World Cup Preview: Cameroon


 

 

 

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The Indomitable Lions need to show their roar and not just growl through the group if they are going to cause any damage in Brazil.

Cameroon have failed to make it past the group stages of a World Cup since they captivated football in 1990 where they defeated holders Argentina and gave England a scare in the Quarter Finals.

Roger Milla was the star of that tournament, the 38 year old  making a big impression, including inventing the art of celebrating a goal.

Samuel Eto’o is the main man for the Africans these days but thankfully for Cameroon is not as old as 38 (despite what Jose Mourinho might say) but at 33 this could well be his last World Cup.

Eto’o needs to hit the ground running against Mexico in the group opener if Cameroon have any chance of making the last 16 in 14 years.

Nine goals in 21 games will stand him in good stead to build on and he may just have extra motivation to prove a point to now former boss Mourinho following his release from Chelsea.

A lot of hopes lie on Cameroon’s all time top goalscorer but a lack of creative options in midfield may mean that the captain won’t get the openings he needs.

Defence could be the best form of attack with Nicolas N’Koulou being a rock in the back four and former Liverpool Goalkeeper Charles Intandje between the sticks.

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