Cameroon World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats
The Indomitable Lions are the most successful African side in terms of World Cup qualification, making it through to the finals on seven different occasions; but ever since their quarter final appearance in 1990, Cameroon have failed to live up expectation, falling at the first hurdle in the last four tournaments.
Manager: Volker Finke
Captain: Samuel Eto’o
World Cup Winners: N/A
World Cup Runners up: N/A
Best Finish: Quarter Final (Italy 1990)
Cameroon 2014 World Cup Preview:
Group Stage exits have become a familiar scenario for Cameroon, and their Group A opponents will not make it easy for them to overturn their run, with Brazil, Mexico and Croatia certain to provide a stern test in South America.
Samuel Eto’o still leads the line, and the 33-year-old remains nation’s great hope. Cameroon’s all-time top scorer is still among the goals, with a half-way decent season with Premier League club Chelsea proving he still has the goal-scoring touch, and his goal against Germany, one of the favourites for the World Cup, in a recent friendly shows that he can find the back of the net even against the toughest of opponents.
Backed up by Barcelona metronome Alex Song and exciting young striker Vincent Aboubakar; while Cameroon are a long-shot to make it out of Group A, Eto’o and the gang may spring a few suprises in South America.
Cameroon 2014 World Cup Squad:
Goalkeepers: Loic Feudjou (Coton Sport), Charles Itandje (Konyaspor), Sammy Ndjock (Fethiyespor)
Defenders: Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham Hotspur), Henri Bedimo (Olympique Lyon), Aurelien Chedjou (Galatasaray), Cedric Djeugou (Coton Sport), Nicolas Nkoulou (Olympique Marseille), Dany Nounkeu (Besiktas), Allan Nyom (Granada)
Midfielders: Enoh Eyong (Antalyaspor), Jean Makoun (Stade Rennes), Joel Matip (Schalke 04), Stephane Mbia (Sevilla), Benjamin Moukandjo (Nancy), Landry Nguemo (Girondins Bordeaux), Edgar Salli (Racing Lens), Alexandre Song (Barcelona)
Forwards: Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient), Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting (Mainz), Samuel Eto’o (Chelsea), Fabrice Olinga (Malaga), Achille Webo (Fenerbahce)
Key Player(s): Samuel Eto’o
Cameroon 2014 World Cup Stats: