South Africa boss content with draw

The Brazilian admitted that a draw was a fair result in their Group A opener.

Parreira said: “We could easily have won the game but all in all at the end a draw is a fair result.
Very tough

“The opening game is always a lot of pressure and today was no different. We are still in the competition – this group is very tough.

“Most of our team are a home-based team, players who are not used to this big environment and we tried hard to adapt to this ambience but after 15 minutes we started playing our game, putting the ball on the ground.

“We knew this Mexico team was the most daring in the World Cup, they are full of quality, In the second half we made the game more balanced and had chances to even have won it.

“I believe that the ice has been broken. The result was not the one we wanted but it will keep us alive until the last game in the group.”

“The team that makes four points will qualify,” the Brazilian added. “Whatever happens against Uruguay, this group will be decided in the last game against France.”