Hello and welcome to HIGHLIGHTS from the Cameroon vs Brazil Group G game at the Lusail Stadium.
Cameroon have done it! They’ve beaten the mighty Brazilians. But that will not be enough. Switzerland scrape past Serbia with a 3-2 win and they join Brazil in the Round of 16. Yet, there is plenty to smile for Rigobert Song and his side. They end third in Group G with four points. As for Brazil, Tite’s vain expression cuts a clear picture. Not a result the Samba Boys would have wanted before a big match. They still go through as toppers and will be facing South Korea. Switzerland will take on Portugal.
Another chance goes begging. What are Brazil doing? This time Alves puts it in and after a couple of header’s it is laid on a platter for Guimares to finish. He sends it over the goal.
Oh god! Marquinhos crosses from the left but Guimares’ header is mistimed and the ball goes straight to Empassy. Then Martinelli has a chance to head it but he too fails to connect.
Martinelli takes a shot but it goes wide! If the score remains the same, Cameroon will be the first African country to beat Brazil at a World Cup.
ABOUBACKER!!!! Oh Cameroon! They are in the lead! 1-0 to the Africans!
A corner for Brazil. Martinelli tries to again play a cross from the left side but Wooh gets the block. Nine minutes of added time. Raphinha’s set piece is cleared without any danger.
Pedro’s left footed shot goes over the goal. Everton and Pedro link again with a one-two move but the attack can only win them a corner.
IN - Ngom Mbekeli | OUT - Ngameleu
Guimares fouls a Cameroon winger in attack and gets a yellow card.
Chance! Guimares plays the ball to Raphinha on the right and goes into the box. Raphinha takes on Tolo with a stepover and beats him. He squares the ball and Guimares again meets it. Wooh, however, gets in the way and clears it for a Brazil corner.
Alves takes the free kick but the delivery is poor and Cameroon clear.
IN - Raphinha | OUT - Antony
Brazil set a counter from the second corner and Aboubacker has to track back to stop Martinelli. He gets a yellow card for that.
Colin Fai wins a corner for Cameroon. Aboubacker takes a shot off a rebound but the ball is sent out for another corner.
Guimares is tackled from behind and Cameroon win the ball. The Brazilian thinks that’s a foul but the referee allows play to continue. Ntcham takes a long range shot and Ederson has to fall down to save it.
Brazil look to enter the Cameroon penalty area from the right but Guimares is tackled by Tolo and the ball ricochets off the Brazilian to give Cameroon a goal kick.
Marquinhos of all people wins the ball in the final third and plays it to Martinelli. The Arsenal player then plays it to Guimares but the shot goes flying into the crowd.
Brazil build an attack from a free kick but the move yields nothing as the ball goes out for a goal kick off an Pedro pass.
Tolo again wins the ball off Antony to avert a threat from Brazil’s right wing.
IN - Kunde | OUT - Ntcham
Ebosse makes a crunching tackle on Everton to win the ball for Cameroon. The Africans then mount on an attack but the move fizzles out after a poor long ball.
Cameroon: IN - Toko Ekambi | OUT - Mbeumo
Brazil: IN - Pedro | OUT - Jesus
Another chance! Martinelli crosses from the left and Ebosse gets in between the ball and Jesus to keep Brazil at bay.
Antony’s shot saved! This time the shot is from the left and Epassy again is unbreachable. Corner for Brazil. Militao gets behind the ball and squares it across the goal but Cameroon survive with a clearance.
How have Brazil not scored? This is unbelievable. Cameroon have a chance to make Brazil pay but Anguissa’s cross is poor. The Samaba Boys then make a chance of their own. Martinelli takes a shot which is saved by Epassy. From the corner, the shot from Militao is saved by Epassy but is trickling into the net. Epassy has to dive back to prevent the ball from going in
Two more changes for Brazil. IN - Guimares, Everton | OUT - Fred, Rodrygo
Pinball in the Cameroon penalty area. Empassy saves a Jesus shot but the ball rebounds up in the air. It is finally cleared from the line.
IN - Marquinhos | OUT - Telles
Aboubacker! That was so close! A cross comes in from the left and Rodrygo of all people heads it clear. Cameroon still manage to keep it and Aboubacker gets it on the run. He shoots only to find the ball past Ederson but wide off goal.
Switzerland have gone ahead again. Frueler puts the Swiss 3-2 in the lead against Serbia. Madness!
Telles was injured during the set piece. He seems to have a problem with his right leg and there is an interuption to get him treated.
Mbeumo wins a corner for Cameroon. He runs along the right wing and crosses to Choupo-Moting but the ball is blocked by Bremer.
Cameroon get the ball rolling with hope that they find the winner in the half. All to play for.
That is it from the first half. Brazil have been the dominant side but Epassy has kept them at bay. He saved multiple attempts from Antony and Martinelli to keep Cameroon in contention. Mbeumo nearly gave the African side a lead but Ederson produced a save in the dying minutes of the half. Switzerland and Serbia are tied 2-2 at half time and the group is up for a thrilling set of 45 minutes!
Saved by Ederson! Mbeumo’s header from close range is saved by Ederson’s right hand. Brilliant!
Another chance for Brazil! The corner is taken along the ground and Antony reaches it to shoot. The right footed shot goes just wide.
Martinelli! Saved again by Epassy. He skips past multiple players, cutting in from the left and shoots. Epassy is able to parry the ball over the bar.
Four minutes of stoppage time added.
Switzerland have drawn level with Serbia. It’s 2-2 thanks to Embolo’s goal.
Rodrygo tries to play a through ball to Antony but Epassy steps out and collects the ball.
Almost! Aboubacker plays a dink over the top to Mbeumo but the ball goes slightly longer than he would have wanted. Ederson collects.
Serbia have gone ahead. Vlahovic makes it 2-1! Cameroon will be pleased with the news.
Antony’s shot saved! Martinelli again makes the move. He is brought down but Fred takes it forward and passes to Antony on the right. Antony cuts in and shoots but Epassy gets down and catches the ball.
Eder Militao comes forward with the ball from defence and plays it to Antony on the right. Antony puts on his dancing boots to attempt a run past Tolo. The defender stands tall and halts the move. Good defending.
Dani Alves takes the free kick this time. He manages to clear the wall but the ball does not dip in time. Goal kick for Cameroon.
Rodrygo again at the receiving end of a foul. This time by Fai. He goes into the book - the third Cameroon player. The Real Madrid player again threatened to make a run into the box and was brought down. Another chance for Brazil.
Mitrovic has levelled the score between Switzerland and Serbia. The score is 1-1 now.
A crucial free kick and Brazil has a long discussion as to who will take it. It is Rodrygo who takes it ultimately, only to hit the wall.
Kunde takes on for the team. Rodrygo was on a run in the Cameroon half and posing a danger. Kunde comes from behind and trips him.
Cameroon enter the Brazil penalty area again. This time Aboubacker tries to play into Ngamelu’s path but the ball is intercepted. A netly worked move through the centre and left wing.
Fabinho fouls Kunde near the centre line.
Brilliant from Martinelli. He takes on Fai on the right flank and goes past him. He puts a low cross in but Jesus fails to connect cleanly with it. Antony then wins a corner.
Switzerland have scored against Serbia. The result will take the European team through to the knockouts.
Fred’s shot goes over! Telles crosses from the left. Jesus is not able to collect it cleanly but Fred is there for the rebounded ball. He lashes with his right foot and the ball goes over. A deflection by a defender yields a corner but Brazil unable to present any threat.
First real charge by Cameroon. Choup-Moting is at the heart. He gets the ball on the left and plays it to Tolo on the overlap. The left back crosses but Ederson dives to punch it out.
Brazil dominating possession in the last two minutes. Still not able to make that decisive pass.
Antony wins a corner on the right wing but the set piece delivery lands straight at a Cameroon player who is able to clear it.
Martinelli is up and running on the right wing. He goes one on one with Fai but the cross that follows is weak.
Saved! Martinelli denied! Fred crosses from the right and the Arsenal player has slipped past his marker - Fai. He is one on one but the header is straight at the centre and Epassy sends it over the post.
Antony again with a long dribble. He tries to feed Jesus in behind but overhits the pass.
Alves crosses from the right wing but the ball is cleared.
Martinelli is on the receiving end of a long ball from defence but is caught offside on the left wing.
Brazil have a chance to break on counter but Jesus is stopped with a brilliant tackle in the centre circle by Wooh. Brazil keep the ball but no danger for Cameroon.
Militao goes into the warning book now for a foul on Ngamelu. He gave away the ball and tried to win it back. Illegally though. Elfath has been strict with his bookings so far, sending a statement to the players.
Tolo is sent to the book for fouling Antony on the right wing. Antony has been lively in the first few minutes of the game.
Brazil keep the ball in their half for a few seconds. Cameroon have deployed a high press against the South Americans.
Mbeumo again has a shot at collecting a loose ball but Telles gets to it first.
Mbeumo has a chance to build an attack but the referee stops the play for handball.
An early attack for Brazil. Antony charges down the right and crosses. Fred tries to shoot but the ball is a little far from him.
Brazil get the ball kicking from the centre circle. They’re in the away blue kit for the match.
00:27 - The handshakes are done and we move for the coin toss. USA’s Ismail Elfath will take charge of the game. Alejandro Hernandez will assist him with VAR.
00:25 - The players walk out and the anthems are underway. Cameroon first, followed by Brazil. Neymar in attendance for the game today.
00:20 - Cameroon’s World Cup results in Qatar:
Lost 1-0 vs Switzerland
Drew 3-3 vs Serbia
00:20 - Brazil’s World Cup results in Qatar:
Won 2-0 vs Serbia
Won 1-0 vs Switzerland
00:10 - History favours Brazil
Brazil have won all seven of their games against African teams at World Cups.
00:04 - Brazil’s opponent in the Round of 16
If the Samba Boys are able to seal a win tonight, they’ll face South Korea in the last 16. If they lose, it’ll be a test against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.
23:50 - Cameroon vs Brazil Head to Head Record
Played: 6 | Cameroon: 1 | Brazil: 5 | Draw: 0
23:35 - Group G qualification scenarios
With Brazil already through to the last 16, the second spot from the group is open to all three teams - Switzerland, Cameroon and Serbia. Here is how the scenarios are.
23:30 - Here is how Group G stands before the game:
23:25 - Dani Alves - The ageless warrior
Alves starts for Brazil tonight, and at 39 years and 210 days old, becomes the oldest outfield player to captain and play for the South Americans at the World Cup. He overtakes teammate Thiago Silva.
23:20 - The lineups for the game!
Cameroon: Devis Epassy, Christopher Wooh, Collins Fai, Enzo Ebosse, Nouhou Tolo, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Pierre Kunde, Bryan Mbeumo, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, Vincent Aboubakar (C), Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu
Brazil: Ederson, Dani Alves (C), Eder Militao, Bremer, Alex Telles, Fabinho, Fred, Rodrygo, Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus, Antony
Brazil coach Tite is expected to rotate his World Cup squad for their final Group G match against Cameroon on Friday, with a view to keeping some players fresh for a likely last-16 match on Monday if they finish top of their group.
With their ticket already booked for the knockout stages after two wins, Brazil can rest players and wait for the return of others including Neymar, Alex Sandro and Danilo from injury.
Cameroon still have a chance of qualifying.
Brazil will top their group if they draw or win. If they lose and Switzerland win against Serbia, top spot will be decided by goal difference.
The Swiss are second on three points, two ahead of Serbia and Cameroon who have one point apiece. Both need to win to have any chance of progressing in second place, which would be decided by goal difference.
When and Where to Watch
Where will the Cameroon vs Brazil World Cup match kick-off?
The Cameroon vs Brazil match will kick-off at the Lusail Stadium.
When will the Cameroon vs Brazil World Cup match kick-off?
The Cameroon vs Brazil match will kick-off at 12:30 AM IST on December 3, 2022.
Where can you watch the Cameroon vs Brazil match in India?
The Cameroon vs Brazil World Cup match will be telecasted live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. On Android and well as iOS, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be live streamed on JioCinema.
Where can you watch the Cameroon vs Brazil match outside India?
The following list shows where you can watch the Cameroon vs Brazil match outside India:
United States – TV: FOX, Telemundo; Live Stream: fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada – TV: CTV, TSN; Live Stream: fuboTV, TSN app
United Kingdom – TV: BBC One; Live Stream: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Website
Australia – TV: SBS; Live Stream: SBS On Demand
New Zealand – TV: Sky Sports; Live Stream: Sky Sport
Malaysia – TV: RTM, Astro; Live Stream: Astro Go
Singapore – TV: Mediacorp Channel 5; Live Stream: StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV
Hong Kong – TV: BeIN Sports, ITV; Live Stream: Now TV, ViuTV
Nigeria – SuperSport and Showmax Pro.