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Cameroon beaten by Chile in opener of FIFA Confederations Cup


<p>Cameroon, the African champions were handed a losing start to their Confederations Cup campaign which kicked off in Russia over the weekend.</p> <p>The Indomitable Lions lost 2 – 0 to Chile (Copa America champions) thanks to late goals from Auturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas.</p> <p>The South American champions were however denied an earlier goal after the Video Assistant Referee (<span class="caps">VAR</span>) ruled out a legitimate goal by Vargas on the stroke of halftime.</p> <p>Hugo Broos’ side next take on Australia on Thursday in a match they have to win to keep alive their chances of progressing. </p> <p>The 2017 African Nations Championship winners are in Group B, with Germany, the reigning world champions. Chile two-time winner of the Copa America and Australia.</p> <p>Group A consists of Portugal, European champions; Russia, Mexico and New Zealand. </p> <p>The eight teams taking part in the competition will share $20 million. The winner will receive $4.1 million and the losing finalist gets $3.6 million, the remaining will be shared among the others.</p> <p>The competition takes place from 17 June to 2 July 2017.</p>
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