World Cup 2022: Cameroon Talisman Vincent Aboubakar Equals Zinedine Zidane’s Unwanted Record

World Cup 2022: Cameroon Talisman Vincent Aboubakar Equals Zinedine Zidane’s Unwanted Record

  • Cameroon star Vincent Aboubakar will be remembered for many positive reasons at the World Cup but also for some little negativity
  • The 30-year-old striker scored the only goal as Cameroon consigned Brazil to their first group-stage defeat since 1998
  • In the process of inflicting pain on the five-time world champions, he also became the first player to score and receive a red card since 2006

Vincent Aboubakar became the first player to score and be sent off in a World Cup game since 2006.

The Cameroon marksman equalled the unenviable feat chalked by the legendary Zinedine Zidane, who received his marching orders in the 2006 World Cup final between France and Italy.

Despite being sent off, Aboubakar will be proud of his efforts, scoring the only goal as Cameroon stunned five-time world champions Brazil in their final group game.

Cameroon, 2006 World Cup, Vincent Aboubakar, red card, Zinedine Zidane
Vincent Aboubakar scored and received his marching orders as Cameroon beat Brazil. Photo credit: @ESPNFC
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Aboubakar's goal, his second of the 2022 Mundial, ensured Cameroon became the first African nation to inflict a defeat on the South American powerhouse at the World Cup.

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Aside from that, Aboubakar's goal also ended Brazil's unbeaten run in the World Cup group stages which dates back to 1998, when the Selecao lost to Norway.

How does Aboubakar match Zidane?

Zidane received a red card for headbutting Italy defender Marco Materazzi in the finals of the 2006 Worl Cup. His marching orders came after he had broken the game's deadlock.

16 years down the lane, Aboubakar walked in the footsteps of the three-time World best player by scoring and also receiving his marching orders in Cameroon's final group game against Brazil.

Aboubakar stars as Cameroon stun Brazil

Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubabkar delivered once again for his nation at the FIFA World Cup with a superb goal against Brazil.

Unfancied against the five-time World Champions, the Indomitable Lions headed into the game looking to rewrite history and qualify for the round of 16.

They contained Brazil for large parts of the game before Aboubakar turned in a header in stoppage time to send the players into a frenzy.

Cameroon ends Brazil's dominance

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon made history in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Group match against Brazil in Qatar.

They did not only become the first African team to defeat La Seleccao at the global showpiece event but also the first to not lose against the South American powerhouse.

Cameroon, the only team from Africa to have ever beaten Brazil - 2003 FIFA Confederations - made it two wins against their esteemed opponents.

Source: Sports Brief News