Cameroon’s 4-0 loss to Croatia in the 2014 World Cup ended with a fight between two of the team’s players. In the final minutes of Wednesday’s match, Benoit Assou-Ekotto head-butted Benjamin Moukandjo.
The incident occurred during the 89th minute of play. With the game out of reach, Assou-Ekotto took his frustrations out on his teammate, who appeared to be very confused. Forward Pierre Webo quickly stepped in between the two to try and diffuse the situation.
The fight reportedly almost spilled into the tunnel after the game was finished. However, Samuel Eto'o prevented the incident from getting out of hand.
After the game, coach Volker Finke could not believe what he had seen.
"It's unimaginable. I saw this happen and I need to find out exactly what happened, why exactly these two players exploded," said Finke.
"I hate to see that. It's not the image of Cameroon I want to project."
Earlier in the contest, Cameroon defender Alex Song was issued a red card for delivering an elbow to the back of Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic. The incident forced Cameroon to play with just 10 men in the second half.
The fight concluded what had been a nightmarish first two games for Cameroon. Even though they still have one game left in group play, the nation has been eliminated from the tournament. With no points against Mexico or Croatia, they have no chance of advancing to the round of 16.
Cameroon will face Brazil on Monday.