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Cameroon facing huge task to reach World Cup last 16

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Squad

Goalkeepers: Charles Itandje (Konyaspor), Sammy Ndjock (Fetihespor), Loic Feudjou (Coton Sport)
Defenders: Allan Nyom (Granada), Dany Nounkeu (Besiktas), Cedric Djeugoue (Coton Sport), Aurelien Chedjou (Galatasaray), Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille), Henri Bedimo (Lyon), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham Hotspur)
Midfielders: Eyong Enoh (Antalyaspor), Jean Makoun (Rennes), Joel Matip (Schalke), Stephane Mbia (QPR), Landry Nguemo (Bordeaux), Alex Song (Barcelona), Edgar Salli (Lens)
Forwards: Samuel Eto'o (unattached), Eric Choupo Moting (Mainz), Benjamin Moukandjo (Nancy), Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient), Pierre Webo (Fenerbahce), Fabrice Olinga (Zulte-Waregem).

Fixtures

13th June v Mexico (Natal)

18th June v Croatia (Manaus)

23rd June v Brasil (Brasilia)

Strengths

Nicolas N’Koulou and Aurelien Chedjou form a solid central defensive partnership in front of stopper Charles Itandje. Cameroon’s best chance will come from parking the bus.

Weaknesses

The Africans lack creativity. There is no link between the midfield and attack to create chances for Samuel Eto’o.

Key Player

Charles Itandje. The Liverpool reject has put in some match-winning performances and will need to continue that form for shut out the like of Neymar.

Prediction

They scraped through qualifying and face a group containing the hosts and two mid-ranked teams, making them huge underdogs.

Odds

500/1

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