Country Report – Cameroon

    A look at the country’s demographics, football history and its squad status prior to the Qatar World Cup 2022.

    Number of inhabitants: approx. 27.2 million.

    Continent: Africa

    Confederation: CAF

    National Football Association: FCF

    Number of members: unknown (?% of total population)

    International trophies won: 5x Africa Cup of Nations

    Best World Cup result: Quarter-finals in 1990

    Key Players

    In the past: Eto’o, Milla, Song, Omam-Biyik, Geremi.

    Key current players: André Zambo-Anguissa, Bryan Mbeumo, Karl Toko Ekambi, André Onana, Vincent Aboubakar.

    Coach, formation and possible lineup

    Coach: Rigobert Song. (since 2022)

    Typical formation: 4-4-2 defensive or 4-3-3 attacking

    Possible lineup:

    • GK: André Onana (Inter)
    • LCB: Jean-Charles Castelletto (Nantes)
    • RCB: Michael Ngadeu (Gent)
    • LB: Nouhou (Seattle Sounders)
    • RB: Collins Fai (Al-Tai)
    • CM: André Zambo Anguissa (Napoli)
    • CM: Martin Hongla (Hellas Verona)
    • LW: Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon)
    • RW: Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford)
    • ST: Vincent Aboubakar (Al-Nassr)
    • ST: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Bayern)

    Age Report

    Players aged 25 or under in the current lineup: 3

    Players aged 32 or over in the current lineup: 1

    There is 1 player in this lineup that will (most likely) be playing his last World Cup this year: Choupo-Moting.

    There are 3 players in this lineup that can play at least two more: Mbeumo, Hongla and Nouhou.

    The remaining 7 players could play in one or in some cases two more World Cups.

    Youngest player: Bryan Mbeumo, born 7 August 1999 (23)

    Oldest player: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, born 23 March 1989 (33)

    Average squad age: 27.7

    World Cup Qatar – Group G


    Thursday 24 November Switzerland vs Cameroon

    Monday 28 November Cameroon vs Serbia

    Friday 2 December Cameroon vs Brazil

    Our view:

    Playing a 4-4-2 with two defensive central midfielders, Cameroon is tough to score against. When they in turn face an opponent with a defensive play-style though, they have great difficulty scoring themselves. Considering their opponents for the group stage in the upcoming World Cup (Switzerland, Serbia, Brazil) I expect Cameroon to have great difficulty scoring against Switzerland and Serbia, while the final match against Brazil might be their time to shine.

    My prediction is that there will be draws in the matches between Switzerland, Serbia and Cameroon. If Brazil should win against their first two opponents, they will be inclined to play their reserves in the last game. Of which Cameroon could very well profit. If not, it will be an early exit out of the World Cup.

    Prediction: Group stage exit

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