Brazil secured a top position in Group G and Round 16 match with South Korea despite a shock 1-0 defeat to Cameroon at the Lusail Iconic Stadium. Cameroon forward Vincent Aboubakar was sent off for celebrating after hitting its opening goal against Brazil in the final Group G match of the FIFA World Cup.

The 30-year-old scored a header from a Jerome Mbekeli cross, putting the Indomitable Lions ahead, two minutes into the second half injury time. He became the third African player to score against Brazil in the FIFA World Cup, after Didier Drogba in 2010 and Joel Matip in 2014.

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This was his second goal in the 2022 World Cup, with the first coming against Serbia in the second group stage match. He also became the first player to score and be sent off in a World Cup match since Zinedine Zidane against Italy in 2006 final.

Who is Vincent Aboubakar?

Vincent Aboubakar is a Cameroonian professional footballer and captain of the Cameroon national team. He also plays as a striker for the Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr.

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He was born on January 22, 1992, in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Aboubakar started his career at Cotton Spot and moved to Europe in 2010 playing
for Ligue 1 clubs Valenciennes and Lorient. He made a total of 109 appearances
and scored 106 goals in France’s top division.

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Since his international debut in May 2010, Aboubakar has
earned over 90 caps for Cameroon. He made his debut in the friendly match
against Slovakia on May 29, 2010. He was a part of Cameroon’s teams for the
2010, 2014, and 2022 FIFA World Cups. He also played in the Africa Cup of
Nations in 2015, 2017, and 2021. He scored the winning goal in the final of the
2017 tournament and was the highest goalscorer of the 2021 edition.