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Group A of the 2014 FIFA World Cup consisted of Brazil, Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon. Play began on 12 June and ended on 23 June 2014.

Teams

Draw position Team Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
October 2013 June 2014
A1 (seed)  Brazil CONMEBOL * Hosts 30 October 2007 20th 2010 Winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) 11 3
A2  Croatia UEFA UEFA play-off winners 19 November 2013 4th 2006 Third place (1998) 18 18
A3  Mexico CONCACAF CONCACAF vs OFC play-off winners 20 November 2013 15th 2010 Quarter-finals (1970, 1986) 24 20
A4  Cameroon CAF CAF Third Round winners 17 November 2013 7th 2010 Quarter-finals (1990) 59 56
Notes

Standings

  • Brazil advanced to play Chile (runner-up of Group B) in the round of 16.
  • Mexico advanced to play Netherlands (winner of Group B) in the round of 16.

Matches

Brazil vs Croatia

12 June 2014
17:00
Brazil Brazil 3-1 Croatia Croatia Arena de São Paulo, São Paulo
Neymar Goal 29'71' (pen.)
Oscar Goal 90+1'
Marcelo Goal 11' (o.g.)
Brazil
Croatia
GK 12 Júlio César
RB 2 Dani Alves
CB 3 Thiago Silva (c)
CB 4 David Luiz
LB 6 Marcelo
DM 8 Paulinho Substituted off in the 63rd minute 63'
DM 17 Luiz Gustavo Booked in the 88th minute 88'
RW 7 Hulk Substituted off in the 68th minute 68'
AM 11 Oscar
LW 10 Neymar Booked in the 27th minute 27' Substituted off in the 88th minute 88'
CF 9 Fred
Substitutions:
MF 18 Hernanes Substituted on in the 63rd minute 63'
MF 20 Bernard Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
MF 16 Ramires Substituted on in the 88th minute 88'
Manager:
Luiz Felipe Scolari
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GK 1 Stipe Pletikosa
RB 11 Darijo Srna (c)
CB 5 Vedran Ćorluka Booked in the 65th minute 65'
CB 6 Dejan Lovren Booked in the 69th minute 69'
LB 2 Šime Vrsaljko
CM 10 Luka Modrić
CM 7 Ivan Rakitić
RW 4 Ivan Perišić
AM 20 Mateo Kovačić Substituted off in the 61st minute 61'
LW 18 Ivica Olić
CF 9 Nikica Jelavić Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Marcelo Brozović Substituted on in the 61st minute 61'
FW 16 Ante Rebić Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
 
Manager:
Niko Kovač

Man of the Match:
Neymar (Brazil)

Assistant referees:
Toru Sagara (Japan)
Toshiyuki Nagi (Japan)
Fourth official:
Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Fifth official:
Hassan Kamranifar (Iran)

Mexico vs Cameroon

13 June 2014
13:00
Mexico Mexico 1-0 Cameroon Cameroon Arena das Dunas, Natal
Peralta Goal 61'
Mexico
Cameroon
GK 13 Guillermo Ochoa
CB 2 Francisco Rodríguez
CB 4 Rafael Márquez (c)
CB 15 Héctor Moreno Booked in the 57th minute 57'
RWB 22 Paul Aguilar
LWB 7 Miguel Layún
DM 23 José Juan Vázquez
CM 6 Héctor Herrera Substituted off in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
CM 18 Andrés Guardado Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
SS 10 Giovani dos Santos
CF 19 Oribe Peralta Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Marco Fabián Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
FW 14 Javier Hernández Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
DF 3 Carlos Salcido Substituted on in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
Manager:
Miguel Herrera
MEX-CMR 2014-06-13.svg
GK 16 Charles Itandje
RB 4 Cédric Djeugoué Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CB 3 Nicolas N'Koulou
CB 14 Aurélien Chedjou
LB 2 Benoît Assou-Ekotto
DM 6 Alex Song Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
RM 17 Stéphane Mbia
LM 18 Eyong Enoh
AM 8 Benjamin Moukandjo
AM 13 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
CF 9 Samuel Eto'o (c)
Substitutions:
DF 5 Dany Nounkeu Booked in the 77th minute 77' Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 15 Pierre Webó Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
 
Manager:
Germany Volker Finke

Man of the Match:
Giovani dos Santos (Mexico)

Assistant referees:
Humberto Clavijo (Colombia)
Eduardo Díaz (Colombia)
Fourth official:
Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)
Fifth official:
Aden Marwa (Kenya)

Brazil vs Mexico

17 June 2014
16:00
Brazil Brazil 0-0 Mexico Mexico Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza
Brazil
Mexico
GK 12 Júlio César
RB 2 Dani Alves
CB 3 Thiago Silva (c) Booked in the 79th minute 79'
CB 4 David Luiz
LB 6 Marcelo
DM 8 Paulinho
DM 17 Luiz Gustavo
CM 11 Oscar Substituted off in the 84th minute 84'
RW 16 Ramires Booked in the 45th minute 45' Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
LW 10 Neymar
CF 9 Fred Substituted off in the 68th minute 68'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Bernard Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 21 Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
MF 19 Willian Substituted on in the 84th minute 84'
Manager:
Luiz Felipe Scolari
BRA-MEX 2014-06-17.svg
GK 13 Guillermo Ochoa
CB 2 Francisco Rodríguez
CB 4 Rafael Márquez (c)
CB 15 Héctor Moreno
RWB 22 Paul Aguilar Booked in the 59th minute 59'
LWB 7 Miguel Layún
DM 23 José Juan Vázquez Booked in the 62nd minute 62'
CM 6 Héctor Herrera Substituted off in the 76th minute 76'
CM 18 Andrés Guardado
SS 10 Giovani dos Santos Substituted off in the 84th minute 84'
CF 19 Oribe Peralta Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
Substitutes:
FW 14 Javier Hernández Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
MF 8 Marco Fabián Substituted on in the 76th minute 76'
FW 9 Raúl Jiménez Substituted on in the 84th minute 84'
Manager:
Miguel Herrera

Man of the Match:
Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico)

Assistant referees:
Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
Tarık Ongun (Turkey)
Fourth official:
Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)
Fifth official:
Kim Haglund (Norway)

Cameroon vs Croatia

18 June 2014
19:00
Cameroon Cameroon 0-4 Croatia Croatia Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
Olić Goal 11'
Perišić Goal 48'
Mandžukić Goal 61'73'
Cameroon
Croatia
GK 16 Charles Itandje
RB 17 Stéphane Mbia
CB 14 Aurélien Chedjou Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CB 3 Nicolas N'Koulou (c)
LB 2 Benoît Assou-Ekotto
DM 21 Joël Matip
CM 6 Alex Song Red card 40'
CM 18 Eyong Enoh
RW 13 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
LW 8 Benjamin Moukandjo
CF 10 Vincent Aboubakar Substituted off in the 70th minute 70'
Substitutions:
DF 5 Dany Nounkeu Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 15 Pierre Webó Substituted on in the 70th minute 70'
MF 20 Edgar Salli Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
Manager:
Germany Volker Finke
CMR-CRO 2014-06-18.svg
GK 1 Stipe Pletikosa
RB 11 Darijo Srna (c)
CB 5 Vedran Ćorluka
CB 6 Dejan Lovren
LB 3 Danijel Pranjić
CM 10 Luka Modrić
CM 7 Ivan Rakitić
RW 4 Ivan Perišić Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
AM 19 Sammir Substituted off in the 72nd minute 72'
LW 18 Ivica Olić Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
CF 17 Mario Mandžukić
Substitutions:
FW 22 Eduardo Booked in the 89th minute 89' Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
MF 20 Mateo Kovačić Substituted on in the 72nd minute 72'
FW 16 Ante Rebić Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
Manager:
Niko Kovač

Man of the Match:
Mario Mandžukić (Croatia)

Assistant referees:
Bertino Cunha (Portugal)
Tiago Trigo (Portugal)
Fourth official:
Walter López (Guatemala)
Fifth official:
Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)

Cameroon vs Brazil

23 June 2014
17:00
Cameroon Cameroon 1-4 Brazil Brazil Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Matip Goal 26' Neymar Goal 17'35'
Fred Goal 49'
Fernandinho Goal 84'
Cameroon
Brazil
GK 16 Charles Itandje
RB 22 Allan Nyom
CB 3 Nicolas N'Koulou (c)
CB 21 Joël Matip
LB 12 Henri Bedimo
DM 7 Landry N'Guémo
CM 17 Stéphane Mbia Booked in the 80th minute 80'
CM 18 Eyong Enoh Booked in the 11th minute 11'
RW 13 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
LW 8 Benjamin Moukandjo Substituted off in the 58th minute 58'
CF 10 Vincent Aboubakar Substituted off in the 72nd minute 72'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Edgar Salli Booked in the 76th minute 76' Substituted on in the 58th minute 58'
FW 15 Pierre Webó Substituted on in the 72nd minute 72'
MF 11 Jean Makoun Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
Manager:
Germany Volker Finke
CMR-BRA 2014-06-23.svg
GK 12 Júlio César
RB 2 Dani Alves
CB 3 Thiago Silva (c)
CB 4 David Luiz
LB 6 Marcelo
DM 17 Luiz Gustavo
RM 8 Paulinho Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
LM 11 Oscar
RW 7 Hulk Substituted off in the 63rd minute 63'
LW 10 Neymar Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
CF 9 Fred
Substitutions:
MF 5 Fernandinho Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 16 Ramires Substituted on in the 63rd minute 63'
MF 19 Willian Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
Manager:
Luiz Felipe Scolari

Man of the Match:
Neymar (Brazil)

Assistant referees:
Mathias Klasenius (Sweden)
Daniel Wärnmark (Sweden)
Fourth official:
Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)
Fifth official:
Kim Haglund (Norway)

Croatia vs Mexico

23 June 2014
17:00
Croatia Croatia 1-3 Mexico Mexico Arena Pernambuco, Recife
Perišić Goal 87' Márquez Goal 72'
Guardado Goal 75'
Hernández Goal 82'
Croatia
Mexico
GK 1 Stipe Pletikosa
RB 11 Darijo Srna (c)
CB 5 Vedran Ćorluka
CB 6 Dejan Lovren
LB 2 Šime Vrsaljko Substituted off in the 58th minute 58'
CM 7 Ivan Rakitić Booked in the 9th minute 9'
CM 3 Danijel Pranjić Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
RW 4 Ivan Perišić
AM 10 Luka Modrić
LW 18 Ivica Olić Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
CF 17 Mario Mandžukić
Substitutions:
MF 20 Mateo Kovačić Substituted on in the 58th minute 58'
FW 16 Ante Rebić Red card 89' Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
FW 9 Nikica Jelavić Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
Manager:
Niko Kovač
CRO-MEX 2014-06-23.svg
GK 13 Guillermo Ochoa
CB 2 Francisco Rodríguez
CB 4 Rafael Márquez (c) Booked in the 39th minute 39'
CB 15 Héctor Moreno
RWB 22 Paul Aguilar
LWB 7 Miguel Layún
DM 23 José Juan Vázquez Booked in the 66th minute 66'
CM 6 Héctor Herrera
CM 18 Andrés Guardado Substituted off in the 84th minute 84'
SS 10 Giovani dos Santos Substituted off in the 62nd minute 62'
CF 19 Oribe Peralta Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
Substitutions:
FW 14 Javier Hernández Substituted on in the 62nd minute 62'
MF 21 Carlos Peña Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
MF 8 Marco Fabián Substituted on in the 84th minute 84'
Manager:
Miguel Herrera

Man of the Match:
Rafael Márquez (Mexico)

Assistant referees:
Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Bakhadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)
Fourth official:
Néant Alioum (Cameroon)
Fifth official:
Djibril Camara (Senegal)

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