The score finished 3-3 in the Group G meeting in Qatar Mitrovic had given Serbia a two-goal cushion before they were pegged back. © Serhat Cagdas / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Serbia and Cameroon played out a pulsating World Cup encounter in Qatar which ended 3-3 and leaves both teams’ chances of reaching the knockout stages hanging by a thread.

In a helter-skelter match at Al Janoub Stadium on Monday, Serbia led 3-1 before Cameroon clawed themselves back into the game with two goals in the space of three minutes in the second half.

The result leaves both teams on one point from two games in Qatar, after Serbia lost their opening match against Brazil and the Africans suffered defeat to Switzerland.

Brazil play the Swiss later on Monday, with both teams knowing that a win would seal their spot in the knockout stages with one game to spare.

Cameroon and Serbia, however, will be aware that their hopes of reaching the last 16 depend on winning their final Group G games on Friday, when the Serbs meet Switzerland and Cameroon play Brazil. (RT)