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Cameroon fume over VAR calls as England ease into quarters

Ajara Nchout of Cameroon Football Ferns knocked out of World Cup
Cary Erickson | 23 June, 2019, 22:13

White made it two in first half stoppage time.

Phil Neville was far from happy, despite his side's win.

That incensed Cameroon's players who appeared to nearly refuse to restart the contest as they argued with the referee in the middle of the pitch, furiously pointing to the screen in stadium which showed the replay.

However, when the incident was replayed on the big screen inside the stadium, the Cameroon players saw an England player in an offside position (but she was not interfering with play) and launched a furious protest.

Cameroon's Ajara Nchout (left) celebrates scoring their second goal with Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene.

The trend of European teams advancing to the World Cup quarterfinals continued Sunday, as England beat Cameroon 3-0 to join Germany and Norway in the last eight.

"I know we get these briefs about coming on TV and just saying it was a good win".

England now moves on to face Norway on Thursday with a spot in the semifinals on the line.

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"It didn't feel like football, if I'm going to be honest".

"That wasn't a World Cup last 16 in terms of the behavior that I want to see from footballers", he said, in part.

Neville believes a late tackle on Steph Houghton should've resulted in a red card.

"The young girls that are seeing that behaviour, for me it's not right".

The Football Ferns lost all three games at this year's tournament, beaten by the Netherlands and Canada as well, and failed to score a single goal.

"The behaviour was wrong because it's the image of women's football that's going out worldwide, about a team that comes to decide that they're refusing to play". If Cameroon take the emotion out of it, they will realise the goal is onside.

"So in the end they can count their lucky stars that it wasn't five and six".