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Croatia still in the mix

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Croatia still in the mix

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MANAUS, Brazil (AP) – Mario Mandzukic scored two goals today to keep Croatia in the mix at the World Cup with a 4-0 win over ten-man Cameroon, which cannot advance from the group stage.
Mandzukic, 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.
Ivan Perisic also scored one goal and made another for Ivica Olic.
Cameroon were reduced to ten 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.
Cameroon started without the injured Samuel Eto’o, the team’s best player.
Group A Standings
Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Points
Brazil   1          1          0          3          1          4
Mexico            1          1          0          1          0          4
Croatia            1          0          1          5          3          3
Cameroon       0          0          2          0          5          0
Group A
Schedule and Results
Thursday, June 12
Brazil 2, vs Croatia
Mexico 1, Cameroon 0
Brazil 0, Mexico 0
Croatia 4, Cameroon 0
Monday, June 23
4 p.m.: Croatia vs Mexico at Arena Pernambuco, Recife
4 p.m.: Cameroon vs Brazil at Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia