Cameroon coach Alain Djeumfa brands defeat to England a ‘miscarriage of justice’

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The England Lionesses clinched a place in yet another World Cup quarter-final after thumping Cameroon 3-0.

However, the scoreline hardly tells the tale of a game that was laced with controversy from start to finish.

Unsurprisingly, VAR was the catalyst after awarding England a goal before ruling one out for Cameroon - but the behaviour of Cameroon’s players throughout the game was simply beyond the pale.

How they managed to finish the game with their full quota of 11 players is simply baffling after the camera’s caught several red-card worthy offences.
Nikita Parris was blatantly elbowed, Toni Duggan spat on, and goalscorer Steph Houghton's fitness is now in doubt after a horror challenge in stoppage time.

At one point, it even looked as though Cameroon were set to walk off the pitch in protest.

Madness.

England manager Phil Neville’s scathing post-game interview said it all, as he blasted the Cameroon squad for their awful behaviour.

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However, Cameroon’s manager was obviously watching a different game after claiming that every decision was wrong in his post-match press conference.

Speaking in the aftermath of the dramatic last 16 tie, Alain Djeumfa pulled no punches as he lumped the blame on the referee and VAR.

“It was a miscarriage of justice. Why should I talk about anything other than that?

“Unfortunately it seems like the officials wanted something else and from that point on [the first goal] maybe the girls lost their tempers a bit.

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