FIFA Confederations Cup – Cameroon and Australia draw to earn their first points

GROUP B 

Cameroon 1 – 1 Australia 

​Mark Milligan’s second-half penalty meant Australia and Cameroon had to settle for a 1-1 draw in the Confederations Cup in St Petersburg.

Both sides were chasing a win after losing their opening fixtures in Group B, but an end-to-end match saw the two teams cancel each other out and effectively end their chances of progression.

Andre Anguissa opened the scoring in first-half stoppage-time as he raced onto a long ball from defender Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui which exposed Australia’s high back-line before poking the ball over the head of onrushing goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.

The lead was short-lived, however, as Alex Gersbach was brought down inside the area and Milligan despatched the spot-kick with precision after the video assistant referee (VAR) had ruled in favour of Australia.

Both sides wasted good chances to win the game late on, with the final result ultimately helping neither side in the quest for qualification from the group.

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