Mexico coach Miguel Herrera left Manchester United forward Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez on the bench for the Aztecs’ opening World Cup clash with Cameroon on Friday.
Up front, Mexico will field Giovani Dos Santos and Oribe Peralta as the hosts look for the goals that could send them top of Group A, or at least second, with a win against Volker Finke’s side.
Cameroon coach Finke, meanwhile, will rely on experienced Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o, as well as Eric Choupou-Moting, to provide the goals at a rain-drenched Estadio das Dunas.
Brazil went top of Group A on Thursday with a 3-1 win over Croatia.
Guillermo Ochoa, Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Marquez, Miguel Layun, Hector Moreno, Andres Guardado, Paul Aguilar, Hector Herrera, Jose Vazquez, Giovani Dos Santos, Oribe Peralta
Coach: Miguel Herrara (MEX)
Charles Itandje, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Nicolas N’Koulou, Aurelien Chedjou, Cedric Djeugoue, Alexandre Song, Stephane M’Bia, Eyong Enoh, Samuel Eto’o, Eric Choupou-Moting, Benjamin Moukandjo
Coach: Volker Finke (GER)
Referee: Wilmar Roldan (COL)