Two teams that failed to pick up a single point in their first game clash in the jungles of Manaus on Wednesday, with both Cameroon and Croatia desperate to open their account at the FIFA World Cup 2014.
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The Group A game is scheduled for a 6 pm local time (3.30 am IST, 11 pm BST, 6 pm ET) start with live coverage on Sony Six and Sony Six HD in India. The match can also be watched via live streaming online in India HERE. Catch the game in Croatia live online HERE, while viewers in Cameroon can do so HERE. Watch the match in the UK on ITV and BBC with the live streaming option HERE or HERE. US viewers can watch the game on ESPN while the optioin to live stream is HERE. Australia viewers can go HERE to watch the game online, while South Africa viewers can watch the match HERE.
While Cameroon were outclassed by Mexico in their first Group A encounter, Croatia were a little unlucky to walk away empty-handed against Brazil, and the European side will hope refereeing decisions don't go against them a second time.
Croatia have the ability to move into the second round of the World Cup, if they step their game up just that little bit and also have luck go their way. Niko Kovac's men will look at the next two games including the one against Cameroon on Wednesday, as winnable games.
If they pick up six points against Cameroon and Mexico, then they will make it to the last 16, but obviously Cameroon will also be thinking along the same lines.
"This is a make or break game for both teams and the fact that Cameroon have to take risks too can help us get into our stride and fire on all cylinders," Kovac said.
"We will do all we can to come away with all three points against a very strong and disciplined team, who will pose a threat."
Kovac will be delighted to have Mario Mandzukic back in the lineup after his first-choice striker missed the 3-1 loss to Brazil through suspension. The coach was also quick to dispel doubts about Luka Modric's availability, with the midfielder suffering a foot injury in the opening match.
"We are delighted to have Mandzukic back, any coach would be and talking about his qualities would be totally superfluous so he will lead the line tomorrow," Kovac added on Tuesday. "Modric is 100 percent fit, he came through training and there is no question he will be ready."
Cameroon have their own injury concerns with skipper and talisman Samuel Eto'o a major doubt for the match against Croatia. Eto'o's seemed to have been a confirmed absentee a couple of days back with a knee injury, but the striker himself refused to rule himself out of the must-win match.
"Even if I knew I'd be playing or not I wouldn't say anything ... we can't reveal our strengths and weaknesses to our opponents," Eto'o said, while coach Volker Finke seemed to suggest his premier player will most likely start the game on the bench, with a chance of coming on later in the game.
"I think the most important thing for us tomorrow is that Samuel is with us, perhaps as a substitute," Finke said on Tuesday. "I think it would be very, very hard for him to start because we're dealing with health matters here and we can't work miracles."
Expected lineups: Cameroon: Itandje; Nounkeu, Nkolou, Chedjou, Assou-Ekotto; Mbia, Song; Moukandjo, Enoh, Choupo-Moting; Webo.
Croatia: Pletikosa; Srna, Corluka, Lovren, Vrsaljko; Modric, Rakitic; Perisic, Kovacic, Olic; Mandzukic.
Prediction: 2-1 to Croatia