Indomitable Lions match against Australia ends in draw

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A full-time score of 1-1 didn't particularly suit either team, with positive results required against Chile and Germany respectively if either are to have any hope of progressing to the Semi-Finals.

Like Australia, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are eager to start their second match in sharper style than their first - which ended in a 2-0 loss to Chile.

"I don't see any game as more winnable than any other".

Aboubakar had two chances to make amends for his earlier miss, but under pressure from Degenek, he couldn't convert Bassogog's cross, and he also headed another delivery over.

After the match, the Socceroos boss told SBS TV, "We controlled large parts of the game".

Aboubakar declined to answer questions when walking through the stadium's post-match media zone.

Classy finishWhile he has clocked up 50-odd appearances for L'OM and earned his fifth cap for Cameroon on Thursday, Zambo Anguissa had not, until that match, ever found the net as a professional player.

Still, he should have added to that total in the 57th minute at St. Petersburg stadium.

Despite leveling the contest after the break courtesy of a Mark Milligan penalty, the Aussies finished the match holding on for the point while Cameroon surged for a victor, meaning that, in order to progress from here, the Socceroos will need to beat South American supremos Chile by two clear goals, a task unlikely to be achieved.

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Aboubakar later got into excellent positions beyond the Australia defense, but fired too high with a right-foot shot and then a glancing header.

"We are searching", Broos insisted, three times, in French.

A team dinner started at 10 p.m. Tuesday after its official bus to training was also late arriving at the hotel, then got stuck in traffic.

"But I don't want to be the nation that just looks to knock off one scalp every two years".

But they did break the deadlock on the stroke of half-time as Zambo Anguissa latched on to Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui's lofted throughball to flick over Ryan, whose decision to come off his line proved ill-advised. Especially the way we play.

Australia fought with a physical edge to its game, and leveled from the penalty spot in the 60th. Alex Gersbach replaced Aziz Behich in the left wing back role after Behich was tormented by the world champions, and Robbie Kruse promoted to a starting berth after his decisive contribution to the Socceroos' improved second half showing in Sochi, with Massimo Luongo benched.

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou lamented another lapse in defense after conceding untimely goals in an opening 3-2 loss against Germany.

"We're still alive in the tournament, the point tonight keeps us in it", Postecoglou said.

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