• This will be the first ever game between Cameroon and Croatia.
  • This is also Croatia's first ever World Cup game against an African side.
  • Cameroon have won only one of their 13 World Cup games against European sides (2-1 v Romania in 1990), drawing five and losing seven.
  • Cameroon have only won one of their last 14 World Cup games (1-0 v Saudi Arabia in 2002), drawing four and losing nine.
  • Cameroon have lost their last five World Cup matches; the longest losing streak of any African nation at the tournament.
  • The Indomitable Lions have scored just seven goals in their last 12 World cup matches, and never more than once during this run.
  • Croatia will have Mario Mandzukic available for selection for the first time in this World Cup finals tournament. No player scored more headed goals than the Bayern Munich striker in the top five European leagues in 2013-14 (7).
  • Cameroon only attempted one shot on target in the whole of their opening group stage game against Mexico and this came in the 91st minute.
  • Cameroon have played 21 World Cup matches overall and their one shot on target tally against Mexico in the opening game was the fewest they've ever mustered in a WC finals match.
  • Croatia have not won any of their last five World Cup matches (L3 D2), with their last WC finals victory coming in 2002 versus Italy (2-1).