Sports World Cup update: Cameroon becomes first African country to be eliminated

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have become the first African team to exit the 2014 FIFA World Cup after losing to Croatia on Wednesday.

It was a convincing victory by the Croats who walloped the African Nation 4-0 to keep their hopes of qualification alive.

Prior to them coming to Brazil,the players were engulfed in a battle with their football federation(fecafoot) with issues bothering on bonus rows,that made the team threaten to boycott the tournament.

Having lost their first game to Mexico,the second match was one that they needed to win to still remain in the competition.

However,they had to climb the mountain all alone without their talisman Samuel Eto'o who was out injured.

But they faced a daunting task early on after Ivica Olic fired home in the 11th minute to put Croatia 1-0 up.

Cameroon compounded to their own woes when Alex Song was shown a straight red card after he lashed out at Mario Mandzukic.

A poor kick from Cameroon's keeper Charles Itandje found Ivan Perisic who capitalised on the error to put his side 2-0.

Two more goals from Mandzukic condemned Cameroon to a 4-0 hammering that left them as the third team to be eliminated out of the World Cup.

Cameroon's shameful outing was summed up when Benoit Assou-Ekotto headbutted his team-mate Benjamin Moukandjo during an argument in stoppage time.

The former African champions have now failed to reach the second round for their fifth successive World Cup.

They are also the first team to lose six successive World Cup games since El Salvador in 1982.

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