Cameroon 0-4 Croatia: Premier League target bags two in rout

Cameroon 0 - 4 Croatia

  • 11" Ivica Olic
  • 48" Ivan Perisic
  • 61" Mario Mandzukic
  • 73" Mario Mandzukic

Ref: Pedro Proença
Attendance: 39,982

Samuel Eto'o Cameroon

Croatia set-up a winner takes all match with Mexico on Monday in Group A after comfortably beating Cameroon 4-0 in Manuas.

Both teams were looking to earn their first points of the World Cup, and it was Croatia who earnt the three points in the heat of Manaus.

It took the European side only 11 minutes to score. A Srna cross into Mario Mandzukic was rebounded into Ivan Perisic’s path on the edge of the box. The midfielder had space to shoot, but instead had the awareness to pass the ball across the box to Ivica Olic. The Wolfsburg striker diverted the ball into the net, to the delight of the Croatian side.

As Cameroon were looking to get back into the match, a moment of stupidity arrived on 40 minutes by Alex Song. Despite the midfielder having plenty of big match experience with Arsenal and Barcelona, he elbowed the back of Mandzukic off the ball for no real reason, leaving the African side playing with just 10 men in the second half, a goal down.

That misery was compounded in the 48th minute through a solo goal from Perisic. Starting on the half way line and space to exploit, the winger ran straight towards goal and on the angle, found the corner, a lovely second or Croatia.

Mandzukic then added his name on the scoresheet in the 61st minute, scoring a powerful header from a Pranjic corner to make it 3-0.

The outgoing Bayern Munich striker scored his second and Croatia’s fourth after being first to a rebound from a Eduardo strike, and tapping into the empty net.






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Team Lineups


  • Charles Itandje
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Stéphane Mbia
  • Nicolas N'Koulou
  • Aurélien Chedjou
  • Eyong Enoh
  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
  • Joel Matip
  • Benjamin Moukandjo
  • Alexandre Song
  • Vincent Aboubakar


  • Edgar Salli
  • Pierre Webó
  • Fabrice
  • Loïc Feudjou
  • Sammy Ndjock
  • Cedric Djeugoue
  • Landry N'Guémo
  • Henri Bedimo
  • Jean Makoun
  • Samuel Eto'o
  • Dany Nounkeu
  • Nyom


  • Stipe Pletikosa
  • Darijo Srna
  • Danijel Pranjic
  • Vedran Corluka
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Luka Modric
  • Ivan Perisic
  • Sammir
  • Ivica Olic
  • Ivan Rakitic
  • Mario Mandzukic


  • Nikica Jelavic
  • Ante Rebic
  • Mateo Kovacic
  • Milan Badelj
  • Gordon Schildenfeld
  • Eduardo
  • Marcelo Brozovic
  • Oliver Zelenika
  • Sime Vrsaljko
  • Ognjen Vukojevic
  • Danijel Subasic
  • Domagoj Vida

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