Cameroon are in Group G at the World Cup and face Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland.
They have played at the tournament more than any other African side, competing eight times since their debut in 1982, and return to the global stage after missing out on a place at Russia in 2018.
Cameroon booked their World Cup place at Qatar 2022 in dramatic fashion. They came top of their initial CAF group, finishing two points ahead of Ivory Coast after winning five of their six matches.
Cameroon, having replaced head coach Toni Conceicao with Rigobert Song, then faced a strong Algeria side in their CAF play-off and lost the first leg 1-0 at home. Winning 1-0 in Algeria and with the match in extra-time, they conceded a 118th-minute equaliser and looked to be destined to miss out again. Karl Toko Ekambi then became the nation’s hero, scoring the all-important winner in the 124th minute of the match.
Cameroon’s squad has several names that followers of European football will be familiar with, including Andre Onana, Andre-Frank Anguissa and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
Brentford’s France-born Bryan Mbeumo has recently switched his nationality and has also been selected.
Switzerland defeated Cameroon 1-0 in the opening Group G matchup Thursday.
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Cameroon’s World Cup squad
Goalkeepers: Simon Ngapandouetnbu (Marseille), Devis Epassy (Abha), Andre Onana (Inter);
Defenders: Nicolas Nkoulou (Aris), Christopher Wooh (Rennes), Nouhou Tolo (Seattle Sounders), Olivier Mbaizo (Philadelphia Union), Collins Fai (Al-Tai), Jean-Charles Castelletto (Nantes), Enzo Ebosse (Udinese);
Midfielders: Olivier Ntcham (Swansea City), Pierre Kunde (Olympiacos), Martin Hongla (Hellas Verona), Samuel Gouet (Mechelen), Gael Ondoua (Hannover 96), Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Napoli), Jerome Ngom (Colombe Dja);
Forwards: Moumi Ngamaleu (Dynamo Moscow), Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Besiktas), Vincent Aboubakar (Al-Nassr), Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon), Jean-Pierre Nsame (Young Boys), Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Bayern Munich), Christian Bassogog (Shanghai Shenhua), Marou Souaibou (Coton Sport).
Cameroon’s World Cup fixtures and results
Thursday, November 24: Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon
Monday, November 28: Cameroon vs Serbia
Friday, December 2: Cameroon vs Brazil
Cameroon squad analysis
Samuel Eto’o has long hung up his boots, but his shadow looms very large over this Cameroon team. As president of the country’s football federation, the former Inter Milan star’s strong views – including predicting Cameroon will play Morocco at this year’s World Cup final – cannot be separated from the national team…
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