WORLD CUP'S 101 MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS: ENGLAND COME BACK IN EXTRA TIME
Each day between now and the kickoff of the first match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Nov. 20, we'll unveil a different memory from World Cup history.
The countdown from 101 continues with England's extra-time comeback.
No African team has ever advanced as far as a World Cup semifinal.
But Cameroon came as close as any more than 30 years ago, when they were leading England 2-1 with just eight minutes remaining in their quarterfinal meeting in Naples.
Led by 38-year-old striker Roger Milla, the Indomitable Lions became the darlings of Italia ‘90 after upsetting defending champ Argentina in the opening match.
And then two goals five minutes apart in the second half against England had them on the cusp of the final four.
But with time winding down, Cameroon imploded. First, they conceded a penalty that Gary Lineker converted to force 30 additional minutes.
Then, during extra time, they gave up another spot kick. Lineker scored that one, too, en route to England’s 3-2 victory.
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