Mexico Silence Cameroon


online geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Not one of the match day’s four candidates eligible for the prize, buy awarded to the top youngster playing in his first world finals, symptoms made it off the bench.

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Friday the 13th was bad luck for Fabrice Olinga, as the tournament’s youngest first-timer was a frustrated unused substitute in Cameroon’s drab 1-0 loss to North American powers Mexico.

Perhaps the 18-year-old forward, understudy to the iconic and aging Samuel Eto’o, will emerge in the future plans of coach Volker Finke, who will be desperate for his side to conjure up some goals in their two remaining Group A matches.

Olinga’s pace and guile might be just what the doctor ordered.

The promising Dutch duo of Memphis Depay and Terence Kongolo were not needed on the day, but they got plenty of exercise on the bench, celebrating an avalanche of goals as their team stormed to a 5-1 win over Spain.

Australia’s young No9 Adam Taggart also played no part in the Socceroos’ loss to Chile.


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