Croatia put in a dominant display against an unimpressive Cameroon side, picking three points in Group A thanks to a thorough 4-0 victory on Wednesday.
By the end of the match, Cameroon were playing with 10 men and Croatia fully capitalised on their advantage.
Croatia opened the the scoring in the 11th minute through Ivica Olic. Ivan Perisic picked out Olic with a perfect pass across the Cameroon box.
Croatia 1-0 on Olic goal https://t.co/MXK9ywmcD0— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 18, 2014
Perisic doubled the lead in the 48th minute, finishing off a strong run to the near post to surely seal three points against a 10-man Cameroon squad.
2-0 Croatia https://t.co/b9sdCyPyzE— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 18, 2014
Ivan Perisic: Becomes the 6th player in this World Cup to register both a goal and assist in a single match #cro— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) June 18, 2014
Mario Mandzukic put the match to bed in the 62nd minute with a headed goal off of a corner kick to put Croatia fully in control.
3-0 Croatia https://t.co/Vh2hdaqzMT— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 18, 2014
Mandzukic got his brace, tapping in a rebound to turn the match into a complete rout.
4-0 Croatia https://t.co/RLSueo6INq— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 18, 2014