World Cup - Day 12
Luiz Gustavo (l.) pulled the strings in the Brazil midfield as the hosts overcame Cameroon 3-1 to clinch top spot in Group A, as well as their place in the Round of 16
Neymar (l.) and Brazil were indebted to the VfL Wolfsburg star (c.), after the 26-year-old won possession with a trademark tackle before providing the inch-perfect pass that set up the opener in Brasilia
Gustavo wasn't the only Bundesliga player making an impact in the capital, however, despite Joel Matip's (r.) joy proving short-lived...
...after the FC Schalke 04 centre-back (l.) had levelled the score for Cameroon, goals from Neymar, Fred and Fernandinho sealing Brazil's second victory at the 2014 World Cup
Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Andres Guardado played a key role in Mexico's progression to the knock-out rounds on Monday, scoring their second in the 3-1 win which saw off Croatia
The 27-year-old (r.) earned his third start in as many games for the Central Americans, while Bayern's Mario Mandzukic (l.) as well as Ivan Perisic (2nd r.)...
...and Ivica Olic (r.) of VfL Wolfsburg all featured for a Croatia side largely lacking ideas going forward
Perisic provided a cool finish three minutes from time but it was a case of too little, too late for former Hamburger SV star Niko Kovac's men, who were already 3-0 down at the time
FC Bayern München winger Arjen Robben (l.) maintained his outstanding 2014 FIFA World Cup form on Monday as the Netherlands secured top spot in Group B courtesy of a 2-0 victory against Chile
The 30-year-old was at the heart of the Dutch's most promising moments, and went terribly close to grabbing his fourth goal of the competition 40 minutes into the game following a stunning run from inside his own half...
...instead he had to settle for setting up Memphis Depay in stoppage time for the
FSV Frankfurt's Mathew Leckie (l.), meanwhile, featured for the full 90 minutes on the right side of Australia's midfield as the
Ben Halloran (c.) breathed new life into Australia's attacking play after coming on at half-time, but the Fortuna Düsseldorf man was powerless to turn his side's fortunes around as they finished bottom in Group B