Football World Cup: Cameroon refuses to continue playing - sports
- England's women footballers move confidently into the quarter-finals after a 3-0 win against Cameroon.
- But because of controversial referee decisions it comes to protests. The Cameroonians refuse to play for a short time.
- France also reach the quarter-finals - but against Brazil but in extra time.
Accompanied by fierce protests from the opponents of Cameroon, England's football women have finally confidently moved into the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The team of coach Phil Neville sat down on Sunday in Valenciennes after several interventions by the German video fever Bastian Dankert 3: 0 (2: 0) and meet in the next round on Thursday in Le Havre on Norway. Steph Houghton (15 minutes), Ellen White (45. + 4) and Alex Greenwood (58.) scored the goals for the English girls.
Shortly before the half-time break, the game was facing a possible demolition, as the Cameroonians gathered in protest against the goal decision of video referee Dankert at the center circle. The German Fifa referee had rightly revised the offside decision of the insecure referee Liang Qin from China.
Tumultuous scenes in the cabin
Only after a break lasting several minutes, the game was resumed. In the cabin passage it should then have come to tumultuous scenes and vehement reproaches of Cameroonian women. This continued the discussion about the video evidence at the Women's World Cup.
In the second half was on intervention by Dankert the possible goal by Cameroon Ajara Nchout (48.) withdrawn because of an offside position. Once again African women were followed by violent protests. Captain Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene had to convince her colleagues to continue playing.
Former Cameroonian star Samuel Eto'o watched in disbelief as grandstand guest. Eventually, Liang Qin (78.) did not play a penalties for England after completing video studies. Alexandra Takounda was penalized in the eighth minute of injury time after a bad foul on Houghton with a yellow card, also this scene looked again at Qin against a possible dismissal in the Review Area.
French women tremble in the quarterfinals
In the evening captain Amandine Henry shot France's women's footballers into the quarter-finals of the home World Cup. The 29-year-old gave coach Corinne Diacre's team a narrow win in the 107th minute in Le Havre, only in extra time to beat Brazil 2-1 (1-1, 0-0).
In front of around 25,000 spectators, the French side took the lead in the round of 16 against Marta and Co. by Valerie Gauvin in the 52nd minute. Shortly thereafter, goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi kept their team with a splendid save first before the equalizer before Thaisa (63.) but still scored the 1-1.
Henry then caused boundless cheers at the Stade Oceane. France play in the round of the last eight against Spain or defending champions USA, which meet on Monday (18.00 clock) in Reims.