The host of the 2014 World Cup, Brazil, routed African nation Cameroon 4-1 in the last game of Group A on Monday afternoon. Brazil was the favorite in this match and showed that it was while Neymar shined by scoring two goals.
As reported by ESPN Deportes, Brazil scored four goals. The first two goals were made by Brazilian star Neymar in the 17th and 34th minute of the match. The other two goals were made by Fred in the 49th and Fernandinho in the 84th minute.
The victory 4-1 over Cameroon put the Brazilian national team in first place of Group A and showed that Brazil still has power to take it all the way. Earlier in the tournament, the Brazilian team was criticized for its performance in the first two games and how it failed to show flair.
In the first game against Croatia, Brazil had some help from the referee who had made numerous of bad calls. In the second game of the group, Brazil had a scoreless tie with Mexico. These factors did not make Brazil look like a true contender for the final.
Now, with the convincing victory over Cameroon, Brazil is back on top of the list. Yes, Cameroon was a team that was already out and playing for pride, but Brazil managed to score four nice goals to bring the home team back to top.
The South Americans also out shot and controlled the ball longer than Cameroon in the last game of Group A. Plus, the hero of the Brazilian team, Neymar, stepped it up and scored two nice goals. Neymar has three goals in the World Cup so far.
Five-time World Cup Champions Brazil ends up in first place of Group A and will play Group B runner-up Chile in the Round of 16 this weekend. The game is scheduled to be played on Saturday, June 28, at Belo Horizonte.