CELTIC flop Olivier Ntcham was involved in a World Cup sensation when Cameroon overcame Brazil 1-0 in the final Group G last night.
The midfielder, who cost Brendan Rodgers £4.5million from Manchester City in the summer of 2017, left the Hoops when his contract was scrapped by mutual consent in June last year.
Ntcham, 26, joined English Championship outfit Swansea after a move to Greek giants AEK Athens had fallen through. He had spent the second half of the previous season on loan at Marseille, but failed to impress after only six appearances and the Ligue 1 side decided not to take up the signing option.
GREEN FOR GO…Olivier Ntcham in action against Brazil.
However, the former French international who switched allegiances to the African nation came on as a 68th minute substitute with the game goalless against the five-time world champions in Qatar.
A stoppage-time header from Vincent Aboubakar earned his nation a shock victory over the South American superstars, but it wasn’t enough for the African side to claim a place in the last 16.
Cameroon went into the game knowing they needed to win to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the knock-out stages and got the points they needed although their matchwinner was immediately dismissed after picking up a second yellow card for overdoing his celebrations.
However, their mighty efforts were in vain with Switzerland’s 3-2 victory over Serbia left them in third spot on four points.
Brazil will now play South Korea for a place in the quarter-finals on Monday evening while Cameroon head home.
The Swiss face Portugal on Tuesday at 7pm
World Cup last-16 draw:
Netherlands v USA (today, 3)
Argentina v Australia (today, 7)
France v Poland (tomorrow, 3)
England v Senegal (tomorrow, 7)
Japan v Croatia (Monday, 3)
Brazil v South Korea (Monday, 7)
Morocco v Spain (Tuesday, 3)
Portugal v Switzerland (Tuesday, 3)