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Cameroon vs Serbia Live

Hello and good morning football fans, welcome to today's morning coverage of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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10:32

I'll be your captain this morning and I hope to make it an enjoyable flight for you.

10:38

There are four exciting matches to look forward to today, starting with Cameroon's clash against Serbia. Ghana follow immediately when they take on South Korea before Brazil battle Switzerland. Today's action concludes with the big one between Portugal and Uruguay.

10:39

But before we get into the team news, let's give you the state of play in the two groups. In Group G, Brazil and Switzerland have three points following their wins over Serbia and Cameroon respectively. In Group H, Portugal are top with three points following their 3-2 win over Ghana, while Uruguay and South Korea both have a point following their draw in the opening match.

10:43

Cameroon and Serbia get us underway today, with both teams in dire need of a win. Cameroon will need to win or at least secure a draw to stay alive but Serbia could still be in with a chance if they lose but they will need Brazil to beat Switzerland later in the day. Not a risk worth taking though.

10:46

The team news are out and the big news is that Andre Onana is not in Cameroon's squad after a disagreement with the coach, Rigobert Song.

10:47

Cameroon XI: Devis Epassy, Nouhou Tolo, Nicolas Nkoulou, Jean-Charles Castelletto, Collins Fai, Martin Hongla, Pierre Kunde, Frank Anguissa, Karl Toko-Ekambi, Eric Choupo-Moting, Bryan Mbeumo

10:47

Meanwhile, there is no room for Juventus' Dusan Vlahovic in Serbia's XI as Aleksandar Mitrovic leads the line.

10:49

Serbia XI: Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, Strahinja Pavlovic, Milos Veljkovic, Nikola Milenkovic, Filip Kostic, Nemanja Maksimovic, Sasa Lukic, Andrija Zivkovic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Dusan Tadic, Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Here is the starting xi for both teams
10:50

For more on that Onana story, you can read here,

10:55

National anthems are done. It is time for the main course.

Trust Africans to bring the vibes
10:59

We are off at Al Janoub Stadium, Qatar.

11:01

A friendly reminder that Cameroon are looking for their first win at the World Cup win since they beat Saudi Arabia in 2002

11:02

Cameroon will have have to watch Mitrovic very well as the Fulham striker heads over the bar.

11:08

Again, warning signs for Cameroon as Mitrovic did well to beat his marker before firing a stunning left-footed shot against the post. Cameroon living dangerously.

11:12

Another big chance goes begging for Mitrovic as he fires wide from close range following a mix up in Cameroon's defence. That's four attempts for Mitrovic in the opening 17 minutes.

11:18

A rare Cameroon attack forces Serbia's goalkeeper into a save. Cameroon corner.

11:20

Nothing comes out of it as Serbia have a corner of their own.

11:22

Devis Epassy comes out to collect.

11:23

Cameroon 1-0 Serbia. Jean-Charles Castelletto taps home from a flick on from a corner to give Cameroon a shocking lead against Serbia.

11:30

It has been all Serbia, but against the run of play from a corner, Cameroon have their first goal at this World Cup. Looking good for African teams after a disappointing first round.

11:31

Cameroon are leading in a World Cup match for the first time since 2010 when they led against Denmark before losing 2-1. The will be hoping for a better outcome today, though.

11:37

Pierre Kunde almost double Cameroon's lead but Vanja Milinkovic-Savic makes a routine save before Kunde fires the rebound off target

11:46

Six minutes of added time

11:46

Cameroon 1-1 Serbia. Strahinja Pavlovic heads home a superb header past Epassy following a Dusan Tadic freekick. What a time to score an equaliser.

11:47

Cameroon 1-2. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has turned it around for Serbia as he his left-footed finish from the edge of the box goes into the bottom corner. What a turnaround for Serbia.

11:50

Cameroon are now all over the place as Mitrovic's shot takes a deflection for a Serbia corner.

11:51

Luckily they cleared their lines.

11:52

Cameroon 1-2 Serbia. Two quickfire goals have turned the tie around for Serbia. What a half of football.

Cameroon's opener
But Serbia have turned it around with two quickfire goals
12:05

Cameroon 1-2 Serbia. We are back underway for the second half.

12:09

Cameroon 1-3 Serbia. It has been long coming, but Mitrovic finally has his goal as he taps home into an empty net following brilliant move from Serbia. One of the best goals in this competition. Game over surely.

12:18

Cameroon bring on their captain Vincent Aboubakar for Martin Hongla. Aboubakar won the golden boot at the Africa Cup of Nations, so Cameroon will be hoping for some of his magic.

12:21

Cameroon 2-3 Serbia. What an impact sub. Aboubakar pulls one back for Cameroon. The veteran showed great composure by beating a Serbian defender before lifting the ball past Savic. The goal was initially disallowed for offside, but a VAR review gave the goal. What a game this has turned out to be.

12:30

Cameroon 3-3 Serbia. This is turning out to be a classic. Again Aboubakar beat the offside trap before laying off a square pass for Choupo-Mouting, who fires home from close range. They were dead a few minutes ago, but the Indomitable Lions are now alive.

12:32

This is why football is the greatest sport in the world.

12:39

End-to-end stuff now as Mitrovic has a chance to put Serbia ahead again, but Epassy makes a brilliant save.

Cameroon's equlaiser
12:42

Tripple change for Serbia Grujic, Babic and Zivkovic replaces Milinkovic-Savic, Radonjic and Veljkovic. It is a substitution of ich.

12:44

Cameroon make changes of their own as Andre-Anguissa and Bryan Mbeumo makes way for  Samuel Oum Gouet and Georges-Kevin N'Koudou

Aboubakar has made history
12:47

Big chance for Mitrovic, but once again the Fulham man fails to hit the target. Big let-off for Cameroon.

12:54

Inside the final seconds of six minutes of additional time.

13:01

FT Cameroon 3-3 Serbia. It is all over. The Indomitable Lions looked dead and buried after going 3-1 down, bur Aboubakar's inspired substitution helped them to a comeback for a point. It keeps their little hopes of qualifying for the knockout round alive, but they now have to beat Brazil in their final group game. As for Serbia, they would be wondering how they let it slip, but they can still qualify if they beat Switzerland in their next game.

13:04

That's it for this game. Up next is Ghana against South Korea.

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