FIFA World Cup: Brazil top Group G despite losing 0-1 against Cameroon; Aboubakar goal goes in vain


Qatar: Brazil were beaten by Cameroon but still topped Group G at World Cup 2022, while Cameroon bowed out despite Vincent Aboubakar’s late winner.

Cameroon needed a victory to keep alive their hopes of progress but, just as it looked as if they had run out of time, Aboubakar produced a stunning header two minutes into added time to break the deadlock. The African side needed Serbia to take points off Switzerland, but the Swiss held on for a 3-2 win to claim second place in the pool behind Brazil.

Vincent Aboubakar scored the winner in the 92nd minute, and a minute later was sent off after getting a second yellow card for removing shirt during the celebration. But the result did not change the fate of the two sides.

Brazil, who were already qualified for the last 16 before the game, finished as the Group G topper with six points, ahead of Switzerland, who defeated Serbia 3-2 in the other group game, on goal difference. Cameroon ended their campaign with four points and third placed finish in the group. Serbia went out at the bottom with just one point.

Brazil will face Group H runners-up South Korea, who beat Portugal 2-1, in the next round.


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