Christian Bassogog singled out for yellow after ENTIRE Cameroon squad rush on the pitch to celebrate


Unlucky sub Christian Bassogog is singled out for a yellow card even though the ENTIRE Cameroon squad rush onto the pitch to celebrate their opener in goal-fest with Serbia… then Serbia mimic their celebration at 2-1, with only Luka Jovic booked

The whole of Cameroon’s squad flocked onto the pitch to celebrate their opening goal against Serbia – which led to the referee singling out unlucky Christian Bassogog and booking him. 

Cameroon took on Serbia in Monday’s early kick-off as both sides sought to get their first points of the World Cup.

Jean-Charles Castelletto scored the opener after 29 minutes, which led to wild celebrations which the referee thought went too far. As a result, Bassogog was cautioned by the man in the middle, Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed from UAE. 

So when Sergej Milinkovic-Savic put Serbia in front just before half time, after Strahinja Pavlovic’s equaliser, they copied the celebration.

Cameroon substitute Christian Bassogog was booked for his role in celebrating the opener

Fiorentina’s Luka Jovic was then booked for his role in their excessive celebrations. 

The World Cup has seen a mixture of tired, lifeless showings, and some with a little more excitement. Cameroon’s clash with Serbia is definitely the latter of those, finishing in a 3-3 draw. Aleksandar Mitrovic put Serbia in a commanding position, only for Vincent Aboubakar and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to pull the Africans level. 

Bassogog was introduced to the action after 67 minutes, replacing Lyon’s Karl Toko Ekambi – with the earlier yellow card hanging over him. However, the game remained all square at the Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar. 

Serbia mimicked Cameroon's wild celebrations to celebrate taking the lead before half time

Serbia mimicked Cameroon’s wild celebrations to celebrate taking the lead before half time

Unusued sub Luka Jovic was booked for his involvement as Serbia went ahead in the first half

Unusued sub Luka Jovic was booked for his involvement as Serbia went ahead in the first half

The 27-year-old forward, who currently plays for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, was a member of Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations squad which won the 2017 tournament.

Meanwhile, former Real Madrid striker Jovic, who remained on the bench against Cameroon, has played 29 times for Serbia coming into the tournament. 

Serbia now prepare to face Switzerland on Friday, whilst Cameroon face Brazil in the final group stage game. Those two fixtures will be played simultaneously and the African nation must win to have any chance of going through.

Bassogog came off the bench for the last 23 minutes of the match, held at Al Janoub Stadium

Bassogog came off the bench for the last 23 minutes of the match, held at Al Janoub Stadium

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