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Qatar 2022: Aboubakar Equals Zidane’s Unwanted World Cup Record

Vincent Aboubakar was the hero as he scored the only goal which earned Cameroon a hard fought 1-0 win against Brazil in their final group game at the Qatar 2022 World Cup on Friday.

Aboubakar headed in a superb cross from the right past a stranded Ederson in stoppage time to secure Cameroon’s win.

However Aboubakar, who had earlier received a yellow card, got his matching orders for removing his shirt.

Following his dismissal, Aboubakar is now the first player to score and be sent off in a World Cup match since Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 final vs Italy.

Despite the win it was not enough to see them Cameroon qualify for the round of 16 as they crashed out alongside Serbia while Brazil and Switzerland progressed.

Also, it is the first time that Brazil will lose to an African team at the FIFA senior men’s World Cup.

Going into Friday’s clash, Brazil had won all the seven encounters at the World Cup against African teams.