Vincent Aboubakar stunning stoppage time winner makes Cameroon become the first African side to defeat Brazil at the FIFA World Cup but this was not enough to propel the side to the knockout stages.
It was a much changed Brazil starting lineup after the Selecao had already secured qualification to the round of 16 but this didn’t make it any was for the Indomitable Lions as Brazil still dominated much of the game.
A first start for Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli saw the young chap try to break the deadlock in the 17th minute but his header was well saved by outcasted Onana’s replacement Devis Espassy.
Few minutes later, Brazil conceded their first shot on target of the tournament, this time with Ederson in goal. Brentford’s Mbuemo tried to head the ball on the ground and make it awkward for the Brazil goalkeeper but Ederson was up to it.
However, in the 93rd minute Cameroon was not going to be denied another header when Jerome Mbekeli’s whipped cross was met by the head of captain Vincent Abouakar to score a goal that gave Cameroon the first win by an African side over Brazil in a FIFA World Cup tournament.
Aboubakar celebrated the goal by removing his short despite not qualifying to the round of 16 because the Swiss were beating Serbia 3-2. The veteran striker was shown a second yellow card and had to leave the game with a standing ovation.
Morocco and Senegal remain the only two African teams to qualify for the knockouts.
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