Cameroon and Serbia combined for the game of the tournament thus far in a thrilling 3–3 draw in Group G. 

Iran PressMiddle East: After taking an early lead, Cameroon conceded three unanswered goals, including two during first-half stoppage time, that seemed to put its World Cup survival at risk. But facing a 3–1 deficit, the Indomitable Lions bounced back with two goals in three minutes, buoyed by the substitution of star forward Vincent Aboubakar. 

Cameroon and Serbia were both feeling the urgency to get a result after Cameroon fell to Switzerland 1–0 (on a goal by Cameroon-born Breel Embolo), while Serbia fell victim to Brazil 2–0 (more specifically, to a Richarlison double and sensational acrobatic goal).

Cameroon had come into the match having lost its last eight World Cup matches, a streak that spanned four World Cups and dated back to 2002. A draw meant Cameroon avoided tying a World Cup record for consecutive losses (Mexico from 1930 to ’58.)

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The team was also consumed by reports that Cameroon goalkeeper André Onana, who plays for Inter Milan, was dropped by the team for disciplinary reasons and reportedly left the tournament. But Cameroon showed resilience to come back from a second-half deficit for the point. 

Serbia was on the front foot early, putting pressure on Cameroon and creating a chance in the sixth minute with an Aleksandar Mitrović header. The Fulham striker found himself in the middle of the penalty area with an open header that he might regret as he sent the chance well over the goal. 

Just minutes later, Mitrović returned with an even more dangerous chance. The forward combined for a quick one-two down the wing faked a pass to lose his defender, and cut onto his left for a curling shot that beat the keeper but rattled off the post.


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