Cameroon Sent Home in 4-0 Defeat to Croatia

Josh Odoi June 18, 2014

cameroon vs. croatia

Cameroon became Africa’s first casualty at the World Cup, after a very poor display that resulted in a 4-0 defeat to Croatia.

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Alex Song Mario MandzukicCameroon was reduced to 10-men, after Alex Song (pictured far left) received a straight red card in the first half for elbowing Mario Mandzukic in the back.

Consequently, Cameroon was forced to play a man down for 50 minutes of the proceedings.

This allowed the recipient of the elbowing, Mandzukic. to score twice in the 61st and 73rd minutes. putting Croatia in contention to make the 16th round.

Earlier goals from Ivica Olic and Ivan Perisic disoriented the Africans who had otherwise great control of the game.

The red card, however, completely changed the game as an undisciplined Cameroon could not withstand the onslaught.

Benjamin Moukandjo and Benoit Assou-Ekotto

In an apparent display of frustration. Benoît Assou-Ekotto (pictured in front) lost his cool and headbutted teammate Benjamin Moukandjo (pictured) in the 90th minute.

And this was the ongoing theme for the Cameroonians: a frustrating night ending in the team being knocked out of the tournament before their last game against the host nation Brazil.

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Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: September 15, 2018


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