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Saturday, 1 June, 2002, 08:27 GMT 09:27 UK

Irish hold Cameroon

Republic of Ireland 1-1 Cameroon

The Republic of Ireland showed there is life after Roy Keane as they earned a deserved draw with Cameroon in their opening group game.

Cameroon, tipped to make a big impression on the competition, backed up their credentials with a strong display filled with power and technique.

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Samuel Eto'o provided the inspiration and Patrick Mboma applied the finish, scoring for the Indominatable Lions just before half-time.

But Mick McCarthy's men were not to be denied and equalised courtesy of a Matt Holland strike in the 52nd minute.


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