Fifa to investigate Cameroon behaviour in England defeat

Cameroon coach Alain Djeumfa (bottom) tries to console his team after Ajara Nchout’s goal was ruled out for offside

Fifa has confirmed they will launch an informal investigation in the behaviour of the Cameroonian players and staff during their defeat against England in the Women’s World Cup.

A spokesperson for Fifa said: “Please note that Fifa is currently looking into the matter at this stage. Further updates will be provided in due course.”

The African side have been widely criticised for their actions on the pitch with Isha Johansen, chair of the women’s football committee for the African Football Confederation stating the their behaviour “reflected badly on African football”.

England manager Phil Neville was particularly vocal in his post match interview saying he was “completely and utterly ashamed of the opposition”.

The Cameroon players appeared to refuse to restart play after an England goal which was given after inspection by VAR.

Cameroon could be considered lucky to have finished the game with 11 players on the pitch after two horror tackles either side of defender Augustine Ejangue appearing to spit on an English player’s arm.

The outcome of the investigation is expected in due course.

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