Cameroon vs Brazil LIVE: World Cup 2022 result, final score and reaction after Selecao slump to shock loss

Cameroon defeated a second-string Brazil team 1-0 in their final Group G match at the Lusail Stadium on Friday but it was not enough as the African side were knocked out of the competition.

Cameroon finished third on four points, two points below second-placed Switzerland, who defeated Serbia 3-2. Brazil, who had already qualified, finished on top on goal difference with six points and will face South Korea in the last 16.

Fred, Antony and Bruno Guimaraes all came close to scoring, while Gabriel Martinelli was the stand-out player for the five-time champions, who looked set for a goalless draw.

But Cameroon finally broke the deadlock when Vincent Aboubakar powered in a header in the third minute of stoppage time before being sent off for collecting a second yellow card for taking off his shirt in the celebration.

Follow all the reaction with our live blog below:

Cameroon vs Brazil

  • Cameroon defeat Brazil 1-0 in famous victory at World Cup 2022

  • Brazil are already through to last-16 but Cameroon miss out on spot in last-16

  • 90+4’ - RED CARD! Aboubakar is sent off for shirtless celebration (CMR 1-0 BRA)

  • 90+2’ - GOAL! Aboubakar whips home a header (CMR 1-0 BRA)

  • 72’ - CHANCE! Guimaraes belts one high and wide (CMR 0-0 BRA)

  • 56’ - SAVE! Epassy tips Martinelli’s over the crossbar (CMR 0-0 BRA)

  • 51’ - SHOT! Aboubakar goes wide for Cameroon (CMR 0-0 BRA)

  • 45+4’ - SAVE! Ederson denies Mbeumo on stroke of half-time (CMR 0-0 BRA)

  • 45+2’ - SHOT! Martinelli drills one from the edge of the box (CMR 0-0 BRA)

  • 34’ - SHOT! Dani Alves lifts a free kick over the crossbar (CMR 0-0 BRA)

  • 24’ - CLOSE! Martinelli beats Fai and lays the ball to Jesus who misses it (CMR 0-0 BRA)

  • 15’ - SAVE! Epassy palms Martinelli’s header over the bar (CMR 0-0 BRA)

Group G standings

21:12 , Michael Jones

Brazil stumble to the finish line as the group stages come to an end but manage to finish top of Group G with six points. Switzerland are second after their win against Serbia with Brazil pipping them on goal difference.

Cameroon’s win over Brazil mean they go out having accummulated four points in third before Serbia finish the group stages in fourth with just one point.

FT Cameroon 1-0 Brazil

21:07 , Michael Jones

Well worth it.

Full-time: Cameroon 1-0 Brazil

21:01 , Michael Jones

90+9 mins: Cameroon complete a fantastic victory over Brazil but it isn’t enough to get them through to the last-16. Switzerland have beaten Serbia 3-2 and they go through along way Brazil.

Nothing can take this result away from Cameroon though, it was a brilliant defensive performance from them before Vincent Aboubakar popped up to win them the game.

Cameroon 1-0 Brazil

20:58 , Michael Jones

90+7 mins: Brazil are pushing for the equaliser now. They get the ball into the box and lift it onto the head of Marquinhos who nods one back into the middle where Martinelli heads his own effort over the crossbar!

For Cameroon to get through they need Serbia to score against Switzerland.

Cameroon 1-0 Brazil

20:55 , Michael Jones

90+4 mins: RED CARD! Vincent Aboubakar celebrates his goal by pulling off his shirt and swinging it around his head as his teammates all swarm him.

The referee has no choice but to book him and as he’s already picked up a yellow card he has to leave the pitch. Two yellows equal a red and it’s an early night for the Cameroon goalscorer.

GOAL! Cameroon 1-0 Brazil (Aboubakar, 90+2’)⚽️

20:51 , Michael Jones

90+2 mins: Lifeline for Cameroon!

They bring the ball down the right wing before whipping a cross into the middle of the pitch. Their captain, Vincent Aboubakar, pulls away from the nearest defender before meeting the ball in the box and nodding it into the bottom right corner!

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:50 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Nine minutes of added time to play meaning that Cameroon aren’t out of this one just yet. There’s also seven minutes to play in the other Group G game.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:49 , Michael Jones

87 mins: Cameroon make a swap as Moumi Ngamaleu is replaced by Jerome Ngom Mbekeli. It’s their third change of the night.

Time is running away from Cameroon. They need to score and hope Serbia do them a favour against Switzerland.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:46 , Michael Jones

84 mins: Cameroon attack down the right wing and send the ball into the middle of Brazil’s box. The African side are finishing the game off well but Bremer is on hand to clear the danger.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:42 , Michael Jones

81 mins: Into the final 10 minutes now and a draw will be enough to send Brazil through as group winners meaning they would face South Korea in the last-16.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:39 , Michael Jones

78 mins: Save! Cameroon substitute Olivier Ntcham receives the ball at the end of a sweeping move from the African side.

He’s played into space just outside the box and lets fly with a snapshot effort that skids through the defence and forces a low, diving stop out of Ederson.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:35 , Michael Jones

75 mins: There are just 15 minutes to go to see whether Brazil can make it three wins from three.

They look the more likely team to score but Cameroon created that great chance at the end of the first half and have the capabilities to threaten the South Americans.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:33 , Michael Jones

72 mins: Chance! Marquinhos recovers the ball on the Cameroon byline and pulls it back to Martinelli on the left side of the box.

Martinelli lays it off to the front edge of the penalty area where Bruno Guimaraes stops the ball then lifts a shot well over the crossbar under pressure from Eric Choupo-Motin.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:29 , Michael Jones

69 mins: Switzerland are leading Serbia 3-2 in the other Group G game meaning that they are back in second place as things stand. Even if Cameroon were to score now they wouldn’t qualify for the knockout rounds unless Serbia were to also get an equaliser.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:27 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Brazil’s Everton Ribeiro shimmies his way into the Cameroon penalty area before getting hit with a heavy tackle from Enzo Ebosse.

It’s a cruncher that excites the Cameroon fans in the crowd.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:24 , Michael Jones

63 mins: More changes and one each for Cameroon and Brazil. Bryan Mbeumo heads off for Karl Toko Ekambi who should provide a bit more impetus for the African side.

Gabriel Jesus meanwhile is replaced by Pedro.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:22 , Michael Jones

60 mins: Cameroon goalkeeper Devis Epassy landed awkwardly as he made the save from Martinelli’s shot but he’s fine after rubbing his shoulder down.

The African side deal with the resultant corner easily enough.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:16 , Michael Jones

56 mins: Save! Gabriel Martinelli looks hungry tonight. He’s given the ball on the left wing and carries it up the pitch before cutting inside and blasting a shot at goal that Devis Epassy tips over the crossbar!

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:14 , Michael Jones

54 mins: Alex Telles has gone down off the ball again and can’t continue. He looks shook up as he hobbles off the pitch to be replaced by Marquinhos. That may be his World Cup over and done with if his injury is a bad one.

Fred and Rodrygo also go off with Bruno Guimaraes and Everton Ribeiro brought on.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:11 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Chance! Cameroon come within inches of opening the scoring. They work the ball around the edge of the box before Bryan Mbeumo slips a pass into the right side for Vincent Aboubakar.

He shoots on the spin and fizzes an effort mere inches wide of the far post!

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:08 , Michael Jones

48 mins: There have been no changes in personnel from either side but Alex Telles is down for Brazil and needs some treatment following a heavy challenge.

The left back seems to be okay though and will play on for now.

Second half: Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:05 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Cameroon get the match back underway. They need to win this match and one chance could be enough for them if they keep it tight defensively.

So far so good for the African side.

HT Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

20:00 , Michael Jones

Switzerland have equalised against Serbia meaning that they head into the break at 2-2. It is the first time since England vs Argentina in 1998 that both teams have scored at least two goals before half-time in a World Cup match.

As it stands Switzerland are heading through with Brazil.

HT Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:56 , Michael Jones

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Half-time: Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:50 , Michael Jones

45+4 mins: Save! Moumi Ngamaleu brings the ball down the left wing for Cameroon and whips a cross over to the back post.

Bryan Mbeumo leaves his run until the ball starts to drop then meets it with a header into the deck that Ederson leaps across to his right and pushes wide!

Cameroon’s best chance comes right before the whistle goes for half-time but they’re denied by Brazil’s goalkeeper!

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:47 , Michael Jones

45+2 mins: Shot! Gabriel Martinelli comes close to opening the scoring following a dancing run inside from the left. He shuffles the ball across the front edge of the box before hitting a shot at Devis Epassy who tips it over the bar!

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:46 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Four minutes of added time to play to end the first half.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:45 , Michael Jones

43 mins: Brazil have made nine changes to their starting XI for this match against Cameroon, their most between games at a single World Cup since their third game at the 1966 edition (9 against Portugal).

It feels as though they’ve made nine changes too. The usual fluid, free-flowing style from Brazil is slightly off so far.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:42 , Michael Jones

40 mins: Serbia have scored a second goal against Switzerland meaning that they’re into second place in Group G as it stands.

Three goals already in the other match whilst we’re still waiting for the first at the Lusail stadium.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:38 , Michael Jones

37 mins: Shot! Martinelli brings the ball through the middle of the pitch but gets tackled. The ball rolls to Fred who slides it into the right side of the box for Antony.

Antony sets the ball onto his left foot and curls one towards goal forcing a low save out of Devis Epassy.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:34 , Michael Jones

34 mins: Dani Alves takes the free kick and lifts his shot over the wall but can’t get it to dip in time to trouble Devis Epassy who watches it sail over the top of the crossbar.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:33 , Michael Jones

33 mins: Rodrygo continues to cause problems for Cameroon. He goes on another driving run and flies past Collins Fai who responds by sticking out a leg and bringing him down.

Fai gets a yellow card and Brazil have a free kick just outside the box on the inside left.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:31 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Rodrygo takes the free kick and curls his effort straight into the Cameroon wall.

In the other Group G game Switzerland and Serbia are level at 1-1 meaning the Swiss will be joining Brazil in the last-16 as it stands.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:29 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Pierre Kunde has to track back to help out the Cameroon defence as Rodrygo sweeps in from the right side. Kunde takes him out and Brazil have a free kick in a dangerous area.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:26 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Close! Gabriel Martinelli receives the ball on the left wing and carries it to the byline. He takes on Collins Fai and drifts around the defender before poking the ball into the six-yard area where Gabriel Jesus lunges at it and only just misses a tap in.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:22 , Michael Jones

21 mins: Eric Choupo-Moting goes on a weaving run into the Brazil box but his quickly surrounded by defenders and loses possession.

At the other end of the pitch Alex Telles swings in a cross from the left wing and almost picks out Fred but Cameroon work it behind.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:19 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Dani Alves tussles with Moumi Ngamaleu in the middle of the pitch and wins the ball before nudginf the Cameroon midfielder in the back.

He goes to ground and wins Cameroon a free kick. The African side haven’t got themselves in the game yet with Brazil comfortably dictating play.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:15 , Michael Jones

15 mins: Close! Brazil bring the ball down the inside right before Fred floats a great cross into the far side of the box. Gabriel Martinelli meets it by the back post and powers a header at goal that Devis Epassy pushes up and over the crossbar!

Sharp save from the goalkeeper.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:12 , Michael Jones

12 mins: A lovely ball comes through midfield and bounces over to Gabriel Jesus on the right side of the penalty area. He rolls it back to Antony who lays a pass back inside to Fabinho.

With time to set himself Fabinho curls a cross into the box but Enzo Ebosse is there to head it clear.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:09 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Eder Militao quickly joins Tolo in the book after hitting Moumi Ngamaleu a solid tackle in the middle of the pitch. It’s a physical challenge but the referee doesn’t like it and pulls out another yellow card.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:06 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Antony receives the ball and expertly spins away from Cameroon left-back Nouhou Tolo before attempting to storm down the wing.

Tolo lunges after him and takes the winger out from behind earning himself the first yellow card of the game.

Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:04 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Bryan Mbeumo gets penalised for bringing the ball under control with his hand after Eric Choupo-Moting’s cross field pass bounces higher than he expected.

Both teams are just settling into their own rhythms.

Kick off: Cameroon 0-0 Brazil

19:01 , Michael Jones

Gabriel Jesus gets the ball rolling to kick off one of the final two group games at the 2022 World Cup. Brazil work the ball back to their defence before sending it across to Alex Telles.

He miscontrols it and knocks the ball out for a Cameroon throw in.

Cameroon vs Brazil

18:54 , Michael Jones

The players head out onto the pitch at the Lusail Stadium. Cameroon must win tonight if they are to make it through whilst a draw would ensure Brazil win Group G.

No team in the competition has yet taken all nine points from their three group matches will Brazil become the only team to do so?

Cameroon vs Brazil

18:50 , Michael Jones


Cameroon vs Brazil

18:47 , Michael Jones

Brazil are yet to face a single shot on target at the 2022 World Cup, the first team to not face a shot on target in their first two games at a tournament since France in 1998.

France went on to win that World Cup so is this a good omen for Brazil?

Cameroon vs Brazil

18:43 , Michael Jones

A defeat or draw for Cameroon will see them eliminated from the group stage of the World Cup in their sixth successive appearance at the finals, last reaching the knockout rounds in 1990.

They’ve never won their final group stage game in seven previous appearances at the World Cup (D2 L5).

Cameroon vs Brazil

18:39 , Michael Jones

Brazil have won all seven of their World Cup matches against African sides, scoring 20 goals and conceding just twice.

Even with a starting XI that has nine squad players involved, Brazil should have enough quality to improve this record tonight.

Cameroon vs Brazil

18:35 , Michael Jones

Brazil have won both previous World Cup games between themselves and Cameroon.

3-0 in 1994 and 4-1 in 2014.

Song focused on his Cameroon side

18:32 , Michael Jones

Cameroon head coach Rigobert Song is focused on what his players can bring to tonight’s match instead of worrying about the threat Brazil pose.

He said: "With regards to what is at stake, we know the Brazilian squad off by heart.

"But we aren’t worrying about what they’re going to bring to the game, it’s about what we bring to the game. I don’t really care about what they’re going to do, it’s about us. We are preparing as if we’re playing a final."

Cameroon vs Brazil prediction

18:28 , Michael Jones

Brazil could rotate here, but their strength in depth is vast and Cameroon’s need to get a result could force them out and leave the Selecao space to expose and thrive in.

Cameroon 0-3 Brazil.

Dani Alves to become Brazil’s oldest World Cup captain against Cameroon

18:24 , Michael Jones

Veteran defender Dani Alves will become Brazil’s oldest World Cup captain in their final group game against Cameroon on Friday.

The 39-year-old former Barcelona full-back was controversially included in head coach Tite’s squad for Qatar 2022 amid reports it was to act as a minder for close friend Neymar.

Alves, who now plays in Mexico for UNAM Pumas, will wear the skipper’s armband as Tite prepares to make changes, with top spot in Group G guaranteed if they avoid defeat against Cameroon.

Dani Alves to become Brazil’s oldest World Cup captain against Cameroon

Alves becomes Brazil’s oldest World Cup captain

18:20 , Michael Jones

Dani Alves will become Brazil’s oldest World Cup captain whe he starts against Cameroon tonight. The 39-year-old full-back will wear the armband after manager Tite made nine changes to the starting XI.

Alves said: "For me, it represents the fact that I can wear the Brazil jersey. It makes me very proud to be here. I’ve been with the Brazilian squad for many years and to be able to wrap up this cycle, playing a World Cup, makes me very happy,

"It’s been 16 years with the national squad and I’ve tried to do my very best. Life, I think, always rewards the people who love what they do, who truly do their best in the mission.

"I think I’m reaping what I have planted over those 16 years."

Australia to attack Argentina ‘all guns blazing’ in World Cup round of 16

18:16 , Michael Jones

Australia coach Graham Arnold has vowed his side will take on Argentina with “all guns blazing” in their World Cup 2022 last-16 showdown.

The Socceroos were surprise qualifiers from Group D, not least after losing their first match 4-1 against France.

But successive 1-0 wins over Tunisia and Denmark took Australia to the knock-out stages for the first time since 2006, and Arnold insists they are not finished yet.

Australia to attack Argentina ‘all guns blazing’ in World Cup round of 16

Group G permutations

18:12 , Michael Jones

Brazil have already secured their place in the World Cup knockout stages and require just a point against Cameroon to top Group G.

Any of the other three teams could still advance, with second-placed Switzerland best placed but requiring a victory over Serbia to guarantee their progress. A point would be enough for the Swiss if Cameroon fail to beat Brazil.

Serbia and Cameroon both need to win their respective games to keep alive their qualification hopes.

Cameroon vs Brazil team changes

18:08 , Michael Jones

Cameroon boss Rigobert Song makes four changes to the team that started the 3-3 draw against Serbia last time out. Enzo Ebosse and Christopher Wooh form the centre-back pairing with Moumi Ngamaleu brought into midfield and Vincent Aboubakar leading the line.

Tite makes nine changes to his already qualified Brazil side. Only Eder Militao and Fred keep their places from the 1-0 win over Switzerland.

That means starts for Arsenal duo Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus.

Neymar hails Casemiro as ‘best midfielder in the world’ as goal seals Brazil win over Switzerland

18:04 , Michael Jones

Brazil boss Tite and injured superstar Neymar hailed Casemiro as the “best midfielder in the world” after seeing him fire his country through to the World Cup knockout stage.

The Manchester United man’s 83rd-minute strike secured a 1-0 Group G win over Switzerland on Monday, which means they are through with a game to spare, prompting Neymar to tweet after the game: “Casemiro has been the best midfielder in the world for a long time.”

Asked at his post-match press conference if he agreed, Tite said: “As a habit, I always respect opinions and I usually don’t comment on opinions, but I will allow myself to do so today. I agree.”

Neymar hails Casemiro as ‘best midfielder in the world’ as goal seals Brazil win

How Brazil tried to fill Neymar void with Fred - and abjectly failed

17:58 , Michael Jones

What happens when a superstar forward, with the weight of a nation on his shoulders for the third World Cup running, sustains an injury in match No 1? After the period of mourning, there is discussion. 40 minutes of it.

Brazil’s pre-match press conference on Sunday – involving manager Tite, defender Marquinhos and Tite’s assistant Cesar Sampaio – was mostly devoted to the world’s most expensive player and the effect of his absence for the rest of the group-phase. “Football’s about context and sometimes we have to be strategic,” said Tite. “We have to think outside the box but we’re very confident we have the right replacement.”

So, who would it be? An abundance of terrific depth in attack, deeper than any other team in the tournament, should cover for the loss of the prodigal son. So, would it be one of Arsenal’s dynamic duo: Gabriel Jesus or Gabriel Martinelli? Maybe Manchester United’s £85m signing Antony? Or Real Madrid young gun Rodrygo? Or how about… Fred?

How Brazil tried to fill Neymar void with Fred - and failed

Cameroon vs Brazil line-ups

17:50 , Michael Jones

Cameroon XI: Epassy, Fai, Ebosse, Wooh, Tolo, Zambo, Kunde, Ngamaleu, Mbeumo, Aboubakar, Choupo-Moting.

Brazil XI: Ederson, Dani Alves, Eder Militao, Bremer, Alex Telles, Fabinho, Fred, Antony, Rodrygo, Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus.

Luis Suarez endures rollercoaster of emotions as Uruguay suffer cruel World Cup exit

17:48 , Michael Jones

The devilish grin painted across his face in the first half soon turned to sheer panic and then despair as Luis Suarez processed Uruguay’s fate. Out of the World Cup on goals scored, to the delight of South Korea, Suarez was agonisingly close to one last inspiring performance.

The divisive forward had earlier cackled in delight after inspiring a two-goal lead, thrilled to play the role of the “devil” at the expense of Ghana once more. But that joy would turn sour after Hwang Hee-Chan’s late, late winner for South Korea, who usurped La Celeste to finish second behind Portugal in Group H.

For so long Uruguay’s saviour, Suarez had delivered when most had dismissed him as merely an enigmatic presence in a camp between generations, having hopelessly toiled away against South Korea and Portugal.

Luis Suarez endures rollercoaster of emotions in cruel World Cup exit

Where can I watch Cameroon vs Brazil?

17:44 , Michael Jones

Cameroon vs Brazil is scheduled for a 7pm GMT kick-off on Friday 2 December at Lusail Stadium in Qatar. The match will be televised live in the UK on ITV1 and coverage begins at 6.15pm GMT.

A live stream can be found on ITVX or the ITV website, alternatively check by with Independent Sport here to find live minute-by-minute updates.

Casemiro provides Brazil relief in Neymar absence to edge past Switzerland

17:40 , Michael Jones

“We can’t stop talking about Neymar,” Casemiro had said in the build-up to this latest stop on Brazil’s quest to win a sixth World Cup. After his winning goal here against Switzerland, they’ll only be talking about him.

With the side’s talismanic No 10 injured and watching wave after wave of pressure go unrewarded from afar, it was left to the defensive midfielder with just five international goals to his name to do his best impression of the absent hero with 75.

The strike was a sweet one, struck hard and to Yann Sommer’s left, the Swiss keeper left with no chance as it arrowed into the corner. The relief in the stadium – and no doubt the team hotel where the laid-up Neymar was watching on – was palpable.

Casemiro provides Brazil relief in Neymar absence to edge past Switzerland

Hwang Hee-Chan strikes dramatic winner to send South Korea through after beating Portugal

17:36 , Michael Jones

Just as the PA system announced six minutes of stoppage time at the Education City Stadium, Son Heung-Min’s wait was finally over. For the previous ninety, he had barely had a chance to do what he does best and run at a broken and splintered defence. Now, with half of it caught upfield for a set-piece, finally, here was his chance.

Son burst away, darting towards Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa, yet even his furious pace was not at full pelt after a gruelling final game in Group F that had appeared headed for a draw. White shirts began to crowd him. He had run into traffic. But thankfully, he had Hwang Hee-Chan in support.

The Wolverhampton Wanderers forward’s late finish and Uruguay’s mere two-goal victory over Ghana - eventually confirmed five minutes or so after the sound of the final whistle, to a joyous Korean huddle in the centre circle of the pitch - was enough for Asia’s most successful footballing nation and its biggest star to reach the last-16.

Hwang strikes dramatic late winner to send South Korea through after beating Portugal

Cameroon vs Brazil team news and predicted line-ups

17:33 , Michael Jones

Andre Onana has been suspended by his country after falling out with coach Rigobert Song, with Devis Epassy deputising. Song has an injury doubt over Olivier Ntcham, with Vincent Aboubakar pushing for a start after shining off the bench against Serbia.

The Selecao are without Neymar, Danilo and Alex Sandro through injury. Eder Militao and Alex Telles are the likely replacements at full-back, while Rodrygo could be chosen in a more attack-minded line-up after Fred replaced Neymar in the Switzerland match.

Antony, Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli are other options to join Raphinha and Vini Jr, with Lucas Paqueta in line to start again.

While extension rotation might hit the attack mostly, with that aforementioned trio an option with Bruno Guimaraes joining Paqueta and Casemiro in midfield.

Predicted line-ups

Cameroon XI: Epassy; Fai, Castelletto, Nkoulou, Tolo; Hongla, Anguissa, Kunde; Aboubakar, Choupo-Moting, Toko Ekambi

Brazil XI: Alisson; Militao, Marquinhos, Silva, Telles; Casemiro, Paqueta; Raphinha, Paqueta, Rodrygo; Vinicius Jr

Cameroon vs Brazil

17:29 , Michael Jones

More reaction from South Korea’s stunning victory still to come as we also look ahead to this evening’s matches. Cameroon are taking on Brazil and Switzerland face Serbia in the final two games of the group stages.

Who will join Brazil in the last-16?

Who has been eliminated from World Cup 2022 and who has qualified for the knockout stage?

17:26 , Michael Jones

The 2022 World Cup is in full swing as 32 nations began on 20 November aiming to lift the Jules Rimet trophy in Doha on 18 December.

Despite the many off-field issues around the tournament in Qatar, the group stage has thrown up plenty of thrills and spills, with Argentina losing to Saudi Arabia going down as one of the greatest shocks of any World Cup in history. Japan also stunned Germany, while Spain and England racked up goals in statement opening wins.

The top two teams from each group go through to the round of 16, with group winners taking on the runners-up from a different group, while the third- and fourth-placed nations in each group are eliminated from the competition.

Here are the teams qualified for the last 16 so far:

Who has been eliminated from the World Cup and who has qualified for the knockouts?

Group H standings

17:21 , Michael Jones

Yet another group at World Cup 2022 goes down to the wire with another big team knocked out before reaching the knockout stages.

Uruguay, the two time champions, the nation of Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez, and Edinson Cavani have been eliminated by South Korea.

Portugal qualify as the group winners with six points from three games.

South Korea finish second with four points and go through due to goals scored. Uruguay end their World Cup campaign with four points too and come third.

Finally, Ghana finish bottom with three points thanks to their victory over South Korea.

FT South Korea 2-1 Portugal

17:18 , Michael Jones

Here’s the goal that sent South Korea into the knockout stages:

Ghana haunted by Uruguay again as World Cup history repeats itself

17:15 , Michael Jones

On paper, Ghana could not have asked for a better chance against Uruguay .

As Andre Ayew stood over the penalty spot, history was there to be rewritten. It was the moment Ghana dreamed of: the chance, perhaps not to heal the scars of Johannesburg, but to move on and leave them behind. The opportunity to knock Uruguay out of the World Cup was one that was raised when the group stage draw was made months, for it to arrive when their own progress was on the line added a sense of ambition to their lust for revenge.

On paper, a penalty, from 12 yards, at 0-0, was as clear an opportunity as you could imagine.

Ghana haunted by Uruguay again as World Cup history repeats itself

FT South Korea 2-1 Portugal

17:12 , Michael Jones

FT South Korea 2-1 Portugal

17:05 , Michael Jones

There goes the whistle in the second Group H game. Uruguay have beaten Ghana 2-0 but they’ve been knocked out of the World Cup!

South Korea scored more goals than them in the group stages, they’ve beaten Portugal 2-1 today and as such beat Uruguay into second place!

The celebrations begin at the Education City stadium. South Korea reach the last-16.

FT South Korea 2-1 Portugal

17:01 , Michael Jones


FT South Korea 2-1 Portugal

16:58 , Michael Jones

There’s a nervous wait in the Education City stadium to find out whether Hwang Hee-chan’s late winner is enough to send South Korea into the last-16.

Uruguay have played about half of their stoppage time. As it stands they’re going out due to South Korea scoring more goals in the group stages.

Full-time: South Korea 2-1 Portugal

16:55 , Michael Jones

90+7 mins: South Korea win! They’ve beaten Portugal and have given themselves a fantastic chance of making it through to the last-16.

The other match is still going ahead with six or seven minutes left to play. Uruguay need to score to get through ahead of South Korea.

South Korea 2-1 Portugal

16:54 , Michael Jones

90+6 mins: South Korea hold on to their lead. Son Heung-min carrying the ball down the right wing before getting brought down by Joao Cancelo.

There’s only seconds left, will South Korea close out this game?

GOAL! South Korea 2-1 Portugal (Hwang Hee-chan, 90+1')⚽️

16:49 , Michael Jones

90+1 mins: Incredible scenes! Portugal win corner that South Korea deal with easily enough. They knock the ball up to Son Hueng-min who flies down the right side on the counter-attack.

He takes on two defenders, holding the ball up on the edge of the box before slipping in Hwang Hee-chan.

He’s just got the goalkeeper to beat and laces a shot back across goal leaving Diogo Costa no chance to reach it!

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:48 , Michael Jones

90 mins: There’s going to be six minutes of added time to play. Can South Korea find a goal?

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:44 , Michael Jones

85 mins: Time is ticking by and Portugal are managing the game brilliantly. They’re not letting South Korea anywhere near the ball and are passing it around without using too much effort.

The European side are content with one point.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:39 , Michael Jones

80 mins: There’s just 10 minutes of the 90 left to play and South Korea have entered the last chance saloon. They need to score in order to reach the next round but have been creatively lacking during this second half.

They look tired yet have to dig deep and finish off this game well.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:35 , Michael Jones

76 mins: Close! Diogo Dalot has been impressive tonight. He drives down the right wing once again before sending a low teasing ball into the middle of the penalty area.

There are two or three Portugal shirts near the ball but none can reach it and Kwon Kyung-Won scoops it clear.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:34 , Michael Jones

73 mins: Hwang Hee-chan has come on for South Korea. The Wolves forward has been nursing an injury so hasn’t played a full part in South Korea’s World Cup campaign. Can he get them a goal tonight?

He’s on in place of Lee Jae-sung.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:29 , Michael Jones

70 mins: South Korea work the ball over to the right side of the penalty area where it gets brought down by Son Heung-min. He blasts a shot at goal but his effort is blocked but Joao Cancelo.

Son appeals for a handball but Cancelo made the block with his chest and nothing comes from the South Korean’s pleas.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:25 , Michael Jones

67 mins: The first half was quite exciting at times but Portugal have have stifled South Korea’s attacking capabilites meaning the only joy the Koreans are getting has come from counter-attacks.

Hwang In-Beom has a go from range and forces Diogo Costa into a sharp save! That’s more like it.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:23 , Michael Jones

64 mins: Fernando Santos is making a triple change for Portugal. Ruben Neves, Matheus Nunes and Cristiano Ronaldo are taken off with Andre Silva, Rafael Leao and Joao Palhinha all brought on.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:17 , Michael Jones

60 mins: A lovely cross field pass comes over to the right wing where Ricardo Horta is in bags of space. He brings the ball under control then lifts a high cross into the box.

Crisitano Ronaldo is the target but the ball goes over his head and bounces out for a goal kick.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:14 , Michael Jones

57 mins: Chance! A South Korean counter-attack sees Hwang In-beom bring the ball into the middle of the pitch before sending it up to Cho Gue-sung.

He threads a lovely pass into the right side of the area for Son Heung-min who shoots but sees his effort turned behind by Antonio Silva.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:12 , Michael Jones

54 mins: Ricardo Horta has taken a knock and needs a bit of treatment from the Portuguese medical team. The forward will be fine to play on but that’s taken a couple of minutes out of the match.

South Korea haven’t really got going yet in the second half. They’ve been asked to defend yet have so far been up to the task.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:10 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Chance! Portugal work the ball down the left wing before slipping it inside to Vitinha. He flicks the ball over the top as Crisitano Ronaldo makes a run between the South Korean’s centre-backs.

He tries to shoot on the turn but scuffs his effort and softly knocks the ball to Kim Seung-gyu before the offside flag goes up against him.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:08 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Slow start to the second half as both teams try to get control of the ball. There’s come scrappy play in the midfield before Portugal sweep up the pitch and have a cross into the box headed clear.

Second half: South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:03 , Michael Jones

Portugal get the match back underway for the second half. There hasn’t been any changes during half-time so it’s as they were for both teams.

HT South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:59 , Michael Jones

As it stands Portugal are cruising into the last 16 at the break alongside Uruguay.

If Ghana come from 2-0 down to avoid defeat against Uruguay they could go through at their opponents’ expense. If South Korea go ahead against Portugal they may also be able to qualify on goal difference.

HT South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:55 , Michael Jones

Diogo Dalot has been directly involved in four goals across his last three appearances for Portugal in all competitions (2 goals, 2 assists), scoring or assisting in each match.

HT South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:51 , Michael Jones

Goals from Ricardo Horta and Kim Young-Gwon see the teams head into the break on level terms.


Half-time: South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:47 , Michael Jones

45+2 mins: This match is delicately poised. The teams head into the break on level terms and South Korea will be more than pleased with their work in that half.

They went behind but responded brilliantly and get themselves a goal from a corner. Paulo Bento’s team must beat Portugal to reach the last-16 and they’re well set to attack the second half.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:46 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Two minutes of added time to play in this half.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:43 , Michael Jones

44 mins: Chance! Matheus Nunes brings the ball down the right wing and squares a pass to the edge of the box for Vitinha. He controls the ball and drills a good effort at goal that Kim Seung-gyu palms away.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the first to react and flings himself at the loose ball but can only head it wide of the target.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:41 , Michael Jones

41 mins: Kim Jin-Su flicks the ball over to Son Heung-min from the right side of the pitch and South Korea’s talisman dinks the ball over Pepe before striking a left-footed effort at goal from outside the box.

It’s a decent effort but Diogo Costa has no problems bringing it under control.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:40 , Michael Jones

38 mins: Lee Kang-in and Vitinha come together in the middle of the pitch with the Portguese midfielder theatrically falling down. The referee awards Portugal a free kick and puts Lee in the book.

That’s the first yellow card of the game.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:35 , Michael Jones

35 mins: Save! Diogo Dalot goes on a forward run before coming inside as a long ball is lifted over to him. He brings the ball under control before rolling it onto his left foot and blasting a decent effort at goal.

The ball is heading into the bottom left-hand corner but goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu leaps across to palm the effort wide of the goal!

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:34 , Michael Jones

33 mins: In the other Group H match happening right now Uruguay have taken a 2-0 lead over Ghana after the African side missed a penalty.

As it stands the South Americans are going through to the last-16 but if South Korea score again they will move above them into second place.

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