- The African champions succumbed to pressure in the latter stages of the game
- Arturo Vidal nodded-home the first goal for Chile eight minutes from full time
- Eduardo Vargas completed the win for the South American champions with his last gasp finish
A sensational header by Arturo Vidal in the 83rd minute and a stoppage-time sitter by Eduardo Vargas was all Chile needed to defeat stubborn Cameroon at the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
The South American champions are now in the driving seat of Group B with 3 points after cruising past the AFCON 2017 winners.
The match which was played at the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow was full of controversies as a result of late decisions by the newly adopted ‘Video Assistant Referee’ (VAR) system.
It was all about the South Americans in the entire first half, but they missed a couple of chances.
Chile however got the ball into the back of the net, but the goal was ruled out by VAR as Vargas who was set-up by Vidal was adjudged to be in an offside position right on the stroke of half-time.
There were very few chances created in the second half and as it looked like Cameroon will manage to get a point, Arturo Vidal nodded home in the 82nd minute to break the hearts of the Africans.
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Eduardo Vargas completed the win for Chile with his last gasp finish three minutes into stoppage time. It ended; Cameroon 0-2 Chile.
Australia and Germany will face-off on Monday, June 19 in the second Group B game.
Meanwhile, below is a video of the Super Eagles preparing for the World Cup qualifiers.