FIFA World Cup 2014 Predictions: Match #33 Cameroon vs. Brazil

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By Sounak Mukhopadhyay | June 20, 2014 10:19 AM EST

Final Score

Cameroon 1 Brazil 4

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Brazil's Neymar reacts as he holds on to the goal post net during their 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match against Mexico at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza, June 17, 2014.

Overview

The thirty third match of the FIFA World Cup 2014 is going to be held between Cameroon and Brazil. The Group A match is important for Brazil as it is yet to secure its berth in the "group of 16." Cameroon is virtually out of the tournament at this point but it can be a spoil sport for Brazil to restore its pride.  

Teams

Cameroon: Cameroon failed to win any of its previous 2 matches, which sent it out of the tournament. It conceded 5 goals in those matches without scoring any. Cameroon is a much better team than how it has performed so far. It will definitely try to restore its pride, and there is no better team than Brazil that it can beat to prove it. However, it is not going to be easy. Last couple of matches must have affected its morale heavily. The team does not look quite organised at the moment. Nevertheless, Cameroon does not have anything to lose, and that can be dangerous for the host country.   

Brazil: Brazil started the tournament as one of the favourites to win the cup as always. With the home support in favour of the South American country which is most famous for its football, people expected a lot from Neymar and his teammates. However, it has failed to get close to the kind of performance its fans expect to witness. It won against Croatia but was arguably favoured by a few favourable decisions by the referee. Mexico never allowed Brazil to score and matched its skill immaculately. It will be, however, quite unlikely that it will go out of the tournament even if it loses this match. There will be a possibility that it may finish at the second position in the group, depending on the Croatia-Mexico match. In that case, Brazil will possibly face the Netherlands in the next round.  

Head to Head

These two teams played 4 times against each other before. Brazil won 3 and Cameroon 1. There were 8 goals scored, and 7 of those were scored by Brazil.

Key Players

Cameroon: Samuel Eto'o and Alexandre Song

Brazil: Neymar and Oscar

Date, Time & Venue

Brazil's time zone is UTC/GMT -3. The match starts at 5 pm (local time) on June 23, which means it is 6 am on June 24 in New South Wales, Australia. The match will be held at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.

Prediction

Brazil will not lose the opportunity to get back to its rhythm just before the knock-out stages. Cameroon will fail to score again. Brazil will win it 3-0.

Group Predictions

Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E, Group F, Group G & Group H

Reference: FIFA

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Brazil's Neymar reacts as he holds on to the goal post net during their 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match against Mexico at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza, June 17, 2014.
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