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The World United Through Football Wednesday, 18th June

Group Match - Croatia Cruise Past Cameroon

Group A

Travel to Cameroon Cameroon vs Travel to Croatia Croatia in Manaus.

Match Preview

Cameroon and Croatia meet for the first time in international football competition.

This is Cameroon's 7th World Cup Finals appearance and Croatia's fourth.

The Match

Croatia welcomed Mario Mandzukic back, after his suspension for the opening game, and he duly scored a brace.

Goalscorers 0:1
Ivica Olic put Croatia ahead in the eleventh minute as the Europeans banished memories of a perceived injustice in their Brazil match.

Cameroon's molehill challenge became a mountain to climb when they were reduced to ten men with more than half the game still to play.

Sent Off Five minutes before the break, Alex Song became the third player to be sent off during the 2014 World Cup Finals.

Half-time: Cameroon 0 - Croatia 1

Goalscorers 0:2
Three minutes after the break, Ivan Perisic added a goal to his earlier assist.

Goalscorers 0:3
Mario Mandzukic rose to head in Darijo Srna's free-kick, just after the hour, as Croatia slipped into cruise control.

Goalscorers 0:4
Mario Mandzukic's second goal, and Croatia's fourth, was a simple tap-in; after Charles Itandje failed to hold substitute Eduardo's shot.

This crushing defeat meant Cameroon were out of the tournament and Croatia were in a good position to progress, if they beat Mexico in the final Group A game.

A draw against Mexico would also be enough for Croatia, if Brazil were to lose to Cameroon.

Final Score: Cameroon 0 - Croatia 4

0:1 - Ivica Olic (11 mins)
0:2 - Ivan Perisic (48 mins)
0:3 - Mario Mandzukic (61 mins)
0:4 - Mario Mandzukic (73 mins)


Travel to Cameroon Cameroon:
16-Charles Itandje, 17-Stephane Mbia, 14-Aurelien Chedjou, 3-Nicolas N'Koulou, 2-Benoit Assou-Ekotto; 6-Alex Song, 21-Joel Matip, 18-Eyong Enoh; 13-Maxim Choupo-Moting; 10-Vincent Aboubakar; 8-Benjamin Moukandjo

Travel to Croatia Croatia:
1-Stipe Pletikosa; 11-Darijo Srna, 5-Vedran Corluka, 6-Dejan Lovren, 3-Danijel Pranjic; 10-Luka Modric, 7-Ivan Rakitic, 4-Ivan Perisic, 19-Sammir; 18-Ivica Olic, 17-Mario Mandzukic.

2014 World Cup Referees Referee: Pedro Proenca - Portugal Travel to Portugal

Sent Off 1 red card:
40 mins - Alex Song (Cameroon)

Yellow Cards 1 yellow card:
90 mins - Eduardo (Croatia)

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The Road to Rio

2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.

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First Round

Thursday, 12th June
Brazil vs Croatia

Friday, 13th June
Chile vs Australia
Mexico vs Cameroon
Spain vs Netherlands

Saturday, 14th June
Colombia vs Greece
Côte d'Ivoire vs Japan
England vs Italy
Uruguay vs Costa Rica

Sunday, 15th June
Argentina vs Bosnia
France vs Honduras
Switzerland vs Ecuador

Monday, 16th June
Germany vs Portugal
Ghana vs USA
Iran vs Nigeria

Tuesday, 17th June
Belgium vs Algeria
Brazil vs Mexico
Russia vs South Korea

Wednesday, 18th June
Australia vs Netherlands
Cameroon vs Croatia
Spain vs Chile

Thursday, 19th June
Colombia vs Côte d'Ivoire
Japan vs Greece
Uruguay vs England

Friday, 20th June
Honduras vs Ecuador
Italy vs Costa Rica
Switzerland vs France

Saturday, 21st June
Argentina vs Iran
Germany vs Ghana
Nigeria vs Bosnia

Sunday, 22nd June
Belgium vs Russia
South Korea vs Algeria
USA vs Portugal

Monday, 23rd June
Australia vs Spain
Cameroon vs Brazil
Croatia vs Mexico
Netherlands vs Chile

Tuesday, 24th June
Costa Rica vs England
Greece vs Côte d'Ivoire
Italy vs Uruguay
Japan vs Colombia

Wednesday, 25th June
Bosnia vs Iran
Ecuador vs France
Honduras vs Switzerland
Nigeria vs Argentina

Thursday, 26th June
Algeria vs Russia
Portugal vs Ghana
South Korea vs Belgium
USA vs Germany

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