Song apologises for Croatia dismissal

The Barcelona man was sent off for elbowing Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic in the back as Volker Finke's men slipped to a second defeat at the FIFA World Cup, going down 4-0 in Manuas.

Cameroon are now out of the competition and also saw Benoit Assou-Ekotto involved in an unsavoury tangle with team-mate Benjamin Moukandjo late on, an incident coach Volker Finke described as "unimaginable".

Song was compelled to say sorry following his first-half dismissal.

"I'm very sad at the moment as I feel I have let my country and myself down," he said in a statement.

"It was a stupid moment and I'm truly sorry. If I could do anything to take it back I would. Please forgive me."

Cameroon will seek to restore some pride when they face hosts Brazil in the final game of their campaign.

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