FIFA World Cup

Cameroon vs. Brazil: Goals and Highlights from Group A Match

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Joel Matip of Cameroon competes for the ball with Neymar of Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Cameroon and Brazil at Estadio Nacional on June 23, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalJune 23, 2014

Brazil cruised into the World Cup last 16 with a 4-1 win against Cameroon on Monday—assuring their position atop Group A.

The hosts started brightly, creating lots of space in the Cameroon half and threatening to run riot.

A goal duly arrived in the 17th minute when Luiz Gustavo's cross was met by Neymar at the near post—the precocious Barcelona star guiding his finish into the far corner.

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Neymar of Brazil scores his team's first goal past Charles Itandje of Cameroon during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Cameroon and Brazil at Estadio Nacional on June 23, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.  (Photo by
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Just when you thought Brazil might run up a cricket score, however, Cameroon shocked the partisan crowd with an equaliser. Joel Matip was the man in the right place at the right time to bring things level.



Brazil looked nervous, but it wasn't long before that man Neymar reasserted their lead with his second goal of the match.


Brazil weren't done there. Early in the second half, striker Fred answered his critics with his first goal of the World Cup, to make it 3-1. There was more than a suspicion of offside about it, however.

There was more to come. As the clock ticked down, Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho came off the bench to make it 4-1 to the World Cup hosts.

Re-live all the action here.

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