His handling was suspect throughout, and he could only push one save into Mandzukic's path for the fourth.
Could not live with the opposition and towards the end, he lost his head with a heated, embarrassing argument with his own team-mate.
In the latter stages of the game, he was beaten by Rebic time and time again. Terrible game.
Did not last past the interval in what was a shaky game at times for him.
Almost played as a third defender at times, such was the dominance of Croatia in the second half.
Struggled to manage the pace of the game for long spells, particularly after the opening goal and Song's red card.
Practically ended Cameroon's World Cup hopes all on his own with an idiotic, needless lash out into the back of Mandzukic, for which he was rightfully sent off.
Responsible for leading his side forward, but lacked the effective support to really make a dent. Beaten by Olic's run for the opener and by Perisic for the second - a terrible game despite his best efforts.
Hid his moments running at Pranjic in the first half, but his end product simply was not up to scratch. Lucky to avoid a red card for a confrontation with Assou-Ekotto.
Slashed one shot over the bar, and he never was a factor up top.
Couldn't beat the wall of red and white on the left hand side, and was a non factor throughout.
Rarely will he ever have a quieter game, but he still made a good save late on from Webo to preserve his clean sheet.
Offered some real purpose down the right hand side in the final third. Led by example.
Barely had a thing to do for most of the game, but he took care of his duties.
Smothered the Cameroon attack at almost every opportunity.
Controlled the middle of the park in tandem with Modric. A polished showing.
After a shaky start he grew into the match and set up Mandzukic's goal with a towering header.
Already dominant before the red card, Song's dismissal meant that no one in a Cameroon shirt was there to shackle him.
Played a few lovely passes forward to set his team-mates up and tested Itandje once or twice himself.
Ran his socks off for his team and added some decisive moments to boot. Set up Olic's opener and sprinted a great distance to score Croatia's second.
Another dynamic performance allied with end product. Squeezed in the opener from close range, while his energy drove Croatia forward time and again.
His return to the lineup after suspension was extremely influential. Powerfully headed Croatia into a 3-0 lead before prodding in a close range second.