19 Jun 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Croatia vs Cameroon 18th Match in Pictures

Striker Mario Mandzukic scored two second-half goals as Croatia knocked 10-man Cameroon out of the World Cup with a 4-0 rout in Manaus on Wednesday. Croatia bounced back from their opening defeat to hosts Brazil to keep alive their hopes of progressing from Group A with an emphatic display.

But Cameroon were largely the architects of their own downfall after playing the last 50 minutes with 10 men after Alexandre Song's dismissal for a stupid a reckless punch to Mandzukic's back.

Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring during the Group A football match between Cameroon and Croatia at The Amazonia Arena in Manaus.
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Croatian football fans react as they watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup group A football match between Cameroon and Croatia in the Croatian capital Zagreb's main square. Several thousand people gathered at Zagreb's main square to watch the match between Cameroon and Croatia on a giant screen.
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A Cameroon supporter cheers for his team.
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Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca Oliveira Alves Garcia sprays on the pitch to indicate the ball's position at a free-kick
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Cameroon's forward Pierre Webo (front) vies for the ball with Croatia's defender Dejan Lovren
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Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca Oliveira Alves Garcia (R) issues a red card to Cameroon's midfielder Alexandre Song (L) after a challenge on Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic
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Croatia's midfielder Ivan Perisic celebrates after scoring a goal.
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Cameroon supporter cheers for her team.
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Cameroon's midfielder Stephane Mbia controls the ball during the Group A football match between Cameroon and Croatia.
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Cameroon's forward Vincent Aboubakar (R) challenges Croatia's defender Vedran Corluka.
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Cameroon supporter cheers for his team.
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Young supporter poses ahead of the Group A football match between Cameroon and Croatia.
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Cameroon's forward Benjamin Moukandjo gestures.
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Croatia's defender Dejan Lovren (R) heads the ball marked by Cameroon's forward Pierre Webo (front) as Croatia's defender Vedran Corluka (L) looks on.
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Cameroon's forward Benjamin Moukandjo controls the ball.
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Croatia's coach Niko Kovac gestures during the Group A football match.
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Cameroon's German coach Volker Finke looks on during a Group A football match between Cameroon and Croatia in the Amazonia.
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Cameroon's goalkeeper Charles Itandje (front) looks at the ball after Croatia's forward Ivica Olic scores.
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Cameroon's midfielder Edgar Salli  (L) vies for the ball with Croatia's midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
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Croatia's defender Vedran Corluka (C) heads the ball past teammate defender Dejan Lovren.
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Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric (R) receives medical attention.
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