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Cameroon draws late with Slovakia

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Midfielder Eyong Enoh scored in the 83rd minute Saturday to give Cameroon a 1-1 draw with Slovakia in a friendly between two World Cup teams.

Enoh slid the ball home past goalkeeper Dusan Kociak after sloppy defending by Slovakia to score Cameroon's first goal in three matches.


Sat., Jun. 4
Brazil 0-0 Netherlands | Recap
USA 0-4 Spain | Recap
Czech Rep. 0-0 Peru
Sun., Jun. 5
Poland 2-1 Argentina | Recap
Australia 3-0 New Zealand | Recap
Bolivia 0-2 Paraguay
China 1-0 Uzbekistan
Mon., Jun. 6
Ukraine 1-4 France | Recap
Tue., Jun. 7
Australia 0-0 Serbia | Recap
Japan 0-0 Czech Rep. | Recap
S. Korea 2-1 Ghana | Recap
Brazil 1-0 Romania | Recap
Venezuela 0-3 Spain | Recap
Italy 0-2 Ireland | Recap
Ecuador 1-1 Greece | Recap
Paraguay 0-0 Bolivia
Norway 1-0 Lithuania
Russia 0-0 Cameroon
Wed., Jun. 8
Uruguay 1-1 Netherlands | Recap
China 2-0 N. Korea

The team was still without key striker Samuel Eto'o, who has threatened to walk out of the World Cup after criticism by former player Roger Milla. Eto'o was given time to rest after winning the Champions League final with Inter Milan last week.

Cameroon put pressure on Slovakia for most of the match but created only few chances.

Midfielder Kamil Kopunek gave Slovakia an early lead with a shot from 20 meters (yards) in the sixth minute.

Slovakia substitute Stanislas Sestak appeared to make it 2-0 early in the second half when his shot hit the cross bar and the ball seemed to bounce back into the field from behind the line, but the referee did not blow the whistle.

Slovakia plays New Zealand, Paraguay and Italy in Group F, while Cameroon is in Group E with Japan, Denmark and the Netherlands at the World Cup finals in South Africa.


Slovakia: Dusan Kuciak (Dusan Pernis, 85), Peter Pekarik (Martin Jakubko, 88), Martin Skrtel, Jan Durica, Marek Cech, Kamil Kopunek, Juraj Kucka (Radoslav Zabavnik, 77), Miroslav Stoch (Dusan Svento, 46), Jan Kozak (Vladimir Weiss, 46), Marek Hamsik, Erik Jendrisek (Stanislav Sestak, 46).

Cameroon: Souleymanou Hamidou, Aurelien Chedjou (Geremi Njitap, 67), Nicolas Nkoulou, Sebastien Bassong, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Aboubakar Vincent (Marcel Ndjeng, 67), Alexandre Song (Joel Matip, 86), Eyong Enoh, Jean Makoun (Georges Mandjeck, 46), Achille Webo, Achille Emana (Dorge Kouemaha, 73).

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