World Cup 2022: Cameroon 3-3 Serbia – Indomitable Lions fight back

Cameroon kept their hopes of reaching the World Cup in the last 16 alive after pulling back two goals to seal a six-goal thriller against Serbia in Group G.

Cameroon took the lead through Jean-Charles Castelletto, but Strahinja Pavlovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic responded to give Serbia a half-time lead.

Aleksandar Mitrovic added a third for Serbia and they looked set for a win that would have put them in a strong position to progress.

But the irrepressible Lions roared back thanks to Vincent Aboubakar’s superb strike and Eric Maxim Choup-Moting’s equalizer three minutes later.

Mitrovic pulled the ball home in the dying moments after being cleared by Dusan Tadic.

Both teams lost their opening games, leaving them two points behind Brazil and Switzerland, who meet later on Monday (16:00 GMT).

In what was arguably the most entertaining game of the tournament so far, Serbia got off to a bright start with Mitrovic twice coming close to leading the team. The Fulham striker hit the post and made a lightning save after the ball fell kindly to him in the box.

Cameroon took the lead before the break when Nicolas N’Koulou flicked in a corner and Castelletto headed home his first goal from close range.

However, Serbia did not panic and turned the game around in the first half.

Pavlovic scored Serbia’s first World Cup goal 335 minutes into the game before Milinkovic-Savic beat Cameroon goalkeeper Devis Epassy, ​​who was playing after Andre Onana was sent off for disciplinary reasons.

Still to follow.

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  1. Squad number16Player nameEpassy

  2. Squad number19Player nameCollins Fai

  3. Squad number21Player nameCastelletto

  4. Squad number3Player nameNkoulou

  5. Squad number25Player nameTolo

  6. Squad number8Player nameAnguissa

  7. Squad number18Player nameHongla

  8. Squad number15Player nameComplaint

  9. Squad number20Player nameMbeumo

  10. Squad number13Player nameChoupo-Moting

  11. Squad number12Player nameToko-Ekambi

  1. Squad number5Player nameOndoua

  2. Squad number7Player nameNkoudou

  3. Squad number10Player nameAboubakar

  4. Squad number11Player nameBassogog

  5. Squad number14Player nameOum Gouet


  1. Squad number23Player nameMilinković-Savičius

  2. Squad number4Player nameMilenkovic

  3. Squad number5Player nameVeljković

  4. Squad number2Player namePavlovich

  5. Squad number14Player nameŽivković

  6. Squad number6Player nameMaksimovich

  7. Squad number16Player nameLukic

  8. Squad number17Player nameCostic

  9. Squad number10Player nameTadić

  10. Squad number20Player nameMilinković-Savičius

  11. Squad number9Player nameMitrovich

  1. Squad number7Player nameRadonjic

  2. Squad number13Player nameMitrovich

  3. Squad number15Player nameBabic

  4. Squad number21Player nameDjuricic

  5. Squad number26Player nameJune



Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Epassy
  • 19Fay Collins
  • 21Castelletto
  • 3NkoulouOrdered 24 min
  • 25Tolo
  • 8AnguissaChangedOum Gouetaddress 81′minutes
  • 18HonglaChangedAboubakaraddress 55′minutes
  • 15ComplaintChangedOndouaaddress 67′minutes
  • 20MbeumoChangedNkoudouaddress 81′minutes
  • 13Choupo-Moting
  • 12Toko-EkambiChangedBassogogaddress 67′minutesBooked 30 min


  • 1Ngapandouetnbu
  • 2Ngom Mbekeli
  • 4Wow
  • 5Ondoua
  • 6Ngamaleu
  • 7Nkoudou
  • 9We are
  • 10Aboubakar
  • 11Bassogog
  • 14Oum Gouet
  • 17Mbaizo
  • 22Ntcham
  • 24Eboss
  • 26Marou


Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 23Milinković-Savičius
  • 4MilenkovicBooked 90 min
  • 5VeljkovićChangedBabicaddress 78′minutes
  • 2PavlovichChangedMitrovichaddress 56′minutes
  • 14ŽivkovićChangedRadonjicaddress 78′minutes
  • 6Maksimovich
  • 16Lukic
  • 17CosticChangedDjuricicaddress 90+1′minutes
  • 10Tadić
  • 20Milinković-SavičiusChangedJuneaddress 79′minutes
  • 9Mitrovich


  • 1Dmitrovich
  • 3Erakovic
  • 7Radonjic
  • 8Gudelj
  • 11Jovic
  • 12Rajkovic
  • 13Mitrovich
  • 15Babic
  • 18Vlahovich
  • 19Racic
  • 21Djuricic
  • 22Lazovich
  • 24Ilic
  • 25Mladenovic
  • 26June

Mohammed Abdulla Hassan


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