2014 FIFA World Cup Group A

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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[change | change source]

Draw position Team Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
October 2013[nb 1] 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
  1. The rankings of October 2013 were used for seeding for the final draw.

Standings[change | change source]

Matches[change | change source]

Brazil vs Croatia[change | change source]

Brazil Brazil3-1Croatia Croatia
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 63'
DM 17 Luiz Gustavo Yellow card 88'
RW 7 Hulk Substituted off 68'
AM 11 Oscar
LW 10 Neymar Yellow card 27' Substituted off 88'
CF 9 Fred
Substitutions:
MF 18 Hernanes Substituted in 63'
MF 20 Bernard Substituted in 68'
MF 16 Ramires Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Luiz Felipe Scolari
BRA-CRO 2014-06-12.svg
GK 1 Stipe Pletikosa
RB 11 Darijo Srna (c)
CB 5 Vedran Ćorluka Yellow card 65'
CB 6 Dejan Lovren Yellow card 69'
LB 2 Šime Vrsaljko
CM 10 Luka Modrić
CM 7 Ivan Rakitić
RW 4 Ivan Perišić
AM 20 Mateo Kovačić Substituted off 61'
LW 18 Ivica Olić
CF 9 Nikica Jelavić Substituted off 78'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Marcelo Brozović Substituted in 61'
FW 16 Ante Rebić Substituted in 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[change | change source]

Mexico Mexico1-0Cameroon Cameroon
Peralta Goal 61'
Mexico
Cameroon
GK 13 Guillermo Ochoa
CB 2 Francisco Rodríguez
CB 4 Rafael Márquez (c)
CB 15 Héctor Moreno Yellow card 57'
RWB 22 Paul Aguilar
LWB 7 Miguel Layún
DM 23 José Juan Vázquez
CM 6 Héctor Herrera Substituted off 90+1'
CM 18 Andrés Guardado Substituted off 69'
SS 10 Giovani dos Santos
CF 19 Oribe Peralta Substituted off 74'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Marco Fabián Substituted in 69'
FW 14 Javier Hernández Substituted in 74'
DF 3 Carlos Salcido Substituted in 90+1'
Manager:
Miguel Herrera
MEX-CMR 2014-06-13.svg
GK 16 Charles Itandje
RB 4 Cédric Djeugoué Substituted off 46'
CB 3 Nicolas N'Koulou
CB 14 Aurélien Chedjou
LB 2 Benoît Assou-Ekotto
DM 6 Alex Song Substituted off 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 Yellow card 77' Substituted in 46'
FW 15 Pierre Webó Substituted in 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[change | change source]

Brazil Brazil0-0Mexico Mexico
Brazil
Mexico
GK 12 Júlio César
RB 2 Dani Alves
CB 3 Thiago Silva (c) Yellow card 79'
CB 4 David Luiz
LB 6 Marcelo
DM 8 Paulinho
DM 17 Luiz Gustavo
CM 11 Oscar Substituted off 84'
RW 16 Ramires Yellow card 45' Substituted off 46'
LW 10 Neymar
CF 9 Fred Substituted off 68'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Bernard Substituted in 46'
FW 21 Substituted in 68'
MF 19 Willian Substituted in 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 Yellow card 59'
LWB 7 Miguel Layún
DM 23 José Juan Vázquez Yellow card 62'
CM 6 Héctor Herrera Substituted off 76'
CM 18 Andrés Guardado
SS 10 Giovani dos Santos Substituted off 84'
CF 19 Oribe Peralta Substituted off 74'
Substitutes:
FW 14 Javier Hernández Substituted in 74'
MF 8 Marco Fabián Substituted in 76'
FW 9 Raúl Jiménez Substituted in 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[change | change source]

Cameroon Cameroon0-4Croatia Croatia
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 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 75'
LW 8 Benjamin Moukandjo
CF 10 Vincent Aboubakar Substituted off 70'
Substitutions:
DF 5 Dany Nounkeu Substituted in 46'
FW 15 Pierre Webó Substituted in 70'
MF 20 Edgar Salli Substituted in 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 78'
AM 19 Sammir Substituted off 72'
LW 18 Ivica Olić Substituted off 69'
CF 17 Mario Mandžukić
Substitutions:
FW 22 Eduardo Yellow card 89' Substituted in 69'
MF 20 Mateo Kovačić Substituted in 72'
FW 16 Ante Rebić Substituted in 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[change | change source]

Cameroon Cameroon1-4Brazil Brazil
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 Yellow card 80'
CM 18 Eyong Enoh Yellow card 11'
RW 13 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Substituted off 81'
LW 8 Benjamin Moukandjo Substituted off 58'
CF 10 Vincent Aboubakar Substituted off 72'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Edgar Salli Yellow card 76' Substituted in 58'
FW 15 Pierre Webó Substituted in 72'
MF 11 Jean Makoun Substituted in 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 46'
LM 11 Oscar
RW 7 Hulk Substituted off 63'
LW 10 Neymar Substituted off 71'
CF 9 Fred
Substitutions:
MF 5 Fernandinho Substituted in 46'
MF 16 Ramires Substituted in 63'
MF 19 Willian Substituted in 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[change | change source]

Croatia Croatia1-3Mexico Mexico
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 58'
CM 7 Ivan Rakitić Yellow card 9'
CM 3 Danijel Pranjić Substituted off 74'
RW 4 Ivan Perišić
AM 10 Luka Modrić
LW 18 Ivica Olić Substituted off 69'
CF 17 Mario Mandžukić
Substitutions:
MF 20 Mateo Kovačić Substituted in 58'
FW 16 Ante Rebić Red card 89' Substituted in 69'
FW 9 Nikica Jelavić Substituted in 74'
Manager:
Niko Kovač
CRO-MEX 2014-06-23.svg
GK 13 Guillermo Ochoa
CB 2 Francisco Rodríguez
CB 4 Rafael Márquez (c) Yellow card 39'
CB 15 Héctor Moreno
RWB 22 Paul Aguilar
LWB 7 Miguel Layún
DM 23 José Juan Vázquez Yellow card 66'
CM 6 Héctor Herrera
CM 18 Andrés Guardado Substituted off 84'
SS 10 Giovani dos Santos Substituted off 62'
CF 19 Oribe Peralta Substituted off 79'
Substitutions:
FW 14 Javier Hernández Substituted in 62'
MF 21 Carlos Peña Substituted in 79'
MF 8 Marco Fabián Substituted in 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)