Cameroon dents Brazil’s pride


Cameroon defeated Brazil 1- 0 at the Lusail Stadium to become the first team to beat Brazil in a World Cup group stage in 17 games.

Vincent Aboubakar was the man of the hour yet again for Cameroon as his beautifully timed header flew past a motionless Ederson go give the African side a historic win.

Unfortunately for Cameroon the victory meant very little eventually as Switzerland’s 3-2 victory against Serbia in the other fixture meant that La Nati’s leapfrogged the Indomitable Lions to finish as runner-up and level on point with Brazil.

Cameroon fans may have feared for the team when Andre Onana was sent home, but Devis Epassy put those fears to bed with a sensational display, making a total of eight saves to keep his team in the game as they suffered waves of Brazilian attack.

Brazil made wholesale changes to the starting line up, and although they had most of the ball, Cameroon defended well and Epassy put on an inspired performance between the sticks.

When it looked like it could end in a stalemate, Vincent Aboubakar had other ideas and gave Cameroon victory with the match winner inside the second minute of stoppage time.

The Forward celebrated wildly, stripped and was shown a second yellow card , leaving Cameroon to defend their lead with 10 men for the remaining five minutes of stoppage.


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