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1990: When Cameroon rocked the world

As Roger Milla and Francois Omam-Biyik each celebrate their birthday this week, ESPN remembers the 1990 World Cup exploits of the Indomitable Lions.

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Asia holds World Cup draw despite '22 doubts

The draw for the first of Asia's World Cup qualifiers was made on Wednesday, even though FIFA has yet to decide how many teams will play in 2022.

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58dTom Marshall

Chicharito urges calm amid Mexico's fine form

Javier Hernandez isn't getting carried away after Mexico made it two victories from Gerardo Martino's first two games in charge by beating Paraguay.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Mexico 3-0 Paraguay at half-time here in Levi's Stadium. That was easy for El Tri. Paraguay all over the place defensively and Mexico has capitalized. Jonathan dos Santos, Javier Hernandez scored a goal each, with a Gustavo Gomez own goal completing the first half drubbing.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Mexico XI to face Paraguay in Tata Martino's second game in charge of El Tri. Miguel Layun captains the team. Only Edson Alvarez keeps his place from last Friday's 3-1 victory over Chile.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Preparations for Qatar 2022 are well underway for some Mexico fans. Around 50,000 expected today at Levi's Stadium for El Tri's friendly against Paraguay. Coach Gerardo Martino is coming up against his former side, with which he managed to make the "fifth game" of the 2010 World Cup.

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Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Mexico vs. Paraguay tonight in Levi's Stadium. Hearing ticket sales are approaching 45,000. Gerardo Martino expected to make changes.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Reports that Javier Hernandez, Diego Lainez and Jonathan dos Santos will start vs. Paraguay. Hearing Gerardo Martino set up this team in training.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

The Mexican national team has arrived in San Jose ahead of Tuesday's friendly against Paraguay in Levi's Stadium. El Tri received a warm welcome from fans outside the team's hotel. Coach Gerardo ‘Tata' Martino is expected to make changes to the starting XI from last Friday's 3-1 win over Chile in San Diego. Javier Hernandez, Diego Lainez and Jonathan dos Santos all likely to be in the XI for Martino's second match in charge of El Tri.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Mexico 0-0 Chile at half-time here in San Diego. Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is Mexico's best player so far, having made a smart save from an Arturo Vidal header. Mexico passing the ball around nicely, but Chile looks more dangerous in the final third. Monterrey midfielder Carlos Rodriguez doing well on debut for El Tri.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

SDCCU Stadium ahead of Mexico vs. Chile. Around 50,000 fans expected for Gerardo "Tata" Martino's first game in charge of El Tri. Mexico has won only twice and lost seven since that famous win over Germany at the World Cup, but the likes of Javier Hernandez and Andres Guardado are back in the squad and El Tri goes into the game as favorite against a Chile side without Alexis Sanchez and Claudio Bravo.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

ESPN's projected Mexico XI to face Chile in Gerardo Martino's first game in charge sees Raul Jimenez starting ahead of Javier Hernandez, a national team debut for Monterrey's Carlos Rodriguez and Edson Alvarez in the holding midfield role in a 4-3-3 formation.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal only arrived in San Diego today (Thursday) ahead of Chile's game against Mexico on Friday, but he could still feature. Vidal had problems with his U.S. visa due to him renewing his passport, but Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda said the midfielder knows his responsibilities towards the national team and even sent videos of himself training for Friday's game while he was waiting for the visa situation to be resolved.

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Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Ahead of Mexico's first game under Gerardo "Tata" Martino on Friday vs. Chile, there has been controversy after Jesus "Tecatito" Corona did not show up for camp.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Chivas 0-1 America at half-time in Estadio Akron. This is not going well for the home side. Nico Castillo gave America the lead in the 3rd minute and Chivas went down to 10 players in the 37th, when Jesus Molina was shown red for a late challenge on Guido Rodriguez. Striker Alan Pulido also left the field just before the break with an injury. Difficult to see a way back for Guadalajara. It's going to take a special second half.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Atmosphere building outside Estadio Akron for the biggest Liga MX game of the season: Chivas vs. America. Chivas coach Jose Cardozo coming into this game under pressure after a run of results that has seen Chivas slide out of the playoff positions. America just about favorite, but expect Chivas to come out flying.

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Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Santos Laguna goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco is out of Mexico's upcoming friendlies against Chile (March 22) and Paraguay (March 26). His place will be taken by Necaxa's Hugo Gonzalez. The 29-player Mexico squad is due to start training on Monday in San Diego.