Cameroon came from behind and draw their FIFA World Cup match against Serbia in a thriller on Monday – a result didn’t satisfy either side but still kept their hopes alive for progressing into the Round of 16.

The Group G match played at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, had everything – from goals and missed opportunities to the game swinging from one side to the other.

After Aleksandar Mitrović missed two great chances in the 11th and 17th minutes, it was Jean-Charles Castelletto who not only opened the account for Cameroon in the 29th minute but also scored his first-ever international goal.

But Strahinja Pavlovic’s header in the one first minute of the injury time and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic strike from just outside the box in the third meant that Serbia led 2-1 at half-time.

As the second half began, Mitrović at put the ball in the net after converting a great touch off a cross from Andrija Zivkovic in 53rd minute.

However, the African side didn’t surrender and kept on fighting. In just three minutes, they drew level with Serbia after substitute Vincent Aboubakar first scored in 63rd minute and later provided an assist to Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for the equalizer in 66th.

During the match, Serbia had more ball possession (60 percent) and produced 15 shots at goal – five of which were on target.

However, Cameroon, despite having less possession had 14 shots on goal with eight of these on target.

Brazil are scheduled to meet Switzerland later tonight at 9am (PST) to complete the Round 2 for the Group G. Any team winning that encounter will book their place for the Round of 16 as they were victorious in their first matches.

However, the losing team will still be in contention just like Cameroon and Serbia – both teams with one point each as they had lost to Switzerland and Brazil respectively in their first matches.  


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