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Cameroon v Colombia (1990 FIFA World Cup)

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Event  1990 FIFA World Cup
Referee  Tullio Lanese (Italy)
Date  23 June 1990
Attendance  50,026
Cameroon v Colombia (1990 FIFA World Cup)
Venue  Stadio San Paolo, Naples

Cameroon vs Colombia was a FIFA World Cup match that took place in the Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy on 23 June 1990, during the 1990 World Cup. Cameroon won 2–1, thus becoming the first African team to win a World Cup knockout match.


For both teams it was the first participation in the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup: Cameroon got there by winning Group B, Colombia instead obtained the qualification as one of the best third-placed teams. The race was decided in extra time; Milla, who came in the 54th minute, went to score after 106 and 109 minutes. In his second goal, Milla took the ball from the goalkeeper Higuita who was trying to dribble him near the halfway line. Redín pulled one back for Colombia after 115 minutes but it wasn't enough, Cameroon became the first African nation to reach the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup.


Cameroon v Colombia (1990 FIFA World Cup) Wikipedia

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