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Cameroon’s Aboubakar sets World Cup record



Vincent Aboubakar is sent off after scoring against Brazil
Doha, State of Qatar

Vincent Aboubakar on Friday became  the first player to score and be sent off in a World Cup match since Zinedine Zidane vs Italy in the 2006 final.

Amercan referee Ismail  El Fath  gave him a second yellow card which turns red. He got the matching order after he removed his shirt in celebrating the historic goal he scored against Brazil.

The goal meant the for the first time in World Cup history, Brazil had lost to an African team. It was also Cameroon’s first win of a World Cup match in 20 years.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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