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Serbia-Cameroon lock horns at 2022 FIFA World Cup, end duel with 3-3 draw

The Serbian team is now set to play against Switzerland on December 2 and the national football squad from Cameroon will take on Brazil later that day

AL WAKRAH /Qatar/, November 28. /TASS/. The national football teams of Serbia and Cameroon finished their match 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage match on Monday with a 3-3 draw.

The second round Group G stage match between Serbia and Cameroon was played earlier in the day at the over 44,320-seat capacity Al Janoub Stadium in the Qatari city of Al Wakrah.

The scoring was opened by Team Cameroon in the 29th minute of the match by Jean-Charles Castelletto.

In the added time of the first half the Serbian team tied the score with a goal from midfielder Strahinja Pavlovic. Serbia notched a second goal in the added time shortly after that when Sergej Milinkovic-Savic netted a ball before both teams retreated for the half-match break.

Serbian forward Aleksandar Mitrovic scored another goal in the 53rd minute of the match upping the advantage of his national team over Cameroon to 3-1.

However, Cameroon did not surrender and its players netted two shots against their opponents in the second half of the game. Cameroon’s Vincent Aboubakar scored in the 63rd minute of the match and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored another one three minutes later.

According to statistics from the official FIFA website, it was the first time that Cameroon has scored three goals in a single World Cup match. Moreover, Cameroon’s 30-year-old striker Vincent Aboubakar was named the player of the match between his team and Serbia.

The national team of Serbia is now the first team ever to net two goals in the first-half period’s added time at the FIFA World Cup.

The national team of Serbia is currently in 4th place in Group G at the 2022 FIFA World Cup with one point after two games. The group is topped by Brazil with three points and is followed by Switzerland with three points as well. Cameroon is in 3rd place with two points.

The Serbian team is now set to play against Switzerland on December 2 and the national football squad from Cameroon will take on Brazil later that day.

2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup between November 20 and December 18 at eight stadiums in five cities across the Persian Gulf country, namely in Doha, Lusail, Al Wakrah, Al Khor and Al Rayyan.

The eight host stadiums are: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Stadium 974, Education City Stadium, and Al Janoub Stadium.

The coveted World Cup Trophy will be taken home by one of 32 teams divided into eight groups. The group stage matches are being held across numerous fields in Qatar between November 20 and December 2 with the top two teams from each group advancing to the playoffs.

Qatar won the right to host matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on December 2, 2010. The championship kicked off last Sunday with a spectacular ceremony and the subsequent opening match between host Qatar and Ecuador, which ended 2-0 in favor of Ecuador.

In March 2015, FIFA officially announced that the 22nd edition of FIFA’s flagship event would be played in November and December of 2022, with the final match set for December 18, 2022, coinciding with - Qatar National Day. The objective, in principle, was to hold the tournament over 28 days.

The previous FIFA World Cup was hosted by Russia in 2018. The championship took place at 12 stadiums in 11 cities across Russia, namely in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

On July 15, 2018, during an official ceremony in the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin passed the baton for the FIFA World Cup’s host country to Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the presence of FIFA President Gianni Infantino.