Cameroon coach Rigobert Song 'proud' after historic win against Brazil
Cameroon beat Brazil thanks to Vincent Aboubakar’s stoppage-time goal at the Lusail Stadium on Friday. They become the first African team to beat Brazil at the World Cup.
failed to progress to the next round and finished in third place in Group G with four points. They have been eliminated in the group stage in the last sixWorld Cups
finished at top of the group and Switzerland also qualified with six points.
After the match, Cameroon manager Rigobert Song said victory against Brazil showed their true quality and admitted they could have done better in their first two games against Serbia and Switzerland.
"I didn't even realise that this was such a historic victory. We are one of the African countries wo have played more World Cups than most, and now we've beaten Brazil,"
"My players deserve to be congratulated. They showed tonight they could have done better in the first two games [a 1-0 defeat to Switzerland and a 3-3 draw with Serbia].
"I think we do have a feeling of regret. Now we realise we could have done better. But we need to look on the positive side as well.
"I'm trying to get across a team spirit, that lion's spirit, which needs to be the key to Cameroon teams.
"We realise now we could have done better in this tournament. We're a young team and today we've seen our young team getting stronger and stronger."
Cameroon finished third at the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year. The competition's next edition will be held in January 2024.
"There's another tournament in 2024 and we've built up some momentum now,"
"I'm satisfied with tonight's performance. I took over the national team not too long ago and I think we are progressing and improving, so I'm proud of this team."
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