Cameroon took down Brazil, 1-0, within the closing moments of Friday’s Group G match. Nonetheless, Brazil will nonetheless advance to the knockout stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, whereas Cameroon heads dwelling.
On the most recent “World Cup Now,” Cobi Jones and DaMarcus Beasley mentioned Brazil’s standing after the loss on Friday.
Cobi Jones on Brazil shedding: Congratulations to Cameroon on really setting a document there [for the] first time an African nation has crushed Brazil. However when it comes all the way down to it, Brazil [was] enjoying their second group, let’s be sincere about that. [Brazil is] nonetheless the strongest group within the group and looking out robust on the opposite facet. I will give a actuality examine to everybody: This match didn’t matter for Brazil. This was simply an additional sport, and it was extra “let’s relaxation our guys and provides ’em a break and provides the opposite guys a while to get a really feel for the World Cup expertise and what it should take and perceive the extent of the World Cup.”
DaMarcus Beasley on if loss to Cameroon is a wake-up name for Brazil: They’re going to be a bit upset, but it surely’s an even bigger image than simply shedding to Cameroon. Clearly, they know they’ve greater fish to fry occurring to the following spherical, enjoying in opposition to South Korea. I believe that this was at all times going to be a tricky sport for Brazil. Any time you modify eight or 9 gamers in a single setting, it should be a battle for any group. [It] does not matter how good gamers are as a result of they have not performed collectively on a constant foundation. I believe this was a good outcome. I believe Cameroon deserved it. Sure, Brazil had possibilities. May they’ve scored? After all, however it’s important to commend Cameroon and the way they defended. I stated at first that Cameroon has conceded in 9 straight World Cup matches, and eventually they didn’t. And it is a testomony to their dedication to defending and defending as a group.
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