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19:16  24 june  2019
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As FIFA launched an investigation into Cameroon ' s behaviour, Neville said: 'We've had seven million people watching us playing an international game against With the use of VAR the referee was able to clearly see the England forward was onside during the moment the pass was played, and correctly

In the 13th minute, England 's Toni Duggan was livid after Cameroon ' s Augustine Ejangue spat on her shirt. Steph Houghton gave England early lead at the The players were seen speaking to a FIFA official in the centre of the pitch at half time, reportedly regarding their conduct during the first half.

FIFA to probe Cameroon's conduct during England defeat© Marc Atkins / Getty Images Sport / Getty

World football's governing body, FIFA, said it will investigate Cameroon's behavior following a series of incidents during Sunday's knockout-round defeat to England at the Women's World Cup.

Three refereeing decisions in the 3-0 loss sparked anger from Cameroon, including an incident before the interval when players refused to restart the match, instead huddling together as a form of protest against a goal scored by Lionesses striker Ellen White.

A spokesperson for FIFA told BBC Sport that "further updates will be provided in due course."

FIFA's announcement came after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced its intention to investigate Cameroon's behavior.

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Cameroon refused to kick off for three minutes after White’ s goal stood thanks to VAR over-ruling an offside flag. And they were ready to abandon the game in protest when the TV ref chalked off a goal by There were also claims Cameroon accused Fifa of racism over the use of VAR during half time.

England play Cameroon in the Women' s World Cup Round of 16 on Sunday. A quarter-final spot is up for grabs, with the action kicking off at 16:30 BST. Cameroon came out onto the pitch a few minutes early and have apparently been spoken to about their conduct during the first half by a FIFA official.

"Whilst remaining proud of our African teams that participated in the FIFA Women's World Cup, yesterday's match between England and Cameroon reflected badly, not only on African women's football but African football on the whole," said Isha Johansen, a member of CAF's executive committee.

Other incidents during Sunday's match included England winger Nikita Parris being the victim of a violent elbow and teammate Steph Houghton being caught with a late tackle on the touchline by Cameroon's Alexandra Takounda. Video also surfaced of what appeared to be Cameroon defender Augustine Ejangue spitting on England's Toni Duggan.

"Clearly, when something happens like what happened yesterday, the disappointment that we saw on the pitch, we as Africans felt for Cameroon as a family, as one," Johansen added. "We take the collective blame, but at the same time, without sounding like we are condoning what happened, I think it's all about now actually understanding why it happened.

"These are the issues that I think CAF has got to address and will address, clearly so we can avoid the same mistakes happening."

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England beats Cameroon 3-0 to advance in World Cup.
VALENCIENNES, France — Steph Houghton scored on a rare free kick to set England on its way to a 3-0 victory over Cameroon on Sunday, clinching a place in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals after a game punctuated by the anger of the African team over VAR decisions. At times during the incident-filled game in northeast France, the Cameroon players looked like they might refuse to resume playing as they protested against decisions while referee Quin Liang struggled to maintain control. Houghton scored the first goal after the captain was set up for an indirect free kick in the penalty area in the 14th minute.

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