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Watch: Before giving Vincent Aboubakar a red card, the referee shakes his hand

At the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Vincent Aboubakar scored in the final minute to give Cameroon a memorable 1-0 victory over their favorite Brazil. However, he has kicked off the field after a wild celebration. In the 92nd minute of the Group G match, Aboubakar took off his shirt before heading in a cross. The Cameroonian was sent off after receiving a red card and a yellow card from the referee.

Aboubakar’s second of the night. The referee smiled and even shook Abubakar’s hand before handing out the cards. The Cameroon captain happily accepted the decision before leaving. Naturally, such scenes cause discontent, but this was one of the few occasions when both parties exchanged pleasantries. However, Cameroon’s victory was not enough to advance to the next round.

Switzerland defeated Serbia 3-2 to advance as group runners-up. Rigobert Song, the Cameroon coach, says that despite the disappointment, he is focusing on their campaign’s positive aspects. After the match, Song stated. “We are disappointed despite the fact that we won because we realize we could have done better.” It is regrettable to come to this, but all we need to do is focus on the positives and we will continue to work.”

Despite the loss, Brazil finished their group ahead of Switzerland because they had a higher goal difference and will now face South Korea in the round of 16. Dani Alves started for Brazil, making him the oldest player to play in an international match at the age of 39. Brazil had already qualified for the tournament and had made nine changes to their lineup. Tite, Brazil’s coach, stated following the match.

“Tonight we all lost, it is a collective defeat.”At this World Cup. No team has won all three group games. The three teams that won the first two games lost the third one. It simply demonstrates how challenging these matches are.” As a result, Aboubakar received the second yellow card of the match as he left the field after smiling and shaking hands with the official. Since Zinedine Zidane’s goal against Italy in the 2006 World Cup final. He was the first player to score and be disqualified.

Cameroon became the first African nation to defeat the five-time World Champion in the FIFA World Cup thanks to the goal. On the other hand, Brazil lost its first World Cup group stage match since losing 2-1 to Norway in 1998. Despite scoring, Cameroon was unable to advance, as Switzerland defeated Serbia in the other Group G match to advance alongside Brazil and Switzerland into the round of 16.

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