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Cameroon knocked out despite beating Brazil



Cameroon finished on a high with a famous 1-0 victory against Brazil in their final Group G encounter but it was not enough as the Indomitable Lions bowed of the competition.

Vincent Aboubakar scored a stoppage time header to give the Africans a famous victory over the South Americans but eventually saw red for taking off his shirt during celebration.

Brazil already through to the last-16 saw a wholesome of changes made to the side. Cameroon were still within a shout of qualifying for the round of 16 depending on the outcome of the Switzerland match against Serbia.

Cameroon had acquitted themselves well throughout as Bryan Mbuemo brought an outstanding save from Manchester City’s Ederson, deputising for Liverpool keeper Alisson, but Switzerland’s victory over Serbia ended the African team’s chances of reaching the last 16.

With his side having already qualified after their first two games, Brazil coach Tite made 10 changes and Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli took the chance to impress with a fine performance in which he was thwarted on several occasions by Cameroon keeper Devis Epassy.

The pre-tournament favourites finished top of Group G despite the loss and now meet South Korea in the knockout phase after their dramatic late win against Portugal saw them edge out Uruguay, who beat Ghana, on goals scored.

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