Cameroon and Croatia came into their second game of the World Cup and Group A action knowing that who ever wins will remain in the hunt for a spot in the round of 16. The loser’s World Cup would be over before group play had even wrapped up.
An early goal Ivica Olic gave the Croatians a lead and took a bit of the pressure off. Later in the first half, midfielder Alex Song was sent off with a red card for elbowing Mario Mandzukic in the back, leaving his team to play with one less player. Ivan Perisic added a second goal minutes into the start of the second half.
Mandzukic added a third goal in the 61st minute with a header off a corner kick. Mandzukic wasn’t done, getting a second goal that was lucky for him and unlucky for Cameroon.
Eduardo took a shot from the camera side of the field and Cameroon goal keeper Charles Itandje made the save. Unfortunately he couldn’t hold onto the ball and it bounced away to the feet of Mandzukic who just tapped it in for the easy goal.