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Kovac expecting Croatia to dominate against Cameroon

15 June 2014 21:57

Niko Kovac is expecting to see a more attacking display from his Croatia side in their second match of the FIFA World Cup against Cameroon.

The Europeans were forced to play on the counter-attack against hosts Brazil in the tournament opener, eventually going down 3-1 despite taking an 11th-minute lead.

Kovac was disappointed with a number of decisions in that game, including a controversial penalty for a challenge on striker Fred, but he is now focused on the second Group A clash and is confident that his side can assert themselves on the game on Wednesday.

"I think a rest day is always useful. Everyone has recovered and today we will train," he said at a press conference on Sunday.

"Against Cameroon it will be a completely different game. It was difficult to attack Brazil, we had to look through counter-attacks, but against Cameroon we will have greater ball possession and seek dominance.

"The first goal will be an advantage, it would be good to go in to half-time with a positive result.

"We know all about Cameroon, we analysed them like Brazil and will set our tactics accordingly.

"Our goal is to take the three points, and this is a game with growing importance."

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Competition
World Cup
Date
19 June 2014
Game week
2
Half-time
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Full-time
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Venue
Arena Amazônia (Manaus, Amazonas)
Attendance
39982

Goals

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11' I. Olić
 (assist by I. Perišić)
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61' M. Mandžukić
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