Brazil misplaced a World Cup group stage match for the primary time this century. After Norway beat them on June 23, 1998, that has not occurred. Vincent Aboubakar’s sensible header within the 90+3 minute for Cameroon was additionally the primary time Brazil misplaced to an African workforce. On a reserving, Aboubakar’s shirt-off celebration meant a pink card however Cameron held on.
Near the media tribune a person in a Neymar Jr shirt held up a Samiel Eto’o shirt and waved. It was that type of an evening. True, the abuses got here each time Brazil missed an opportunity however folks, certain that the match would finish 0-0, have been additionally seen leaving earlier than time.
The consequence, coming in opposition to the run of play when Karl Toko Ekambi discovered Aboubakar with a supply that was met with a header so good that Ederson in Brazil aim couldn’t transfer, didn’t, nonetheless, assist Cameroon progress as a result of Switzerland beat Serbia 3-2 to complete second in Group G.
Brazil will play South Korea and Portugal tackle Switzerland within the spherical of 16.
Without 9 who began in opposition to Switzerland and Neymar Jr within the stands sporting a cap again to entrance, Brazil had 14 pictures in aim, 4 of them on the right track. Even if it wasn’t meant that method, this was some assertion to the remainder of the World Cup in regards to the energy in depth of this squad in quest of a sixth World Cup title. By the fifty fifth minute, Fred, one of many two starters in opposition to Switzerland, had completed for the night time leaving Eder Militao as the one participant who had begun the second recreation.
Among these getting a primary World Cup begin have been Antony and Ederson, first workforce gamers on the pink and blue sides of Manchester. After spending 45 minutes admiring the Lusail structure, Ederson did properly to maintain out a Bryan Mbuemo header which the Cameroon right-side ahead had bounced into the bottom. Cameroon’s first look on aim got here after a neat transfer involving Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and left-side ahead Moumi Ngamelu.
By then, Brazil had raided Devis Epassy’s aim so typically that he will need to have been relieved to get a half-time break. That got here quickly after he had tipped over Gabriel Martinell’s shot, the Brazil midfielder having gone on a sideways runs in the direction of the dee earlier than firing. It seemed to be climbing excessive anyway however with Brazil within the constructing, you don’t take possibilities. Especially after, having almost paid for lingering on the ball – doing issues that Cameroon coach Rigobert Song doesn’t need – as a result of Martinelli had obtained in.
Martinelli couldn’t attempt a shot after a drive down the center within the thirty eighth minute however that was as a result of Collins Fai had clipped him. Before that he had a header off a Fred supply which Epassy cleared for one more corner-kick.
Epassy continued for use for goal apply within the second half with Martinelli, Antony after which Bruno Guimaraes. All three led to corner-kicks after which nothing. Barring the goalie clattering into the upright and needing therapy earlier than he might resume that’s. Epassy was crushed as soon as however Rodrygo’s try was cleared by a defender. Another time, the ball bounced in his space and with a clutch of Brazilians round, Epassy might solely accumulate on his third try.
Cameroon had begun the second half with extra goal presumably buoyed by the Mbeumo header. Aboubakar, who had saved the marketing campaign alive until the third recreation together with his efficiency in opposition to Serbia, turned swiftly for a person of his measurement however couldn’t hold his shot on the right track. One minute into the second half, Mbuemo’s ball supply was cleared for a corner-kick, Cameroon’s first. By then, Brazil had had six. Cameroon additionally obtained a corner-kick across the eightieth minute mark after one other Aboubakar try. A little bit earlier than Jules Olivier Ntcham’s shot was saved by Ederson. And then Aboubakar scored one for Africa.