In the final group game of the FIFA World Cup 2022, five-time champions Brazil failed to meet the expectations of Cameroon. After defeating Brazil 1-0 with a late winner at Lusail stadium, Cameroon became the first African team to win a World Cup by beating them. Vincent Aboubakar scored the winning goal in the 92nd minute, and a minute later, he was sent off after receiving a second yellow card for removing his shirt during the celebrations.
Ultimately, neither side could change their fate because of the result. In the other group game, Switzerland defeated Serbia 3-2 to finish as the group toppers with six points, ahead of Brazil, who were already in the last 16 before the game. After finishing third in their group with four points, Cameroon ended their campaign with four points. One issue was enough to send Serbia out of the tournament at the bottom.
South Korea, who defeated Portugal 2-1 in Group H, will face Brazil in the next round. It took Cameroon until the match’s dying moments to capture their first World Cup victory since 2002 against Saudi Arabia. The header from Aboubakar beat Ederson. At the tournament’s largest venue, the Lusail Stadium, the game was played in a relatively subdued atmosphere, with Brazil’s reserves eager to impress but Tite’s side unable to assert their usual flair.