World Cup Shocks! Japan fans, Spain’s exit, fights and more

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The World Cup has not been short of excitement and there have been a few shocks already. Here are some of them...

Cameroon Capitulation

Cameroon's capitulation at the World Cup was summarised by Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Benjamin Moukandjo clashing during their match against Croatia. The pair locked heads and Tottenham Hotspur left-back seemed to thrust his in an attempt to make Moukandjo angry. These shocking scenes came after former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song swung an elbow and fist at the back of Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic. Manager Volker Finke has admitted that he doesn't know what has sparked the lack of discipline, but insists that he will be investigating both incidents. It’s a real shame for Cameroon, who just never got going in Brazil this summer.

Costa Rica are through

Well, no one was expecting that! Costa Rica have defied the odds and have gone through to the round of 16 of the World Cup. The Ticos defeated Italy to confirm their place in the next round, leaving the Azzurri and Uruguay to battle it out for that coveted final place. Fulham attacker Bryan Ruiz was the man who scored the winning goal for the underdogs.

England embarrassed

England have crashed out of the World Cup at the first hurdle after losing their games against Italy and Uruguay. The Three Lions could not overcome the South American side after going down 2-1 to Italy in Manaus. It's the first time an English side have failed to get past the group stage since 1958 - a shock to all England fans who expected to at least reach the quarter-finals.

Japan fans

A humbling moment from a group of Japanese fans sparked a social media outpour. Japan lost against the Ivory Coast 2-1 in their opening group game. While most fans would be bitterly disappointed, these supporters shocked the world as they began to clean up the stadium after the game. Pictures showed the fans splitting up and going round the stands collecting litter in bin-bags.

Spain out, will Del Bosque follow?

No one saw this coming. European and world champions Spain have crashed out after suffering defeats at the hands of the Netherlands and Chile. Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas epitomised their display with a series of howlers, as La Furia Roja looked out of sorts in both games. Manager Vicente del Bosque has admitted that he would leave if the Spanish football federation wants him to, despite leading his country to two successive major international titles.

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