Cameroon vs Serbia LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest updates

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Cameroon face Serbia with both sides looking to bounce back from Qatar World Cup defeats.

The Indomitable Lions face the Eagles after a 1-0 loss to Switzerland, with Cameroon-born Breel Embolo scoring, while Brazil beat Dragan Stojković’s side 2-0 thanks to Richarlison’s double.

A more expansive game could unfold here with Cameroon coach Rigobert Song aware of the need for urgency with Brazil in the final game of the group stage: “The highest level is unforgiving,” he said. “We no longer have any room for error and we’ll be going for broke.”

While this result could determine whether Song remains in charge beyond Qatar, with speculation surrounding his future, but Song maintains he is solely concentrating on the task at hand: “I’m focused on the game. We will have plenty of time to talk about the other things later.”

Follow all the action from the Al Janoub Stadium with our live blog below:

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World Cup 2022: Cameroon 1-3 Serbia (GOAL! Mitrovic ‘53)

Lovely goal and Serbia double their lead!

It’s so well worked by Serbia’s attacking threats. Cameroon lose the ball on halfway Mitrovic slides in Tadic on the right, he squares it to Kostic, helped on to Milinkovic-Savic who cleverly cuts inside his man and plays the ball across to Mitrovic for the simple finish.

Great vision by Milinkovic-Savic to not just shoot himself. Superb team goal

Luke Baker28 November 2022 11:17

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World Cup 2022: Cameroon 1-2 Serbia

52 mins: This Serbia side are incredibly disciplined – a tidy outfit. They look the more dangerous early in this second half but Cameroon still have the outlet ball to potentially trouble them.

Mbeumo gives chase down the left channel to one such ball but Tolo just about gets there first with a crunching tackle/clearance into the stands.

Luke Baker28 November 2022 11:17

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World Cup 2022: Cameroon 1-2 Serbia

49 mins: Oooh, nearly for Serbia! Gorgeous reverse pass through from Tadic that Kostic almost gets on the end of but Epassy quick off his line to narrowly beat the Serbian wing-back to the ball. Kostic flagged for being marginally offside anyway as it happens

Luke Baker28 November 2022 11:14

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World Cup 2022: Cameroon 1-2 Serbia

Kick-off: Back underway for the second half. That was a pretty entertaining first half for a game that, on paper, you might not expect it from. More of the same please!

Luke Baker28 November 2022 11:11

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Battle of the subs

A funny/interesting sidenote – this game has turned into a battle of the subs but not in the sense you might expect.

The entire Cameroon bench ran on to the pitch to celebrate the goal that gave them the lead. Think of scenes you might see after a last-minute winner in a major cup final…

Of course, the Serbia subs responded in kind when the equalised! Madness prevails – love it!

Luke Baker28 November 2022 11:10

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Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana dropped from World Cup squad after ‘training ground argument’

And here’s why back-up goalkeeper Davis Epassy is playing today in the first place:

Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana has been dropped from the World Cup squad following a training ground argument with manager Rigobert Song, according to reports.

Onana played in Cameroon’s first match of the tournament, a 1-0 defeat by Switzerland, but was named as “absent” on the official teamsheet for Monday’s crucial meeting with Serbia, with back-up keeper Devis Epassy taking up the gloves.

Spanish outlet Marca claims manager Song took issue with Onana’s high-risk style playing out from the back with his feet, which was the catalyst for a heated argument between the pair.

Luke Baker28 November 2022 11:08

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WATCH: Milinkovic-Savic puts Serbia ahead

The turnaround was complete shortly after the equaliser as Milinkovic-Savic took advantage of average defending to fire home Goalkeeper Epassy has to do better here and push this one wide/away but Serbia won’t mind.

Luke Baker28 November 2022 11:06

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WATCH: Pavlovic heads home Serbia equaliser

Here’s Serbia’s equaliser – beauty in the simplicity and it’s a superb header by Pavlovic. Frustrating for Cameroon but things were about to get even more so.

Luke Baker28 November 2022 11:03

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WATCH: Castelletto gives Cameroon the lead

Here’s how Jean-Charles Castelletto gave Cameroon the lead in this game. Look at those celebrations!

Luke Baker28 November 2022 11:00

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HALF-TIME! Cameroon 1-2 Serbia

Phew! What a breathless end to that first half.

Jean-Charles Castelletto’s goal had given Cameroon the lead but two goals in added time from Serbia have turned this match on its head!

Strahinja Pavlovic’s header and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s finish from just outside the box have them 2-1 up.

Luke Baker28 November 2022 10:55

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