World Cup 2022 – Cameroon 1-0 Brazil: Cameroon out despite win over Brazil

Cameroon defeated a Brazil side, which has many travelers standing, but still saw their World Cup campaign come to an end after a thrilling encounter at the Lusail Stadium.

Vincent Aboubakar headed home the winner in stoppage time but his joy immediately turned to disappointment as he was shown a second yellow card for taking off his shirt.

Cameroon acquitted themselves well as Bryan Mbuemo pulled off a brilliant save from Manchester City’s Ederson, replacing Liverpool defender Alisson, but Switzerland’s win over Serbia ended the African side’s chances of reaching the last 16.

With his side 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 repeatedly thwarted by Cameroon defender Devis Epassy. .

The qualifiers finished top of Group G despite defeat and now face South Korea in the knockout stages after their dramatic late win over Portugal saw them edge Uruguay, who beat Ghana. developed in throwing.

Brazil on travel control

Brazil have been in a lull after winning their group games against Serbia and Switzerland, giving coach Tite the opportunity to fire up his powerful squad while showing the range of resources at his disposal.

They may have lost this game, but with confidence assured, Tite may not be too disappointed by the defeat as it didn’t hurt their group standings, and he now has fresh legs for when the knockout stages begin. does

Arsenal’s 21-year-old Martinelli was Brazil’s standout player, with Cameroon defender Epassy making fine saves from an early header, and a second-half shot headed for the top corner.

Martinelli’s relentless pursuit of quality has proved a thorn in Cameroon’s side and makes a compelling case for his inclusion if Tite wants to make changes as the World Cup progresses.

Brazil have shown enough in their two wins to justify pre-season optimism about their chances – now they will hope Neymar, who praised the fans on the pitch with his team-mates after the final whistle, can recover from a foot injury be saved from being. Serbia is making its expected contribution on time.

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Cameroon leaves in style

Cameroon may be out of the World Cup but Rigobert Song’s side have certainly added to the quality and excitement that the group stages have shown here in Qatar.

Brazil had most of the chances at the Lusail Stadium but Cameroon were always in the game and created a threat, which was realized when the extrovert Aboubakar headed Ederson in nine minutes of stoppage time.

He paid the price for tearing his shirt in celebration as referee Ismail Elfath almost apologetically issued a second yellow card, followed by a red.

Goalkeeper Epassy also distinguished himself, especially at the expense of Martinelli, who won the man of the match award.

Cameroon eventually fell short in their opening game defeat to Switzerland, but showed character and quality to fight back from 3-1 down to earn a 3-3 draw against Serbia, and then in front of 85,986 fans in here in Lusail, defeated the mighty Brazil.

The “Endless Lions” may be going home but they certainly had their time in Qatar.

Player of the match

AboubakarVincent Aboubakar

Cameroon

  1. Group number10Player nameAboubakar

  2. Group number20Player nameMbeumo

  3. Group number22Player nameNtcham

  4. Group number2Player nameNgom Mbekeli

  5. Group number13Player nameChoupo-Moting

  6. Group number12Player nameToko-Ekambi

  7. Group number8Player nameAnguissa

  8. Group number6Player nameNgamaleu

  9. Group number15Player nameKunde

  10. Group number25Player nameTolo

  11. Group number4Player nameWhoah

  12. Group number19Player nameCollins Fai

  13. Group number24Player nameEmboss

  14. Group number16Player nameEpassy

Line-ups

Cameroon

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16Epassy
  • 19Fai CollinsBooked in 32 minutes
  • 4Whoah
  • 24Emboss
  • 25ToloBooked in 6 minutes
  • 15KundeBooked in 28 minutesSubstitutedNtchamwind 68′minutes
  • 8Anguissa
  • 20MbeumoSubstitutedToko-Ekambiwind 64′minutes
  • 13Choupo-Moting
  • 6NgamaleuSubstitutedNgom Mbekeliwind 86′minutes
  • 10AboubakarBooked in 90 minutes

Substitute

  • 1Ngapandouetnbu
  • 2Ngom Mbekeli
  • 5Ondoua
  • 7Nkoudou
  • 9Nsame
  • 11Bassogog
  • 12Toko-Ekambi
  • 14Oum Gouet
  • 17Mbaizo
  • 22Ntcham
  • 26Marou

Brazil

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Ederson
  • 13Alves da Silva
  • 14MilitaryBooked in 7 minutes
  • 24Bremer
  • 16Alex TellesSubstitutedMarquinhoswind 54′minutes
  • 8FredSubstitutedBruno Guimarãeswind 55′minutesIt was booked in 85 minutes
  • 15Fabinho
  • 19AntonySubstitutedRaphinhawind 79′minutes
  • 21RodrygoSubstitutedEverton Ribeirowind 55′minutes
  • 26Martinelli
  • 18Gabriel JesusSubstitutedPedrowind 64′minutes

Substitute

  • 1Alison
  • 3Thiago Silva
  • 4Marquinhos
  • 5Casemiro
  • 7Lucas Paquetá
  • 9Richarlison
  • 11Raphinha
  • 12Weverton
  • 17Bruno Guimarães
  • 20Vinicius Junior
  • 22Everton Ribeiro
  • 25Pedro

Advisor:
Ismail Elfath

Preparation:
85,986

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