France 2019: FIFA review Cameroon disgrace but Africans in denial

June 26 – FIFA says it is “currently looking into” Cameroon’s behaviour during their World Cup last-16 defeat by England.

England’s 3-0 victory on Sunday was marred by Cameroon’s reaction to two video assistant referee decisions and poor challenges on England’s players.

A FIFA spokesperson told the BBC that “further updates will be provided in due course”.

There was an on-pitch protest by Cameroon’s players after England’s second goal, scored by Ellen White, was awarded by VAR. Cameroon were also visibly upset when, with the score at 2-0, Ajara Nchout’s goal was ruled out for offside by VAR.

They were fortunate to finish the game with 11 players on the pitch after Yvonne Leuko was booked for an apparent elbow on England winger Nikita Parris, Augustine Ejangue spat on Toni Duggan and Alexandra Takounda was shown a yellow card for a late challenge on captain Steph Houghton in stoppage time.

Speaking after the match, England boss Phil Neville said he was “ashamed” by Cameroon’s behaviour, adding it “didn’t feel like football”.
But Cameroon coach Alain Djeumfa blamed the referee in his post-match news conference, saying the match was a “miscarriage of justice”.

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