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The 46-year-old was angry that his side couldn't finish the game with a bigger scoreline because of the officials' decisions but praised his team for their performance

By Luis Herrera in Natal

Mexico
coach Miguel Herrera has criticised referee Wilmar Roldan for chalking off what he perceived to be two legitimate goals from his team in their 1-0 win over Cameroon.

Giovani Dos Santos twice appeared to give his side the lead in the first half but was denied by the assistant referee's flag, although replays suggested he was onside. 

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Mexico went on to win 1-0 through Oribe Peralta's goal on the hour mark and while Herrera was happy with his side's performance, he insists the officials made the wrong calls.

"The team has won three points and that's what we wanted," he told reporters. "If we keep this tempo going then I'm sure we will go through to the next round.

"The referee took away two goals that were clear. We would have been able to leave with a bigger lead, but the team did not get desperate. I'll have a quiet sleep tonight, as always. 

"Today there was one team on the pitch who played with the ball. But we are now thinking about the next game."

 

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