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The First Indomitable Lion

When Roger Milla played his first game in the Cameroon national football team against Zaire in 1973, he was only 21 years old. Nine years later the African country made its first World Cup appearance in 1982.

The result of the first match was 0-0 against Peru but the Africans were really disappointed. Milla took the lead but the goal was wrongly disallowed for offside.

Cameroon was eliminated with three draw in 1982 but the miracle came true in 1990. Roger was 38 years old so he started all matches on the bench. He scored 4 goals as a substitute, two goals against Romania in the group stage and two goals against Columbia in the extra time in the Round of 16.

In 1994 Milla played only 71 minutes but it was enough to write history. When Milla scored a goal against Russia, at the age of 42, he became the oldest World Cup goalscorer of all time.

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