The Indomitable Lions also halted the Selecao’s 17-match unbeaten run in the group stages.

This FIFA World Cup 2022 has delivered many unexpected results. Many dark horses have proven to be as good as the elite European and South American teams. Cameroon handed Brazil their first World Cup group-stage defeat since 1998. Vincent Aboubakar’s injury-time goal was the difference on the night.

The Qatar World Cup may have been marred by controversy. However, the matches have been fascinating, with Japan overcoming Spain and Germany. Elsewhere, Morocco beat Belgium, and South Korea upset Portugal, followed by Cameroon’s historic win against Brazil.

Cameroon first African nation to defeat Brazil in FIFA World Cup history

Despite being eliminated, Cameroon made history by becoming the first African country to beat Brazil at the World Cup. Their win also halted the five-time World Champions’ 17-match winning run in the group stages. A run that started after their defeat to Norway on June 23, 1998.

Cameroon’s win, courtesy Aboubakar’s perfect header, also ended Brazil’s seven-match winning run against African teams at the World Cup. The Indomitable Lions are the first-ever African team to beat the five-time title winners.

The crowd erupted as Vincent Aboubakar scored in stoppage time. However, the player’s elation was short-lived as he was sent off for taking off his shirt having already been booked earlier. Cameroon showed hints of their threat earlier in the match. They were also the first nation to register a shot against South American heavyweights in the 2022 World Cup.

Vincent Aboubakar made a splash as the third African player to score a goal against Brazil in the World Cup, following Didier Drogba in 2010 and Joel Matip in 2014.

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Brazil, who had already qualified, came close to scoring but were denied by Mboka’s stellar goalkeeping. Cameroon, on the other hand, finished third in the group with four points, while Switzerland, along with Brazil, qualified.

Brazil, considered the favourites, finished first in their group. They will now face Group H runners-up South Korea in the knockout stages. South Korea entered the last 16 with a dramatic late win over Portugal, edging out Uruguay — who defeated Ghana — on goals scored.

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