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Cameroon kicked out of World Cup with 4-0 thrashing from Croatia

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-06-19

Croatia sent 10-man Cameroon packing from the World Cup on Wednesday with a 4-0 thrashing of Africa's "Indomitable Lions" in Manaus.

Goals from Ivic Olic, Ivan Perisic and a brace from Mario Mandzukic helped the Croatians coast to victory while Cameroon had Alex Song sent off in the first half for a wild punch.

Mandzukic (pictured left), who returned to the team at the Arena da Amazonia after sitting out the opening loss to Brazil through suspension, headed in a corner from Danijel Pranjic in the 61st minute and then knocked in a rebound in the 73rd of the Group A game.

Cameroon was reduced to 10 men after midfielder Alex Song was given a red card for elbowing Mandzukic in the back in an off-the-ball incident in the 40th minute.

The team started without the injured Samuel Eto’o, the team’s best player.

The game puts Croatia just a point behind Group A leaders Brazil and Mexico, leaving their destiny in their own hands when they face the Aztecs in Recife on Monday.

(FRANCE 24 with AP, AFP)

Date created : 2014-06-19

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