark, a Dos Santos header from a corner by Miguel Layun was also not allowed to stand.

In between, Cameroon skipper Samuel Eto'o had a goal chalked off for offside although this time the referee made the right decision.

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