World Football governing body, FIFA, has officially opened disciplinary proceedings against the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon over their behaviour in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup game against England.
“We can confirm that proceedings have now been opened by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee against the Cameroonian Football Association for alleged breaches related to article 52 and article 57 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code,” a FIFA spokesperson said on Wednesday.
“As proceedings are now ongoing, please understand that no further comment can be made at this stage. Further updates will be provided in due course.”
There were moments of chaos during Cameroon’s Women’s world Cup last-16 game loss to England. The first incident happened when England’s second goal was ruled offside then allowed after a VAR review; Cameroon players argued with the referee and for a long time refused to restart the match.
There were more chaotic scenes wwhen VAR ruled against them when they thought they had scored a goal in the second half.
Cameroon’s Yvonne Leuko saw a yellow card after catching Nikita Parris in the face with an elbow, and Alexandra Takounda was also booked for a poor challenge on Steph Houghton.
After the match, England boss Phil Neville expressed how disappointed he was with the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon. he said “it didn’t feel like football” and spoke of feeling “completely and utterly ashamed of the behaviour” of Cameroon.
England beat Cameroon 3-0 and are through to the last 16.