Cameroon have lost eight of their last eight World Cups and Serbia have won nine of their last 11.
Despite Serbia winning 9 of its last 11, those 2 are the biggest underachievers of the past 3 decades. They probably won't make it to the last 16, but at least they had some fun.
International goalkeeper Andre Onana was dropped from the game squad on the morning of the match in an echo of the Lions' golden era.
A few minutes into the game, Serbia started well after a Mitrovic hit on the post and a flick-on by Nicolas N'Koulou that went wide.
However, Serbia fell behind in the 29th minute with the goal of Jean-Charles Castelletto. It felt like a tired script: promises and disappointments.
Goals from Strahinja Pavlovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic turned Serbia's way in first-half injury time.
In the end, Mitrovic's goal, after Cameroon had given up a throw-in, suggested there might be some truth to the claim that this is a new
There were 23 minutes left in the game. The last quarter was a chance for both sides. It is probably more suitable for Cameroon than Serbia because the sizes are disjointed.
Stojkovic had constant pacing in the technical area, repeated arms stretching and repeated clutching to his head.
Mitrovic was once blocked by Epasi, but always panicked when the ball got to him. Apart from preventing rot, both sides have also had the misfortune of getting injured
While Cameroon can contemplate yet another goalkeeping controversy, Serbia can contemplate yet another injury controversy.