CAMEROON 1 – 4 BRAZIL
As the tournament has progressed, Cameroon have looked worse and worse, ending up with a -8 GD (Goal Difference), winning zero of their three games and of course not qualifying to the last 16.
Their squad has some good players including Samuel Eto’o and Alex Song but they never proved it at any point in this tournament. They were “underdogs” at best and never surprised anybody with a comeback to win or even a lucky penalty perhaps. There really have been better African teams in this World Cup and I miss Roger Milla, who made Cameroon’s previous World Cup campaigns quite exciting to watch. They’ve really lost something special since those times.
It would only take 17 minutes for Brazil to open the scoring as Neymar got his first goal of two he would score against Cameroon. However it would be Cameroon who got the second goal of the game as Joel Matip equalized less than ten minutes later. Neymar would not give up or accept gaining only one point from a 1-1 draw obviously as he managed to help his country lead 2-1 before the half time break.
The hosts would continue to dominate possession in the second half as Fred scored a header early on and closer to the full time whistle, Fernandinho would score the fourth goal for the Brazilians.
The hosts will now go on to face Chile in the last 16 and will seek to progress to the Quarter Finals.
KEY PLAYERS: Joel Matip made it 1-1 and most other teams may have had to accept a draw after an equalizer but unfortunately the Brazilians never gave up and kept scoring.
Neymar has continued to show the world what he can do in spectacular style, getting two goals (the total of all England’s goals in this world cup) himself, in just 17 minutes.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.