Full time: Mexico 1-0 Cameroon

Full time: Spain 1-5 Netherlands

Full time: Chile 3-1 Australia

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00:57: Chile scrape through after a thrilling win over an Australia team who will have something to say about those people expecting them to finish bottom of the group. Best game of the tournament so far.

Well that's all we've got time for on thsi World Cup live text. We'll be back with four games tomorrow, including England's opening game against Italy from 11pm. We start with Colombia v Greece, with our coverage starting at 4pm. Until then, goodbye.

Full time: Chile 3-1 Australia

00:53: Game, set and match. Ryan saves from Pinilla but the ball comes out to Beausejour to fires home from 25 yards to seal the three points. Harsh on Australia, but quality eventually prevails.

Goal: Chile 3-1 Australia (Jean Beausejour)

00:49: Australia can't get the ball wide in the closing stages as Chile attempt to tunnel them through the middle. Cahill attempts to latch onto a through ball but can't make it and then wants a penalty. Less than a minute plus stoppage time.

00:44: Chile have done well to hold up Australia's progress here and as we enter the final five minutes look increasingly likely to hold on to this lead. Sanchez tries to make the win more emphatic but blazes over.

00:39: James Trosi on for Australia in a last role of the dice. Beausejour almost creates a chance for a third but Spiranovic makes a a clearance looking at his own goal.

00:35: Chile are trying to resurect their pressing game but Australia continue to sweep forward and they're starting to commit more players to the attack. You fancy they'll create at least one more chance in this game.

00:29: Matt Leckie on this evidence, looks like some player as he's giving Chile all kinds of problems on the break. He gathers the ball in his own half and burst as far as the penalty area before having the ball pick-pocketed from him just as he goes to take aim. Jedinak off for Halloran on for Australia while Jean Beausejour replace Valdivia. Another header for Cahill, but the ball lands on the roof of the net.

00:22: Game of the tournament so far this one and we almost have another twist as Eduardo Vargas pokes beyond goalkeeper Ryan but Wilkinson hooks the ball clear a yard from goal. Bresciano has another effort on goal at the other end, but misses the target. End to end stuff.

00:19: Australia look like scoring everytime they're in possession and once again they threaten as Bresciano holds the ball up and crosses for Cahill, who can only shoot wide.

00:17: It's been all Australia in this second half. Oar's cross goes over Cahill and finds Bresciano, whose volley is kept out brilliantly by Bravo. This is an outstanding World Cup group match this.

00:13: Ball in the net for Cahill and Australia but the goal is ruled out for offside as he gets the wrong side of Lecki's cross. The Socceroos are getting close though and are really troubling Chile from crosses.

00:11: What an opportunity for Australia to level. Oar's cross from the left finds Cahill who under close attention from Jara, heads wide. The former Everton man wants a penalty, but the referee waves away those appeals.

00:08: Problem for Australia. Franjic, who created the first goal, looks in some discomfort with a hamstring problem and will need to be replaced. Australia currently down to 10 as Chile attack. Ryan McGowan comes on as they return to a complement.

00:05: Teams out for the second half and we're back under way in Cuiaba.

23:50: No doubt that after three and a half games of this 2014 World Cup, that the tournament will eclipse the excitement of the 2010 final's. A thrilling half from Cuiaba which has seen Chile, who went two-up in the first quarter of an hour, pegged back by Australia through Tim Cahill's header. Could go either way at this stage, with chances aplenty for both sides.

Half time: Chile 2-1 Australia

23:46: This game is far from a forgone conclusion despite Chile's early blitz. Australia a providing a real threat on the break through the pace of Oar and Leckie and with Cahill is preditory mood the Socceroos could have more joy as this game goes on.

23:41: Cahill in again for Australia but Bravo saves well with his feet from a tight angle. Totally changed the complexion of this game has Cahill's goal. Chile shaken slightly.

23:39: Some life in the Australian's yet. Just as we were wondering how many Chile would plunder tonight, Australia half the deficit. Franjic crosses from the right and Tim Cahill rises highest a bullet header past Bravo. Game on.

Goal: Chile 2-1 Australia (Tim Cahill)

23:34: Options from all angles for Chile and this time it's Mena coming forward from left-back, who twists and turns inside the box before hie eventual shot is deflected behind. It's been a relentless onslaught in this first half.

23:29: Half chance for Austraia. Adam Leckie escapes in behind and with Jedinak screaming for the ball in the six yard area, can only blast the ball over the bar. Golden chance to get themselves back into the game for Australia. The fear must be if anymore will come along.

23:25: What a whirlwind start from Chile. Two up in no time and they keep threatening to add to it. Australia seeing only sporadic periods of possession but they are continually praying victim to Chile's pressing. Vidal shoots wide as the South American go looking for more.

23:18: A second goal for Chile as Australia look dead and buried after just 15 minutes. Eduardo Vargas pulls the Aussie defence all out of shape and it releaes Valdívia, who curls the ball beyond Ryan. Too easy.

Goal: Chile 2-0 Australia (Jorge Valdívia)

23:16: A goal to sum up Chile's appetite as they open the scoring within 12 minutes. Mathew Ryan comes to the feet of Vargas in the penalty area and is in no-mans-land and when his cross isn't cleared, the ball comes the way of Sanchez who calmly taps into the back of the net.

Goal: Chile 1-0 Australia (Alexis Sanchez)

23:10: While much is made of Chile's attacking ranks, worth giving goalkeeper Claudio Bravo a mention after he enjoyed a superb season with Real Sociedad. He plucks a Tommy Oar out of the sky with impressive calmness.

23:05: Plenty of possession from Chile early on, which you would expect. Tim Cahill aready looks like a forlorn figure up front, being shaken off the ball by Gary Medel before conceeding a foul.

23:00: Under way in Cuiaba

22:55: Both teams on the way and the Fifa anthem is roaring. The organisation (rightly so) get a fair bit of criticism but I don't really mind the official song prior to matches. Naturally they play second fiddle to the national anthems themselves. Chile's a nice bouncy number and you can tell already they have signficant support in Brazil.

22:53: Less than 10 minutes away from kick-off in Cuiaba. Much is expected of Chile but what sort of threat can Australia be? Chile love to press and put pressure on the passing range of the opposition but will the Socceroos' own possession game be enough to prevail?

22:36: So what can we expect from these two sides? Well after watching Netherlands defeat Spain in such emphatic fashion, the pair will fancy this group is wide open. Chile travel to Brazil as many people's dark horses to trouble teams in this competition. In Alexis Sanchez they have one of the most talented players in world football while Jorge Sampaoli has implemented an intense pressing game which is designed to squeeze opponents. Australia meanwhile don't arrive at the World Cup with much expectation of emerging from the group, given the draw, but also because their much-famed golden generation has moved on. The 2015 Asia Cup on home soil is their real focus but the Socceroos must show some encouraging signs ahead of the January tournament.

22:19: Quick look at both teams. Great to see Arturo Vidal start for Chile (not just because he is in my fantasy football team) after his recent injury problems while the attack will be led by Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez. Cardiff City's Gary Medel will start in defence.

Australia's golden era might be over but they boast a team made up either from the gold green gras of home or from alternative corners of Europe. Among the expcetions is record scorer Tim Cahill, from New York Red Bulls, who leads the attack.

22:08: Teams:

Chile: Bravo, Mena, Isla, Sanchez, Vidal, Valdivia, Vargas, Medel, Jara, Aranguiz, Diaz

Australia: Ryan, Franjic, Davidson, Cahill, Milligan, Spiranovic, Leckie, Oar, Jedinak, Wilkinson, Bresciano

22:00: Like much of the football world, I am totally shocked by that result in Salvador which has seen Spain dethroned. In an hour we have have our final game of the day where Chile face Australia in Cuiaba. Team news when we get it on the way.

21:56: Unbelievable stuff. Netherlands take Spain apart with a stunning second half blitz which included four goals and a performance which blew away the world champions. Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie both got two in a result that while it raises the Dutch hopes of progressing far in this tournament, it leaves Spain boss Vicente del Bosque with plenty of questions ahead of the second group match against Australia.

Full time: Spain 1-5 Netherlands

21:50: Netherlands should have a sixth. Sneijder twice fails to score, the second coming as he slips in front of goal. Calamitous finishing at both ends as Torres fails to score despite Cillessen being out of his goal. It's all happening in Salvador.

21:47: Efforts coming in at all angles and Casillas has to make several saves to keep the score at five. Wijnaldum gets on the end of a flowing Dutch move but is denied before Robben's rasping volley is kept out by a flying stop by the Spanish skipper. This second half has been one-way traffic.

21:43: Spain have now conceeded more goals in this game than they did in their entire 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championship campaigns, both of which were victorious. They have been torn apart by a Netherlands teams who look every bit the part under Louis van Gaal. Manchester United fans will be licking their lips.

21:41: I am not sure I've seen a team torn apart like this in my lifetime watching the World Cup. Arjen Robben speeds away from Sergio Ramos, rounds Iker Casillas and smashes into the corner beyond two Spanish defenders on the line. We prepared for a lot in this evening's match, but I don't know if anyone expected this.

Goal: Spain 1-5 Netherlands (Arjen Robben)

21:36: Granted there were questions over Spain's capacity to repeat the heorics of 2012, not least 2010 due to their ageing squad but the manner in which they have folded against a Dutch side who were expected to bow out in the group stage of this tournament has been alarming and must be up there with among the most shocking results in recent World Cup history.

21:33: The wheels have well and truely come off the world champions Spain and Netherlands put the game to bed. Casillas miss-controls a throw in and Van Persie pounces, first tackling the Madrid 'keeper, before toe-poking home into an empty net. Goodness me.

Goal: Spain 1-4 Netherlands (Robin van Persie)

21:30: Another chance for the Dutch as Casillas kicks clear an effort from range from Van Persie. Have been really surprised by the lacklustre performances of Pique and Ramos in this game, as neither have got into the Netherlands front two.

21:28: Ball in the net for Spain but it won't count. Pedro's header is spilled by Cillessen and Silva taps home from three yards but the Manchester City man is beyond the last defender. Have Del Bosque's side got more where that came from?

21:25: The world champions have imploded here and Netherlands go three up. Sneijder's free-kick is over Casillas, who is clearly taken out by Van Persie, and De Vrij knocks the ball into an empty net at the back post. What a turn up for the books this is.

Goal: Spain 1-3 Netherlands (Stefan de Vrij)

21:21: Netherlands within a whisker of going 3-1 up and how crucial could that miss be? Robben runs at the Spain back four and causes problems, finding Sneijder who feeds the ball onto Van Persie who rattles the crossbar with a dipping half-volley. Outstanding effort. Spain react by bringing on Fernando Torres for Diego Costa and Pedro on for Xabi Alonso.

21:15: Spain goal behind the threaten to implode as Diego Costa appears to headbutt Bruno Martins Indi. The referee indicates that he hasn't seen the incident which has the Dutch defender on the floor, but replays suggest that while there is minimal contact, the forward is fortunate to survive not being dismissed.

21:13: Well, well, well. Netherlands have turned it around with another superb goal. Daley Blind plays another cross-field ball and finds Robben, who takes the ball down superbly, cuts inside Ramos and Pique and slots beyond Iker Casillas.

Goal: Spain 1-2 Netherlands (Arjen Robben)

21:09: Death by a thousand passes from Spain before Andreas Iniesta shoots from range, only to see Cillessen make an easy save. Not sure it was heading on target from the scorer of the winning goal in the 2010 final.

21:05: The heavens have opened in Salvador as the second half gets under way. How might that speed up the passing of both sides?

21:04: Both teams out for the second half. More of the same please. No changes as the game restarts.

20:53: With Spain not pressing as a unit, their back four looks hopelessly exposed as that has led to not only Sneijder's early chance, but Van Persie's equalier. Spain otherwise have controlled the game and should have put themselves further ahead after Xabi Alonso's penalty, when Silva was denied by Cillessen. Entertaining half all in all.

Half time: Spain 1-1 Netherlands

20:48: Fantastic goal from Robin van Persie brings them level. Daley Blind, who has been a constant threat from the left, drives a ball forward and as Sergio Ramos fails to play the offside trap, Van Persie escapes in behind and with Iker Casillas onrushing, the United forward heads the ball up and over the 'keeper and into the back of the net. What an intelligent finish and from going to close to going two behind, the Dutch are level at the break.

Goal: Spain 1-1 Netherlands (Robin van Persie)

20:45: How does David Silva not score? Andreas Iniesta threads a beautiful pass through the Silva, instead of putting his foot through the ball, dinks the ball up but not over Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen

20:40: Jonathan de Guzman, already booked, is lucky to still be on the field after leaving a foot in on goal-scorer Xabi Alonso. Though it might not be as unrelenting as in 2010, there is a razor edge to this Netherlands side.

20:35: We've seen a lot of Daley Blind getting forward on the left hand side and his cross almost brigns about a bizzare equalier as Sergiol Ramos slides in to clear under no pressure, and almost turns the ball into his own net. Robin van Persie had refrained from committing himself.

20:32: Referee Rizzoli has no hesitation but to point to the spot but replays suggest there was a bit of doubt attached. Not sure how much contact there was from De Vrij in the first instance, as he only seems to bruch Costa's trailing leg.Ccan see why it was awarded, but feel the Atletico forward has somewhat pulled the wool over the officials' eyes.

20:30: Penalty to Spain and De Vrij catches Diego Costa as the striker came back inside in the penalty area. Xabi Alonso, victim of that De Jong scissor-kick four years ago, strikes a blow to Netherlands' hearts with a comfortable spot-kick.

Goal: Spain 1-0 Netherlands (Xabi Alonso)

Penalty to Spain

20:24: Spain's possession game becoming a factor now and Iniesta and Silva force a corner which is crossed just beyond Sergie Ramos. Tight start, but plenty asthetically pleasing football to keep us all interested.

20:21: If the World Cup final four years ago taught us anything it's that we can expect some neddle and already the Dutch are into the Spainish midfield. Nigel de Jong and then Wesley Sneijder leave one on Sergio Busquets, who does his best to tempt referee Nicola Rizzoli into a booking.

20:17: Chance for Spain and for Diego Costa. The Atletico Madrid man is fed inside the Dutch penalty area but Ron Vlaar makes the interception. Having limped off in his last two club appearances, he looked expectedly rusty there.

20:11: Mistake from Jordi Alba and Robben plays through Wesley Sneijder, but his effort is straight at Iker Casillas. Spain cut wide open but the Dutch can't take advantage. Herd that befor somewhere haven't we? Iniesta replies from range but his effort soares over the bar.

20:08: First oberservation to make is that with Spain's traditional red and Netherlands' orange an obvious clash, both sides, as oppose to just one is in their changed kit. Spain in white, while Netherlands are in all blue. Looks a bit strange. Van Gaal's side have begun with five at the back, with three of the Fenenoord defence who had the third best defensive record in Eredivisie last season. I'd say that both sides have set up with the hope of nulifying their opponents.

20:01: Under way in Salvador.

19:59: Anthems currently being sung in Salvador where the Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova stadium is at capacity for this eagerly anticipated match. The tie of the opening round some say.

19:55: It might ve Tiki-taka v total football tonight but how expansive can we expect both teams to be? With a group game to come for both against the much fancied Chile, the pair will be keen to get a win on the board in a group that won't allow either side to play their way into the tournament. Kick-off on the way.

19:43: So let's have a look at Netherlands. Looking at their squad, there greatest asset comes in the form of their manager, Louis van Gaal. The former Champions League winner will join Manchester United after the final's but he will be keen to make an impression on his international bow. Notwithstanding being drawn with Spain and Chile in Group B, Netherlands bring a sqaud to the World Cup not supplemented with players from across the continent, but from their own domestic division Eredivisie. The likes of Van Persie, Sneijder and Robben are all the wrong side of 30, while midfield talisman Kevin Strootman is out injured. Everything points towards the Dutch coming unstuck even as early as the group stage.

19:39: Some breaking news from Manuas where Uruguay have confirmed that Luis Suarez will miss his country's opening game against Costa Rica on Saturday. Still waiting to here on whether he will be fit for the second group match against England.

19:32: Having played with a 'false nine' for large periods of his tenure, it comes as great interest that Vicente del Bosque has opted to start with a striker for the opening game of the World Cup against Netherlands. Costa has just a handful of caps for Spain but must tonight adapt to an alternative style of play with teammates who he will have seldom played with. It's a tactic that come later in the tournament, could be one the holders regret.

19:23: The last time these two sides met in the World Cup, they shared 12 yellow cards, one red, 120 minutes and just one goal in the 2010 final in South Africa. Andreas Iniesta scored the critical goal in extra time after a heated game refereed by Howard Webb. Nigel de Jong chest-high challenge on Xabi Alonso, which went unpunished, is one of the lasting images from a game which is very much best forgotton. Here is to hoping this evening's game is an improvement.

19:18: One piece of team news springs out there and that is Diego Costa's inclusion up front in the Spain attack. The Atletico Madrid forward has only made a handful of international appearances for Vicente del Bosque's men, and has previously represented hosts Brazil, but he begins up front ahead of Cesc Fabregas. David Silva and Andreas Iniesta also start in a Spain side which looks built for containing.

Netherlands start with Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben despite injury concerns over the pair. Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar is at centre-back while Jasper Cillessen is in goal.

19:10: Teams:

Spain: Casillas; Azpilicueta, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Alba; Busquets; Alonso; Xavi; Silva, Iniesta; Costa.

Netherlands: Cillessen; Janmaat, Vlaar, de Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind; de Jong, de Guzmán, Sneijder; Robben, van Persie

19:02: So one down, two to go and we now turn our attention to the game of the day in the World Cup as holders Spain take on Netherlands, who will be hoping to avenge their defeat in the final four years ago. Team news on the way...

19:00: Oribe Peralta's goal sees Mexico grab victory over Cameroon, to bolster their hopes of reaching the knock-out stage in a game where the score doesn't represent the gap between the two sides. Givanni dos Santos had tow goals chalked off for off-side in the first half before Peralta struck after Itanje had saved from Dos Santos. Cameroon offered very little after going behind, with N'Koulou's header the best they could muster. Ahead of facing Brazil, that is a crucial win for Mexico.

Full time: Mexico 1-0 Cameroon

18:56: Chance to secure the points spurned by Hernandez as Lay-un pick-pockets the Cameroon defender and crosses first time for the Manchester United striker, who turns the ball over.

18:54: Four minutes added on and Cameroon almost get their equaliser. N'Koulou heads Assou-Ekotto's cross goalwards, and Ochoa dives away to his right and claims the ball. Important save.

18:50: Full-back Choupo-Moting's shot is blocked and Cameroon almost get their leveller as Moukanjo crosses and Mexico clear from their six-yard line. Nervy ending here.

18:46: Mexico almost kill off Cameroon with a sweeping move. Hernandez is released and his cross from the byline almost finds Fabian but Nounkeu clears in the nick of time.

18:43: Pierre Webo on for Alex Song as Cameroon bolster their attack ahead of the final 10 minutes. Samuel Eto'o shoots from range and wins a corner, so some encourgement for Cameroon.

18:39: Hernandez on for goal-scorer Peralta. Mexico look pretty comfortable even if they only posses a one-goal lead in Natal. Cameroon have offered an attacking threat only sporadically during this game with ever really troubling their opponents. Time running out for that to change.

18:35: Mexico have never beaten an African team at a World Cup but are less than 20 minutes away fro breaking that run. Javier Hernandez is readying himself for an introduction as Cameroon spring forward but Moukandjo's cross is woefully overhit.

18:28: Justice finally done as Mexico take the lead but what now of Cameroon, who have less than half an hour to give, even at this stage, their World Cup hopes a lifeline.

18:26: The breakthrough at last in Natal and it comes deservedly for Mexico. Herrera feeds Dos Santos, whose first effort is palmed away by Itanje, but the rebound is slotted home by Peralta - the top scorer in qualifying - to give Herrera's side the lead.

Goal: Mexico 1-0 Cameroon (Oribe Peralta)

18:22: From the resulting free-kick, Cameroon are inches away from taking the lead. Benoit Assou-Ekotto's free-kick is deflected, wrong-footing Ochoa but bouncing wide. The following corner creates more havoc in the Mexico box but Cameroon can't convert.

18:20: One or two tasty challenges going in on this slippery surface but we're yet to see a yellow card in this second match of the tournament. Referees certainty being leaniest with their punishments but here is the first booking, as Moreno fouls Mbia, who was through on goal before being fouled.

18:13: Two goals chalked off in the first half and now Mexico miss a golden chance to go into the lead in the second half. Peralta gets free but Itanje makes a super stop from close range.

18:08: Second half under way in Natal.

18:06: So Mexico can feel aggrieved that they don't lead by two in Natal. The rain is still pouring as the second half approaches.

Half time: Mexico 0-0 Cameroon

17:49: Just not falling for Mexico as this first half comes to an end. Dos Santos latches onto the ball in the middle of the area but his control lets him down. Mexico win a late corner and after Marquez crosses, Peralta heads wide. The offside flag was up, and on this occasion correctly.

17:44: Bit of a nasty challenge from Stephane Mbia as he leavers Guardado off the ball with a firm elbow. no yellow card, but a sign of the physical approach Cameroon are having to adopt to stay in this game. Mexico have extered a bit more dominance with the ball even if chances are at a premium.

17:42: The rain continues to tumble in Natal as the game reaches a scrappy stage in the first half. The pitch appears to be holding up well so far but there does seem to be a visibility issue. Wonder how much longer this can continue for?

17:34: Giovanni dos Santos is celebrating again but is pulled back again for an offside flag. A corner from the left is flicked on by N'Koulou and Dos Santos plants a header into the empty net. The Villarreal man is incandescent with rage, and quiet right too after replays show a Cameroon player touche the ball first. Two goals he has denied of in this first half.

17:31: Rafael Marquez scored Mexico's first goal of the 2010 World Cup but he's surely just prevented his side taking the lead in Brazil. A free-kick from the right catches out the entire Cameroon defence and Hector Moreno ghosts in, only for Marquez's flying header to take the ball away from his path. Would surely have been the opening for the Olympic champions.

17:28: This might be the World Cup but we still have time for a goal-mouth scramble which almost sees Cameroon take the lead. A corner from the right is in towards the back post where Enoh head towards goal and after Eto'o and Mbia can't turn the ball goalwards, Mexico get it clear. Very dodgy defending all-round.

17:25: Better from Cameroon and they should be ahead. Benoit Assou-Ekotto gets through two players his pull back is met first time by Samuel Eto'o, whose scuffed effort leaps up and strikes the outside of the post.Very close.

17:21: Cameroon think they have the lead as the ball finds its way into the back of the net, but once again the officials are on the spot. First we've seen of Cameroon as an attacking force and Eto'o almost benefits from a deflected shot, but Moreno gets a crucial block in.

17:17: Ball in the net for Mexico but the offside flag is raised, and according to replays, wrongly. Herrera's cross from the right is a good one and Dos Santos is on hand to turn home on the volley but the referee's assitant waves his flag for offside. The ex-Barcelona and Tottenham man is behind the last man as the ball comes in and Miguel Herrera will feel aggrieved. Another moment of controversy in this World Cup with the tournament barely 24 hours old.

17:13: Lots of pressure from Mexico, who have barely allowed Cameroon out of their own half in these opening 10 minutes. Herrera feeds Aguilar whose cross is sliced away before Herrara himself takes aim from range but the ball flies over.

17:10: British fans will know the name of Charles Itanje in the Cameroon goal. The former Liverpool goalkeeper left Anfield under a cloud after caught laughing during a Hillsborough memorial service. Not an ideal start for him this afternoon, slicing a backpass into the stands for a throw. If memory serves, he was hardly solidity personified during his time in English football.

17:06: Not full to the rafters at the Arena das Dunas by any means but as you might expect there is a huge support for Mexico in the early stages. Around 10,000 Mexican fans have made the journey for this one and they're boing every Cameroon touch in the opening minutes.

17:03: Under way in Natal.

17:00: The anthems are being belted out in the pouring rain on Brazil's east coast. This is what the World Cup is all about isn't it? Two nations, with almost no chance of winning the competition, playing for pride. Kick-off on the way.

16:56: Conditions are inclement ahead of this first group game in Natal. Both of these sides really need a win, with Brazil and Croatia in waiting in the remaining matches. How the wet conditions will affect today's game is left to be seen.

16:52: As ever, an African nation's build-up to a major tournament has been overshadowed by a pay dispute, which saw Cameroon on this occasion arrive late for the finals as they negotiated bonuses for the tournament. Of course, the last 12 months have hardly been plain sailing for Mexico either, with manager Miguel Herrera only installed after the country failed to qualify automatically for the final's. The 46 year old helped the country beat New Zealand 9-3 on aggregate in the intercontinental play-off to reach Brazil but there are huge questions over the depth of this El Tri side.

16:40: So where will this afternoon's game be won and lost? Well you can't help but look at the midfield of both teams. Mexico start with Hector Herrera, Andres Guardado and Jose Juan Vazquez in a fluid thre in the middle while Cameroon evoke more steel with Stephane Mbia, Alex Song and Eyong Enoh. That should be a real battleground for this game where the Mexican's passing game will be up against a slightly more direct style from Cameroon.

16:26: As you would expect, there has been plenty of reaction to last night's opening game where Brazil overcame Croatia via a refereeing error. Much criticism of the Brazil performance last night, which was naturally full of nerves on opening night. Forgive me, but there are few World Cup winners who have produced their best performance in their first game, not least when they've been hosting the tournament. Given the pressure, the first game could easily have been a banana skin for Scolari's side and they passed the test - their most difficult in Group A - admirably.

16:21: Quick look at the two teams before we start the preview the first of our three games on day two. As has become the trend, Higuel Herrera has overlooked several of his European-based players, with Javier Hernandez left out from the start. Captain Rafael Marquez starts at centre-back while Oribe Peralta leads the attack. Giovanni dos Santos, the former Tottenham flyer, also starts. For Cameroon, they begin with former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o, while ex-Arsenal midfielder Alex Song starts at the base of the midfield.

16:16: Teams:

Mexico: Ochoa, Rodriguez, Marquez (c), Herrera, Layun, Dos Santos, Moreno, Guardado, Peralta, Aguilar, Vazquez

Cameroon: Itandje, Assou-Ekotto, Nkoulou, Djeugoue, Song, Moukandjo, Eto'o (c), Choupo Moting, Chedjou, Mbia, Enoh

16:00: After the controversy, drama and noise from the opening night of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, as the hosts swept aside Croatia, day two of the final's sees the tournament really kick into gear. Three matches take centre-stage, including the return of the holders Spain who take on Netherlands in a repeat of the 2010 final in South Africa. Sandwiching that mamouth encounter is the other two teams from Group A, Mexico and Cameroon - who will both look to keep pace with Brazil - while our final match sees many people's dark horses Chile take on expected Group B whipping boys Australia. What more could you ask for?