late goal by the captain Vincent Abubakar End cameroonWaiting 20 years to win the World Cup, the indomitable Lions defeated the changed team Brazil 1-0 at Lusail Stadium on Friday.
With qualification already in the bag after the win Serbia And SwitzerlandBrazil still won Group G, ahead of Switzerland on goal difference, and will face the Group H runner-up South Koreawho beat portugal 2-1, on to the next round.
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Cameroon, whose last World Cup win was in 2002 against Saudi Arab, was on the back foot for most of the match but came alive at the death. Abubakar past the header ederson He was then sent off for picking up a second yellow for taking off his jersey in celebration.
The match at Lusail Stadium, the tournament’s largest venue, was played in a relatively quiet atmosphere, with Brazil’s reserves eager to impress, but Tite’s team unable to boast of their usual brilliance.
Gabriel Martinelli Brazil’s most lively player and he almost put the five-time champions ahead in the 14th minute when he was fouled by the Brazilian. Fredball on top, but armory Forward’s header saved a good reaction Davis Epasi,
Cameroon almost did not attack until injury time in the first half, when Nicolas Maumee NgamaleuKa’s cross was met with a powerful downward header Brian Mbumo Which Ederson cut with one hand with full force.
Tite had seen enough and made a triple change shortly after the interval, bringing on the injured Marquinho alex talesand replace rodrigo and Fred Everton with Ribeiro and Bruno guimaraes,
Substitutes hit Brazil with a flurry of chances and Apaci was forced into action three times in as many minutes.
Martinelli struck first with a snap shot through the palms of the Cameroonian keeper in the 56th minute.
Following this, Eder Militão tried his luck from the coming corner, sprinting past the Cameroon keeper, who recovered to take the ball out to safety before Lively pounced. Antoine got into the act, forcing Apasi to make a diving save to keep his curling attempt out.
sent on tight pedro in the 64th minute and Rafinha In the 79th, Brazil looked to defend their perfect record in the group, but Cameroon held their ground until Aboubakar was in the right place at the right time.