Cameroon defensive midfielder Alex Song, one of his team’s best players, was given a red card and ejected from Wednesday’s 2014 World Cup group stage game against Croatia for landing a vicious elbow to the back of Mario Mandzukic.

Song was shown a straight red card and put his team down to 10 men when it was already trailing 1-0 late in the first half.

Song will be suspended for his team’s next game, meaning he will not play again in Brazil. Croatia went on to defeat Cameroon 4-0, which eliminated the African nation from the tournament.

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