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Cameroon, Croatia bid to keep WC hopes alive

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

MANAUS, Brazil - Cameroon and Croatia will clash in Manaus looking to put their troubles behind them and keep alive their hopes of making the World Cup knockout rounds.

Having both lost their opening match, a victory would be fundamental in staying alive in a tough Group A including hosts Brazil and Mexico.

But a win would also allow each side to forget off-field troubles that have threatened to disrupt their preparation.

In the case of the Africans it is the near certain absence of talismanic striker Samuel Eto'o because of a knee injury.

"I am hoping the gods grant me a miracle and that I am able to defend my dear, beautiful country," Eto'o told Cameroon Radio-Television.

"If this is not the case, I will always play my role as captain and especially as the big brother to push my young teammates to victory."

Eto'o's knee problem stems from the end of his club season with Chelsea.





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