From:Shea John Driscoll,  Digital Sub-Editor, ST, posted on 19 June at 6:51 PM
19 June at 6:51 PM

2014 World Cup Funnies: No wonder Cameroon are so bad; their players should be doing MMA instead

Cameroon look like one of the worst teams at the 2014 World Cup, after losing 1-0 to Mexico and being rolled over 4-0 by Croatia.

After a "promising" build-up to the tournament, in which players threatened not to board the plane to Brazil because of a row over bonuses, their poor performances will have come as a shock to no one.

However, after their display against Croatia, it's clear that some of the Cameroon players are in the wrong sport.

Exhibit A - Alex Song's People's Elbow against Croatia

It looks to this untrained eye a perfectly executed downward elbow. If he were in a ring or a cage, we'd be applauding instead of chastising his stupidity. One day you'll be appreciated, Song.

Exhibit B - Benoit Assou-Ekotto's headbutt on teammate Benjamin Moukandjo

The big-haired defender launched a sneaky headbutt at his teammate in a late-game confrontation. For a player who once admitted that football isn't his passion, perhaps a career change is in order. We give this headbutt three Zidanes out of five.

And lastly, we end with something completely different. Let's let the absurdity of this speak for itself: Former Sevilla teammates Ivan Rakitic and Stephane M'Bia exchange shorts, yes, shorts, after the game.

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