Another upset occurred when African powerhouses Cameroon startled Brazil with a late goal from Vincent Aboubakar on the last day of group stage play. Despite recording a stunning victory, Cameroon were unable to advance to the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Although Brazil dominated the proceedings with 21 shots and 7 on targer, a second half stoppage time goal from Vincent Aboubakar saw Cameroon clinch a victory against the most decorated team in World Cup history.
With only 35% possession, Cameroon were justly outplayed by Brazil, but their defense seemed unbreakable against the often breathtaking attack of Brazil. Vincent Aboubakar received the second red card of the tournament after receiving his second yellow card whilst celebrating his goal, which is bound to make him a Cameroonian legend.
Vincent Aboubakar: The cult hero, the talk of the town A 90+2 minute headed winner was enough for Cameroon to ensure one of their biggest wins in their football history.
Devis Epassy: The Cameroonian hero on the other end of the field. His stops were absolutely vital for Cameroon to keep a clean sheet.
Gabriel Martinelli: The shining light in a disappointing encounter for Brazil was the Arsenal winger, who showed his class but couldn't manage to find the net.
Brazil still qualified in first place with 6 points, even after their loss to Cameroon thanks to Vincent Aboubakar's last-minute equalizer. On the other hand, Cameroon finished their World Cup 2022 campaign in third place with 4 points, behind Switzerland.