Brazil tame indomitable lions to top group

June 24, 2014 at 12:03 am
Posted under: 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil, Brazil News, Cameroon, Cameroon News, News
Brazil comfortably beat Cameroon, as the samba kings danced their way to the top of their group and into the next round of the 2014 World Cup.

Neymar of Brazil (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal 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 Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Neymar of Brazil (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal 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 Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Cameroon’s dismal World Cup came to an end and they didn’t offer much resistance as they went down 4-1 at a packed Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.

Brazil again relied on star player Neymar to deliver, and the Barcelona man didn’t disappoint, putting in the kind of stellar performance that has made him one of the stars of the World Cup.

Neymar got himself on the score sheet as early as the 17th minute and put Brazil 1-0 ahead with an easy tap-in.
To Brazil’s surprise though, Cameroon equalised on 26 minutes and temporarily silenced the home crowd.

It was to be the last time they were silenced however, as Neymar got Brazil’s second and his fourth of the tournament to regain the lead in the 35th minute to end the half 2-1.

In the second half Brazil striker Fred finally opened his account at this year’s World Cup, to put Brazil 3-1 up.
Brazil had all but secured the result with that goal and brought off Hulk and Neymar to save them for their likely round of 16 tie against Chile. Fernandinho made sure Brazil would finish top of their group when he scored to take the score 4-1, which is how it ended on the night.

After Mexico’s win against Croatia, both they and Brazil finished the group stage on seven points, but it was the Brazilians who finished top of the group thanks to a better goal difference.

Brazil will now play Chile in the next round while Mexico have a tough encounter against the Netherlands awaiting them.

By Farren Collins


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