Confed. Cup: Cameroon Crash Out As Germany, Chile Progress To Semis

Confed. Cup: Cameroon Crash Out As Germany, Chile Progress To Semis

Super Eagles 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying opponent the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have crashed out of this year's FIFA Confederations Cup after losing 3-1 to world champions Germany in Group B on Sunday.

Cameroon's Ernest Mabouka was shown a straight red card in the 64th minute.


Germany took the lead in the 48th minute through Kerem Demirbay.

In the 67th minute Germany went 2-0 up through Timo Werner.

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Vincent Aboubakar pulled a goal back for Cameroon to bring the score to 2-1.

But in the 82nd minute Werner got his second goal to secure the win for Germany.


The last time Cameroon failed to make it out of the group stage of the Confederations Cup was at their debut at the 2001 edition co-hosted by South Korea and Japan.

In the group's other game Chile also booked their place into the semifinals after drawing 1-1with Australia.

James Troisi opened the scoring for Australia on 42 minutes before Martin Rodriguez equalised for Chile on 68 minutes.

With the results, Germany finish top of Group A on seven points and will
face Mexico in the second semifinal on Thursday.

While Chile who finished second with five points will take on Portugal on Wednesday.

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  • Bishop Joseph Santus Nkonneh 5 years ago

    Cameroonian team are very good even though they couldn’t made it passed the groups staged, they are still strong and a wonderful team. If Nigeria uses the same team they used against South Africans to play this very Cameroonian squad that would mean that the Super Eagles will loose the match with so many goals. Nigeria must overall their squad before their next game. They should play their friendly games in the Africans soil with the likes of Ghana, Tunisia, Algeria and Zimbabwe.They must stop going to Europe to trained for the matches that will be played here in Africa.