Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cameroon vs. Croatia: World Cup Group A 0 : 4 / Have a Fun Flag Wig !

Mario Mandzukic scored a second-half double on his return from suspension as Croatia maintained their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup with an easy 4-0 victory over 10-man Cameroon on Wednesday at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil.

Cameroon started brightly but went behind to Ivica Olic's 11th-minute opener against the run of play. The Africans were then reduced to 10 men in the 40th minute after Alex Song lashed out at Mandzukic, who was making his return to the side following a one-match suspension for being sent off in UEFA's World Cup qualifying play-offs.
Ivan Perisic doubled Croatia's lead early in the second half following a poor clearance by Cameroon goalkeeper Charles Itandje. Mandzukic then sealed the points with goals in the 61st and 73rd minutes.

The win took Croatia onto three points in Group A, one behind co-leaders Brazil and Mexico with one match to play before the knockout stages. With a victory over Mexico in Recife on Monday, Niko Kovac's side would advance to the round of 16.

by BR /

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