Cameroon vs Brazil: Cameroon became the first African nation to beat Brazil in the World Cup after Vincent Aboubakar’s header in the extra minute, but it was not enough to qualify them for the Round of 16.
Brazil came into the game with a lot of changes in their stating lineup. Brazil coach Tite made Nine changes in the team. While Cameroon who needed all the three points started their best players in order to get a win.
Manchester United’s Fred, Bruno Guimaraes, and Antony came close to scoring for Brazil, but the standout play for Brazil was Arsenal winger Martinelli.
While Cameroon had the most promising opportunity in the opening 45 minutes, it was essentially as good as it got for Brazil before halftime.
Bryan Mbeumo attacked the far post with a fierce downward header on a cross from Moumi Ngamaleu, who had created space on the left side. Ederson dived to his right to block the shot.
Aboubakar flashed a shot across the goal, which did not really trouble the goalkeeper. Cameroonian goalkeeper Epassy saved a Martinelli effort over the bar. The goalkeeper also saved Eder Militao’s effort.
Brazil continued to press the African side as they looked to make it three wins out of three, but the Cameroonian continued to deny them.
Aboubakar’s powerful header in the 92nd minute gave the indomitable lions of Cameroon hope of qualifying. The striker was given a second yellow card for over celebrating by removing his shirt.
When Brazil’s chances suddenly hung in the balance, they put everything on the line in the final minutes. Martinelli and Bruno Guimaraes failed to take advantage of crucial opportunities.
Cameroon finished third in Group G with four points from three matches, two points below Switzerland, who finished in second place with six points from three matches.
Brazil, who had already qualified before today’s kickoff, finished on top of the group with six points. Serbia finished in fourth place with a single point and no win in the tournament.
Rigobert Song’s team undoubtedly contributed to the excellence and excitement that have characterized the group stages here in Qatar, even though Rigobert Song’s Cameroon ended their journey in the group stage in Qatar.
Even the President of the Cameroon Football Federation, Samuel Eto’o, will be proud of how the team performed. The team is strong, and in the future they are likely to do better.
What Next For Cameroon and Brazil
The Cameroonian side will play against Congo for the African Nations Championship on January 16, 2022, at 8:00 p.m.
On the other hand, the Brazilian team, who is already through to the next round of the World Cup, will face South Korea on December 5, 2022. According to the statistics seen so far in the World Cup, no team should be written off.