Cameroon and Croatia both come into Wednesday’s match in Manaus desperate for a result. They each lost their opening games of the tournament and they will likely need to come away with at least a point if they hope to advance.
ETO’O OUT: Even though he played all 90 minutes against Mexico in the first match of the tournament, it looks like Samuel Eto’o will at least miss out on this match against Croatia due to an ongoing knee injury. Eto’o is the nation’s leading all-time scorer by a healthy 23-goal margin and he has three World Cup goals to his name.
RETURN OF MANDZU: While it looks like one star striker will be missing the match, it will mark the return of another. Mario Mandzukic will play in his first World Cup match after skipping the Brazil loss to serve a red card suspension picked up during qualifying. The Bayern Munich player (for now) scored 18 goals in the Bundesliga last season.
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