Tuesday, Jan 31 2023 | Time 00:07 Hrs(IST)

Serbia, Cameroon keep WC hopes alive with 3-3 draw

Serbia, Cameroon keep WC hopes alive with 3-3 draw

Doha, Nov 28 (UNI) Serbia and Cameroon both experienced the pressure of coming from behind during a high-intensity Group G match on Monday and kept hopes alive of entering last 16 at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
On a sunny afternoon, Jean-Charles Castelletto tapped home from close range to open the scoring in the 29th minute when the unmarked Cameroon defender seized the chance to gift his first goal for his country after a corner from the left.
Serbia turned the game around thanks to two quick goals in first-half stoppage time.
Strahinja Pavlovic rose above the defenders to deliver a powerful header into the corner after the free-kick was lofted into the box, leveling the score at 1-1 and cheering supporters at the Al Janoub Stadium.
Serbian playmaker Sergej Milinkovic-Savic struck a low shot two minutes later to boost his side with a comfortable 2-1 lead at half time.
Eight minutes after the restart, Aleksandar Mitrovic, the central forward in a 3-4-2-1 formation, who also hit post for Serbia in the first half, delivered a tap-in to make it 3-1 after fluent short passes from teammates.
Cameroon, seeking the first victory at the World Cup finals since 2002, responded with courage and efficient counterattack.
Vincent Aboubakar delivered a lob to ease the pressure in the 63rd minute and ran in space to lay the ball across from the right for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to tap home three minutes later.

More News
Mamata announces Rs 5 lakh each for winning inaugural World Cup U-19  women cricket

Mamata announces Rs 5 lakh each for winning inaugural World Cup U-19 women cricket

30 Jan 2023 | 10:14 PM

Kolkata, Jan 30 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced a
monetary rewards of Rs 5 lakh each to four World Cup-winning cricketers, who represented Bengal
in the Indian team Under-19 Women, which won the inaugural Women's T20 championship in South
Africa on Sunday.

see more..

Ayush (154) & Suman (10-46) help Bengal U-25 team rout Sikkim by innings and 148 runs

30 Jan 2023 | 9:27 PM

Kolkata, Jan 30 (UNI) Ayush Kumar Singh scored a fine 154 while Suman Das bagged an impressive 10-wicket haul in the match including a hat-trick to help the Bengal under-25 team outclass Sikkim by an innings and 148 runs in the Col C K Nayudu Trophy on Monday.

see more..

Mukesh, Kazi a boost for Bengal in Ranji quarterfinals against Jharkhand

30 Jan 2023 | 9:21 PM

Kolkata, Jan 30 (UNI) Boosted by the inclusion of talented young batsman Kazi Junaid Saifi and
pacer Mukesh Kumar, a jubilant Bengal will aim to go all guns blazing to seal a place in the last four
when they take on Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals at the Eden Gardens starting Tuesday.

see more..

Few opening hiccups, but favourites progress

30 Jan 2023 | 9:15 PM

Indore, Jan 30 (UNI) Ankur Bhattacharjee of West Bengal, title favourite in the Boys Singles, was forced to drop a game by Khelendrajit Yengkhom of Manipur before winning 3-1 the Khelo India Youth Games that began at the Abhay Prashal here on Monday.

see more..

KIIT-KISS DU become associate partners for Rugby India for three years

30 Jan 2023 | 9:10 PM

Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (UNI) The KIIT and KISS DU on Monday entered into an agreement with the Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU) to promote and popularise Rugby both at the grassroots level and the high-performance level.

see more..