Cameroon defeated a Brazil facet that rested a bunch of regulars however nonetheless noticed their World Cup marketing campaign come to an finish after an entertaining encounter on the Lusail Stadium.
Vincent Aboubakar nodded the winner in stoppage time however his pleasure instantly turned to disappointment when he obtained a second yellow card for taking off his shirt.
Cameroon had acquitted themselves nicely all through when Bryan Mbuemo produced an outstanding save from Manchester Metropolis’s Ederson, changing Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, however Switzerland’s win over Serbia ended the African facet’s possibilities of reaching the final 16.
Along with his facet having already certified after their first two matches, Brazil coach Tite made 10 adjustments and Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli took the prospect to impress with a nice efficiency through which he was thwarted on a number of events by Cameroon goalkeeper Devis Epassy.
The pre-tournament favorites completed high of Group G regardless of the loss and now face South Korea within the knockout levels after their dramatic late win in opposition to Portugal noticed them edge out Uruguay, who beat Ghana, on targets scored.
Brazil on cruise management
Brazil have been within the consolation zone after successful their group video games in opposition to Serbia and Switzerland, giving coach Tite the chance to reshuffle his highly effective squad whereas demonstrating the vary of assets at his disposal.
They might have misplaced this recreation, however with qualification secured, Tite might not be too disenchanted by the defeat because it did no harm to their group standings, and he now has wholesome legs for when the knockout levels start.
Arsenal’s 21-year-old Martinelli was Brazil’s standout efficiency, with Cameroon goalkeeper Epassy producing nice saves from an early header and a shot destined for the highest nook within the second half.
Martinelli’s tireless operating mixed with high quality proved a thorn in Cameroon’s facet and made an eloquent case for his inclusion ought to Tite want to make adjustments because the World Cup progresses.
Brazil have proven sufficient of their two wins to justify pre-tournament optimism about their probabilities – now they hope Neymar, who hailed the followers along with his team-mates on the pitch after the ultimate whistle, can get well from the ankle damage he suffered in opposition to Serbia in time to make their anticipated contribution.
Cameroon bows out in fashion
Cameroon could also be out of the World Cup however Rigobert Track’s facet definitely contributed to the standard and pleasure that has characterised the group stage right here in Qatar.
Brazil had a lot of the probabilities on the Lusail Stadium however Cameroon have been all the time within the recreation and posed a risk, which got here to fruition when the extroverted Aboubakar headed previous Ederson 9 minutes into stoppage time.
He paid the worth for ripping off his shirt in celebration when referee Ismail Elfath nearly apologetically issued a second yellow card, adopted by the crimson.
Goalkeeper Epassy additionally excelled, notably on the expense of Martinelli, to win the person of the match award.
Cameroon have been finally leveled by their opening defeat to Switzerland however confirmed character and high quality to battle again from 3-1 down to attract 3-3 in opposition to Serbia, then beat mighty Brazil in entrance of 85,986 followers right here in Lusail.
“The Indomitable Lions” could also be going dwelling however they definitely had their moments in Qatar.
Participant of the match
Group quantity10Participant titleAboubakar
Group quantity20Participant titleMbeumo
Group quantity22Participant titleNtcham
Group quantity2Participant titleNgom Mbekeli
Group quantity13Participant titleChoupo-Moting
Group quantity12Participant titleToko-Ekambi
Group quantity8Participant titleAnguissa
Group quantity6Participant titleNgamaleu
Group quantity15Participant titleMight
Group quantity25Participant titleTolo
Group quantity4Participant titleWhoah
Group quantity19Participant titleCollins Fai
Group quantity24Participant titleBoss
Group quantity16Participant titleEpassy
- 19Fai CollinsBooked in 32 min
- 25ToloBooked in 6 min
- 15MightBooked in 28 minSubstituted forNtchamon 68′minutes
- 20MbeumoSubstituted forToko-Ekambion 64′minutes
- 6NgamaleuSubstituted forNgom Mbekelion 86′minutes
- 10AboubakarBooked in 90 minutes
- 2Ngom Mbekeli
- 14Oum Gouet
- 13Alves da Silva
- 14MilitãoBooked in 7 min
- 16Alex TellesSubstituted forMarquinhoson 54′minutes
- 8PeaceSubstituted forBruno Guimarãeson 55′minutesBooked in 85 min
- 19AnthonySubstituted forRaphinhaon 79′minutes
- 21RodrygoSubstituted forEverton Ribeiroon 55′minutes
- 18Gabriel JesusSubstituted forPedroon 64′minutes
- 3Thiago Silva
- 7Lucas Paquetá
- 17Bruno Guimarães
- 20Vinicius Junior
- 22Everton Ribeiro
- Ismail Elfath
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Match ends, Cameroon 1, Brazil 0.
Second half ends, Cameroon 1, Brazil 0.
Try missed. Bruno Guimarães (Brazil) proper footed shot from very shut vary is simply too excessive. Assisted by Marquinhos.
Try missed. Gabriel Martinelli (Brazil) header from very shut vary is shut, however misses to the precise. Assisted by Marquinhos with a headed move.
Try saved. Bruno Guimarães (Brazil) header from the middle of the field is saved within the high left nook. Assisted by Marquinhos with a cross.
Try missed. Pedro (Brazil) header from the middle of the field is shut, however misses to the precise. Assisted by Gabriel Martinelli with a cross.
Second yellow card to Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) for extreme celebration.
Aim! Cameroon 1, Brazil 0. Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) header from the middle of the field to the underside proper nook. Assisted by Jerome Ngom Mbekeli with a submit.
Nook, Brazil. Developed by Christopher Wooh.
Try missed. Pedro (Brazil) left footed shot from the middle of the field is excessive and large to the left. Assisted by Raphinha.
Alternate, Cameroon. Jerome Ngom Mbekeli replaces Moumi Ngamaleu.
Bruno Guimarães (Brazil) is proven the yellow card for a foul.
Foul by Bruno Guimarães (Brazil).
Moumi Ngamaleu (Cameroon) wins a free kick in their very own half.
Nook, Brazil. Developed by Christopher Wooh.
Try blocked. Bruno Guimarães (Brazil) proper footed shot from the precise facet of the field is blocked. Assisted by Raphinha with a cross.
Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) is proven the yellow card for a severe foul.
Gabriel Martinelli (Brazil) wins a free kick on the precise wing.
Foul by Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon).
Try missed. Christopher Wooh (Cameroon) proper footed shot from the middle of the field is excessive and large to the precise. Assisted by Karl Toko-Ekambi with a cross after a nook.
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