10:55: Full time whistles have been blown, Brazil and Mexico progress to the knock out stages of the World Cup. The hosts top the group by virtue of their superior goal difference and will meet Chile in the next round while Mexico face the daunting prospect of a clash with Louis van Gaal's Netherlands.
Cameroon 1-4 Brazil
Croatia 1-3 Mexico
BRAZIL AND MEXICO QUALIFY FOR LAST 16.
10:49: Four minutes of time added on in both games. Ochoa has just been called into action to make a decent save from Persic's half volley. It's been a breathless last 20 minutes.
10:47: Croatia's night takes a turn for the worse - Rebic is rightfully shown a straight red card for a late, high challenge on Pena.
RED CARD - Rebic
10:44: Croatia pull one back which means Brazil will top the group! It's been a desperately poor performance from the Croats but that was a superbly worked goal, as Persic played a neat one two with Modric inside the box before slamming it into the far corner of the net.
Goal! Croatia 1-3 Mexico (Persic, 86)
10:42: Probably won't matter now, Fernandinho has probably just sealed top spot for Brazil! Cameroon loose possession and Brazil neatly work it onto the left hand side of the box where the City midfielder excellently strokes the ball into the far corner.
Goal! Cameroon 1-4 Brazil (Fernandinho, 84)
10:40: Javier Hernandez nods in at the far post and Mexico are now level on points and goals difference with Brazil! The hosts still hold the advantage via their superior goals scored tally, but one more from Mexico, or a goal from Cameroon, will change that.
Goal! Croatia 0-3 Mexico (Javier Hernandez, 81)
10:37: Croatia nearly get one back straight away, only for Moreno to brilliantly get back and clear off the line!
10:36: That Mexican goal now has them just a goal behind Brazil with both sides on seven points. A goal in either game now will have a key role in deciding who tops this group.
10:34: Brilliant counter from Mexico! With Croatia hunting for an equaliser, they retrieve possession. Hernandez edges towards goal and opts for the pass out to the right to Peralta who sweeps it across goal first time where Guardado is running onto it to slam home a second. Game over.
Goal! Croatia 0-2 Mexico (Andreas Guardado, 74)
10:33: Neymar looked okay after that moment of worry but Scolari is taking no chances; Willian comes on to replace him.
10:31: Mexico have their lead! Skipper Rafael Marquez breaks the Croatian resistance, losing his man in the box and slamming a downwards header into the back of the net from a corner. Pletikosa in the Croatian goal should have done much better, however, was very slow to react and get down to make the block.
Goal! Croatia 0-1 Mexico (Rafael Marquez, 71)
10:28: Brazilians hold their breath as Neymar grimaces after jarring his knee after an uncomfortable landing.
10:26: Oh dear, replays suggest Srna knew exactly what he was doing as he threw both arms acrosshis body to block Guardado's effort. Mexico rightfully fuming over that decision.
10:24: Lovren off the line! After the referee left their blood boiling with thoswe two decisions Mexico nearly took the lead as Herrera met the resulting corner, only for the Southampton man to scramble back and clear in a nick of time.
10:23: Mexico want a penalty! Two even! Hernandez is poised to head home but Srna appeared to put his hand on his back to knock the United striker off balance. Moments later brilliantly turns his man out on the right flank and lifts a ball over to Guardado who takes it on his chest and lashes a half volley on goal, only for it to be charged down by Srna. Did it hit a hand? Mexico think so, Miguel Herrera is furious and even the perenially cool Hernandez is berating the ref! They get a corner instead.
10:22: Hulk's search for a first competitve goal for Brazil will go on as Ramires comes to replace the Zenit forward.
10:21: Dos Santos is off for Mexico and his replaced by Javier Hernandez.
10:18: Croatia need a win as things stand here and have responded by bringing on Inter playmaker Mateo Kovacic in their attempts to unlock Mexico.
10:16: Brazil are in full flow again. Neymar, just inside his own half, battles and twists his way out of trouble and frees Hulk who is cutting in from the left. Neymar continues his run and is desperate for the return pass in the centre but Hulk slows down, shapes to shoot and cannons one off the shins of his marker.
10:14: Mandzukic is lefted looking rather miffed after Pranjic fails to pick out his intelligent run, completely overhitting his pass despite being under little pressure.
10:10: Bedimo is down getting treatment after being clattered into by Fernandinho.
10:06: Fred has his goal! Neymar chases the ball down on the right and dinks a ball into the box, where Fernandinho does brilliantly to clip it out to Luiz who has broken through on the left of the box. The PSG man drills the ball across the box where the much maligned Fred is to nod into the back of the net! Big suspicions of offside there and it looked as if Luiz was looking to hammer that in himself but normal service has been resumed!
Goal! Cameroon 1-3 Brazil (Fred, 48)
10:04: Two early chances for Brazil! Hulk is brilliantly played through only for Modibo to make an excellent last ditch challenge to knock the ball out of the forward's path. Brazil quickly have the ball back and Fred this time cuts in from the left and pings a vicious strike on goal, drawing another decent save out of the Cameroon goalkeeper.
10:01: We are ready for the second half and Brazil have introduced Fernandinho for Paulinho in midfield. No changes to speak of from Mexico or Croatia.
9:48: We have also reached the halfway point in our other game. Croatia had a late chance to snatch a lead in the final minutes of the first 45 as Rakitic swung in an inviting ball for Corluka, but the defender was adjudged to have impeded Aguilar in the box. It' was the last action of the half.
9:44: What a passage of play that was, cantered around you know who. Neymar clips the ball over his man's head and with eyes in the back of his head clips the ball into the path of an overlapping teammate. He runs onto the edge of the D and masterfully instigates a passing triangle between himself, Oscar and Fred to feed Hulk, but he never looks comfortable running onto the ball and his miss hit effort deflects out. The resulting corner comes to nothing and the first half comes to an end.
9:40: Nyom embarks on a brilliant run down the wing, bypassing three or four Brazil players with ease. His cross is a poor one but it forces Alves to clear for a corner but it comes to nothing.
9:37: Hulk looks to make it a quick-fire double and hammers one on goal from 25 yards but Itandje is down well to make the save at his left hand post. The resulting corner is a good one, but Luiz cannot direct his header on target.
9:35: He's done it again! The party is back on as Cameroon bizarrely decide to give Neymar acres of room just on the edge of the box. He cuts inside, drops a shoulder, opens up the goal for himself and giving everyone in a Cameroon shirt the eyes, slides the ball into the bottom left hand corner past a wrong footed Itandje. Sublime from the 22-year-old.
Goal! Cameroon 1-2 Brazil (Neymar, 34)
9:33: Brazil are a bit nervous here. Mbia and Nyom cleverly work an opening down the inside channel, forcing Luiz again tyo scamper across to make the clearance.
9:31: Croatia v Mexico is yet to follow suit and burst into life. Mexico have enjoyed the better chances but it probably fair to say Croatia have dominated possession. As it stands, a point would be good enough for Miguel Herrera's side.
9:27: Cameroon are level! Nyom picks up the looping corner and steps past a rubbish attempt of a tackle from Dani Alves. He bursts into the box and slides a well-weighted ball across goal where Matip is on the scene to slam it home!
Goal! Cameroon 1-1 Brazil (Joel Matip, 25)
9:25: Now Matip hits the bar! The Schalke man shurgs off Luiz and rises but sees his effort bounce off the outside of the bar. It looks to have taken a nick off the Brazilian and it will be another corner.
9:24: Another minor scare for Brazil, Cameroon carry the ball up field. Choupo Moting's shot is horribly miss hit but the deflection sees it loop dangerously over the bar.
9:22: No joy for Fred again! Another ball is scuffed across the face of goal and the front man throws himself at it, crawling across the turf after miskicking and falling over in an effort to nod it across the line but Itandje smothers it.
9:21: Neymar nearly makes it two on the volley! A ball drops on the edge of the D and jewel of Brazilian football swings a leg at it and connects with a superb effort that Itandje does well to parry away.
9:19: In all that excitement, Mexico just came close to opening the scoring through a magnificent effort from Herrera/ The midfielder burst infield, played a neat one two before unleashing a fierce effort that swung just wide of the post.
9:17: Brazil have the lead! Luiz Gustavo closes down a stray pass from the Cameroon full back and bounces past another defender before squaring an excellent cross into the box. Neymar is perfectly positioned and opens his body up to expertly steer home. Now we can get going.
Goal! Cameroon 0-1 Brazil (Neymar, 16)
9:14: That excitement that reverberated around the stadium at the start of this contest has been tempered, Brazil look nervous at the back as Cameroon float a dangerous free kick that bypasses everyone before Cesar collects.
9:12: A very good passage of play sees Cameroon patiently probe in midfield before a quick exchange of passes sees Aboubakar slide an excellent ball through from the inside left flank, forcing David Luiz to scamper across and clear. Cameroon have a corner.
9:11: Rakitic has earned himself an early yellow card after a wreckless challenge on Vasquez. From the free kick Herrera is found but is unable to find the space to make anything happen
9:09: Marcelo makes a good block as Aboubakar lashes one on goal from the edge of the area. It was a vicious effort and definitely needed the block from the Real Madrid defender.
9:07: You do feel for Fred a bit. The striker again gets himself into a good position in the box as Cameroon struggle to deal with the movement of Neymar and Hulk but his shot is again blocked. If Brazil keep teeing them up in this fashion, you imagine he has to put one away eventually. Right?
9:05: In our other game Ochoa has been called into action in the early stages of the contest, but not as dramatically as he was against Brazil last week as the shot stopper comes out to collect Pranjic's corner.
9:03: Electric start from Brazil! Neymar is fed the ball on the edge of the box and feeds a delightful through to the onrushing Hulk who cuts the ball back to Fred, only for Allan Nyom to somehow block his effort. It was a fairly poor connection from Fred, whose misery shows no early signs of abating despite his side's rampant start.
9:02: The resulting free kick is aimed in towards David Luiz but he can't quite reach and Cameroon clear their lines.
9:01: Hulk immediately wins his side a free kick as he powers his way down the right flank before being hauled down by Bedimo.
9:00: And Brazul get us underway just as Mexico get the ball rolling against Croatia.
8:55: Brazil's anthem is, once again, being absolutely belted out by the players and those in attendance in the capital city.
8:52: Cameroon's campaign has been marred by quarrels over money, disputes between players and the Cameroonian FA, fighting amongst players on the pitch, an inexplicable red card and above all, morbid football. Surely Brazil are going to get it right tonight? National anthems are underway.
8:48: The teams are now making their way out onto the pitch, kick off ten minutes away.
8:36: While it may be a perplexing decision in the eyes of those who watched him thrive for Manchester City last season, Luis Felipe Scolari has once again left Fernandinho on the bench.
8:26: Fred, the man who largely encapsulates this pragmatic and, let's face it, dull, Brazil side leads the line tonight, flanked by Neymar and Hulk. Despite his poor performance against Mexico, Paulinho retains his place in midfield. Cameroon are obviously without Alex Song, whose inexplicable decision to drag his elbow down Mario Mandzukic's back ended his tournament.
8:20: Cameroon have been their own worst enemy during a campaign that has been marked by abject displays and disorganisation. If Brazil could hand pick a game in which they wanted to showcase the flair we have been waiting for, this would likely be up there.
8:11: Here's a quick reminder of the permutations facing the three clubs who can escape Group A tonight. A win or a draw will be enough for the hosts qualify and should they somehow lose to Cameroon they can be saved by a Mexican victory. Miguel Herrera's side need a win or a draw against Croatia who they can seal their own place in the final with a win, or a draw if Brazil lose. Hopefully there will be enough goals this evening to ensure suitable movement in that top three.
Cameroon: Itandje, Nkoulou (c), Nguemo, Moukandjo, Aboubakar, Bedimo, Choupo Moting, Mbia, Enoh, Matip, Nyom.
Brazil: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva (c), David Luiz, Marcelo, Hulk, Paulinho, Fred, Neymar, Oscar, Luiz Gustavo
Croatia: Pletikosa, Vrsaljko, Pranjic, Perisic, Corluka, Lovren, Rakitic, Modric, Srna, Mandzukic, Olic.
Mexico: Ochoa, Rodriguez, Marquez (c), Herrera, Layun, Dos Santos, Moreno, Guardado, Peralta, Aguilar, Vazquez
8:06: In a rather unusual step Roy Hodgson has revealed his side to take on Costa Rica in England's final group game a day early. It is likely to satisfy those clamouring for an injection of youth as Luke Shaw and Ross Barkley start, with Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Jack Wilshere also coming into a heavily changed side.
England team to play Costa Rica: Foster, Jones, Cahill, Smalling, Shaw, Milner, Lampard, Wilshere, Barkley, Lallana, Sturridge
8:00: Brazil's plan to celebrate a sixth world title hasn't gone exactly to plan yet. While they are well-placed to top their group this evening they have yet catch our imagination in the way we expected they would. After a compelling, yet contravesy-ridden opening victory over Croatia Luis Felipe Scolari's side were stifled by Mexico. An emphatic win over Cameroon is not only needed to seal their status of group winners and avoid a meeting with Netherlands, but also to inject some verve into their attempts to lift the trophy on home soil.
Brazil top the group with four points and only a loss tonight and a draw between Mexico and Croatia could see them eliminated. Given that's unlikely, tonight's other contest between the aforementioned nations is a straight shoot out for the second qualification spot.