The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon set a new record to become the first African side to beat Brazil in a World Cup match with a 1-0 victory but failed to progress to the round of 16.
Vincent Aboubakar’s injury time header did the damage against the Samba Boys who had already qualified before the clash against Cameroon and Coach Tite paid dearly for making 10 changes to a side that had done well in their last two games.
The goal scorer who celebrated by removing his shirt was sent off, for removing his shirt, but his side would also join him to exit as they hold their heads high as the first African nation to achieve such feat in a World Cup.
Cameroon who had lost to Brazil on two occasions in the World Cup at the 1994(3-0) and 2014(4-1) editions needed to get a pound of their flesh, that probably would be counted as their main achievement in this World Cup.
Despite the loss, Brazil still finished top of the group and would meet South Korea who inflicted a painful defeat on Portugal to reach the knockout stage and made Uruguay’s victory over Ghana insignificant.