Cameroon national football team

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Cameroon
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Lions Indomptables
(The Indomitable Lions)
Association Fédération Camerounaise de Football
Sub-confederation UNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Volker Finke
Captain Samuel Eto'o
Most caps Rigobert Song (137)
Top scorer Samuel Eto'o (55)
Home stadium Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
FIFA code CMR
FIFA ranking 50 Steady 0
Highest FIFA ranking 11 (November 2006)
Lowest FIFA ranking 79 (February 2013)
Elo ranking 56
Highest Elo ranking 12 (June 2003)
Lowest Elo ranking 76 (April 1995)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Belgian Congo 3–2 French Cameroon France
(Belgian Congo; September 1956)
Biggest win
 Cameroon 9–0 Chad 
(DR Congo; April 1965)
Biggest defeat
 Norway 6-1 Cameroon Cameroon
(Oslo, Norway; 31 October 1990)
 Russia 6–1 Cameroon Cameroon
(Palo Alto, California, USA; 28 June 1994)
 Costa Rica 5–0 Cameroon Cameroon
(San José, Costa Rica; 9 March 1997)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1982)
Best result Quarter-final; 1990
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 16 (First in 1970)
Best result Winners, 1984, 1988,
2000, 2002
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2001)
Best result Runners-up, 2003
Lions Indomptables former crest

The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed in French Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions), is the national team of Cameroon. It is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and has qualified seven times for the FIFA World Cup, more than any other African team (in 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014). However, the team has only made it once out of the group stage. They were the first African team to reach the quarter-final of the World Cup, in 1990, losing to England in extra time. They have also won four Africa Cup of Nations titles.

History[edit]

First games[edit]

Cameroon played its first match against Djibouti in 1960, winning 9–2. They first qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations in 1970, but were knocked out in the first round. Two years later, as host nation, the Indomitable Lions finished third in the 1972 Africa Cup of Nations. They would not qualify for the competition for another ten years.

FIFA 1982 first time World Cup[edit]

Cameroon qualified for its first FIFA World Cup in 1982. With the increase of 16 to 24 teams Cameroon qualified along with Algeria to represent Africa in Spain. Cameroon was drawn into group 1 with Italy, Poland, and Peru. In their first game Cameroon faced Peru and drew 0-0. They then had a second goalless draw with Poland before a surprise 1-1 draw with Italy. Despite being unbeaten they failed to qualify for the second round.

African Nations, 1984[edit]

Two years later Cameroon qualified for the 1984 Africa Cup of Nations, held in Côte d'Ivoire. They finished second in their first-round group before beating Algeria on penalties in the semi-final. In the final, Cameroon beat Nigeria 3–1 with goals from René N'Djeya, Théophile Abega and Ernest Ebongué to become champions of Africa for the first time.

FIFA 1990 World Cup[edit]

Cameroon qualified for the 1990 World Cup by surpassing Nigeria and beating Tunisia in the final round playoff. In the final tournament Cameroon were drawn into group B with Argentina, Romania, and the Soviet Union. Cameroon defeated defending champions Argentina in the opening game 1–0 with a goal scored by François Omam-Biyik. Cameroon later defeated Romania 2–1 and lost to the Soviet Union 0–4, becoming the first side to top a World Cup Finals group with a negative goal difference. In the second round Cameroon defeated Colombia 2–1 with the 38 year old Roger Milla scoring two goals in the extra time. In the quarter finals Cameroon faced England. After 25 minutes England's David Platt scored for England. In the second half however Cameroon came back with a 61st minute penalty from Emmanuel Kundé and took the lead with Eugène Ekéké on 65 minutes. England however equalized in the 83rd minute with a penalty from Gary Lineker. Lineker made in 3–2 for England with a penalty in the 105th minute. The team was coached by Russian manager and former player Valeri Nepomniachi.

FIFA 1994 World Cup[edit]

The 1994 World Cup in the USA saw the adjustment of representation for three African teams qualify. Cameroon qualified with Nigeria and Morocco. In the final tournament Cameroon were drawn into group B with Sweden, Brazil, and Russia. After a 2–2 draw against Sweden, Cameroon were determined to make an impact. However a 3–0 loss to Brazil and a 6–1 loss to Russia knocked them out. In their last game against Russia, the then 42 year old Roger Milla became the oldest player to play and score in a World Cup Finals match.

FIFA 1998 World Cup[edit]

The 1998 World Cup in France saw the increase of 24 to 32 teams. Cameroon qualified alongside five African countries. After qualifying as expected, Cameroon were drawn into group B with Italy, Chile, and Austria. Despite drawing with Chile and Austria, a 3–0 defeat to Italy saw Cameroon finish bottom of the group, and they were eliminated as a result. It was an unfortunate elimination, since Cameroon had led Austria 1-0 until the 90th minute, and had two goals dubiously ruled out in a 1-1 draw with Chile. Cameroon had three players sent off in the course of the tournament, more than any other team, despite only playing three games out of a possible seven. They also had the highest card count per game of any team, collecting an average of four bookings in each match they played.[1]

2002 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Cameroon qualified for the 2002 World Cup in Korea-Japan clinching first place in their group which included Angola, Zambia, and Togo. In a warm-up game, Cameroon again came close to being the first African team to defeat England, in a 2–2 draw. England as yet haven`t beaten an African nation. Cameroon were drawn into group E with Germany, Ireland, and Saudi Arabia. Cameroon started with a 1–1 draw with Ireland after giving up the lead and later defeated Saudi Arabia 1–0. In their last game Cameroon were defeated 2–0 by Germany and were narrowly eliminated by the Irish who had not lost a game.

Missing out on Germany 2006[edit]

In the 2006 World Cup qualifying round Cameroon were drawn into group 3 with Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, and Benin. Cameroon led the group for most of the time until their final game. On October 8, 2005 Cameroon drew with Egypt 1–1 while Côte d'Ivoire defeated Sudan 3–1. This result prevented Cameroon from making the World Cup.

2010 World Cup Qualification[edit]

In Cameroon's 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign, the team was grouped with the Gabon, Togo, and Moroccan national football teams. After a slow start in their campaign, with a loss to Togo, the coach of Cameroon, Otto Pfister, resigned. Frenchman Paul Le Guen was appointed as the new coach after a draw against Morocco. Le Guen's appointment caused an uprise in Cameroon's spirits as they got a win against Gabon in Libreville, followed by another win against the Panthers four days later in Yaounde. One month later, they defeated Togo in Yaounde by 3 goals. On November 14, 2009, Cameroon defeated the Atlas Lions of Morocco 2–0 in Fez in their last match of their campaign. Gabon was also defeated by Togo 1–0 in Lome. Both results caused Cameroon to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.[2]

The Indomitable Lions were the first team to be mathematically eliminated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, going out in their second group match to Denmark after losing it 1–2, following a 0–1 defeat to Japan.

Controversy about sleeveless and one-piece kits[edit]

Cameroon used sleeveless PUMA shirts at the 2002 African Cup of Nations in Mali. FIFA, however, didn't allow Cameroon to use the same kits at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and black sleeves were added to the shirts.[3] The 2004 African Cup of Nations witnessed Cameroon again run into controversy regarding their kits. PUMA had designed a one-piece kit for the Cameroon team which FIFA declared illegal, stating that the kits must have separate shirts and shorts. FIFA then imposed fines on Cameroon and deducted six points from their qualifying campaign. PUMA argued that a two-piece kit is not stated as a requirement in the FIFA laws of the game. PUMA however lost the case in court, and Cameroon were forced to wear two-piece kits, but FIFA subsequently restored the six qualifying points to Cameroon.

The death of a team member[edit]

In the 72nd minute of the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final between Cameroon and Colombia, midfielder Marc-Vivien Foé collapsed. He was pronounced dead several hours later. In the final against France, Cameroon wore shirts embroidered with Foé's name and dates of birth and death.

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to
Chile 1962
Did Not Enter
England 1966 Withdrew
Mexico 1970 to
Argentina 1978
Did Not Enter
Spain 1982 Group Stage 17th 3 0 3 0 1 1
Mexico 1986 Did Not Qualify
Italy 1990 Quarter-Final 8th 5 3 0 2 7 9
United States 1994 Group Stage 22nd 3 0 1 2 3 11
France 1998 Group Stage 25th 3 0 2 1 2 5
South Korea Japan 2002 Group Stage 20th 3 1 1 1 2 3
Germany 2006 Did Not Qualify
South Africa 2010 Group Stage 31st 3 0 0 3 2 5
Brazil 2014 Qualified
Russia 2018 To Be Determined
Qatar 2022
Total Quarter-Final 6/19 20 4 7 9 17 34

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999
South Korea Japan 2001 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 2 4 Squad
France 2003 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 3 1 Squad
Germany 2005 Did Not Qualify
South Africa 2009
Brazil 2013
Russia 2017 To Be Determined
Qatar 2021
Total Runners-up 2/8 8 4 1 3 5 5 -

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Host nation(s) / Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Sudan 1957 Did Not Enter
Egypt 1959
Ethiopia 1962
Ghana 1963
Tunisia 1965
Ethiopia 1968 Did Not Qualify
Sudan 1970 Round 1 5 3 2 0 1 7 5
Cameroon 1972 Third Place 3 5 3 1 1 10 5
Egypt 1974 Did Not Qualify
Ethiopia 1976
Ghana 1978
Nigeria 1980
Libya 1982 Round 1 5 3 0 3 0 1 1
Ivory Coast 1984 Champions 1 5 3 1 1 9 3
Egypt 1986 Runners-up 2 5 3 2 0 8 5
Morocco 1988 Champions 1 5 3 2 0 4 1
Algeria 1990 Round 1 5 3 1 0 2 2 3
Senegal 1992 Fourth Place 4 5 2 2 1 4 3
Tunisia 1994 Did Not Qualify
South Africa 1996 Round 1 9 3 1 1 1 5 7
Burkina Faso 1998 Quarter-Final 8 4 2 1 1 5 4
GhanaNigeria 2000 Champions 1 6 3 2 1 11 5
Mali 2002 Champions 1 6 5 1 0 9 0
Tunisia 2004 Quarter-Final 6 4 1 2 1 7 6
Egypt 2006 Quarter-Final 5 4 3 1 0 8 2
Ghana 2008 Runners-up 2 6 4 0 2 14 8
Angola 2010 Quarter-Final 7 4 1 1 2 6 8
GabonEquatorial Guinea 2012 Did Not Qualify
South Africa 2013
Morocco 2015 To Be Determined
Libya 2017
Total 4 Titles 16/29 71 37 20 14 110 67
*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Summer Olympics[edit]

Olympic Games Record
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
United Kingdom 1908 Did Not Enter
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920
France 1924
Netherlands 1928
Nazi Germany 1936
United Kingdom 1948
Finland 1952
Australia 1956
Italy 1960
Japan 1964 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976 Did Not Enter
Soviet Union 1980 Did Not Qualify
United States 1984 Round 1 11th 3 1 0 2 3 5
South Korea 1988 Did Not Qualify
Spain 1992
United States 1996
Australia 2000 Champions 1st 6 3 3 0 11 8
Greece 2004 Did Not Qualify
China 2008 Quarter-Final 8th 4 1 2 1 2 3
United Kingdom 2012 Did Not Qualify
Brazil 2016 To Be Determined
Japan 2020
Total 1 Title 3/23 13 5 5 3 16 16
*Cameroon is represented by its Under-23 squad.

Schedule[edit]

Cameroon 2012-2013 Record

Wins Draws Losses GF GA
9 5 6 16 14
Date Opponent Result Score* Venue Competition
Results
29 February 2012  Guinea-Bissau W 1–0 Guinea-Bissau Estádio Nacional 24 de Setembro, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau 2013 AFCON Qualification
26 May 2012  Guinea W 2–1 France Stade Armand Micheletti, Amanvillers, France International Friendly
2 June 2012  DR Congo W 1–0 Cameroon Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
10 June 2012  Libya L 1–2 Tunisia Stade Taïeb Mhiri, Sfax, Tunisia 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
16 June 2012  Guinea-Bissau W 1–0 Cameroon Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon 2013 AFCON Qualification
8 September 2012  Cape Verde L 0–2 Cape Verde Estádio da Várzea, Praia, Cape Verde 2013 AFCON Qualification
14 October 2012  Cape Verde W 2–1 Cameroon Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon 2013 AFCON Qualification
16 October 2012  Colombia L 0–3 Colombia Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia International Friendly
14 November 2012  Albania D 0–0 Switzerland Stade de Genève, Carouge, Switzerland International Friendly
6 February 2013  Tanzania L 0–1 Tanzania Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania International Friendly
23 March 2013  Togo W 2–1 Cameroon Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
2 June 2013  Ukraine D 0–0 Ukraine Kyiv Olympic Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine International Friendly
9 June 2013  Togo W 3–0[note 1] Togo Stade de Kégué, Lomé, Togo 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
16 June 2013  DR Congo D 0–0 Democratic Republic of the Congo Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, Congo DR 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
28 July 2013  Gabon W 1–0 Cameroon Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon 2014 African Nations Championship Qualification
10 August 2013  Gabon L 0–1 Gabon Stade d'Angondjé, Libreville, Gabon 2014 African Nations Championship Qualification
26 August 2013  DR Congo L 0–1 Cameroon Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua, Cameroon 2014 African Nations Championship Qualification
30 August 2013  DR Congo D 1–1 Democratic Republic of the Congo Stade TP Mazembe, Lubumbashi, Congo DR 2014 African Nations Championship Qualification
8 September 2013  Libya W 1–0 Cameroon Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
13 October 2013  Tunisia D 0–0 Tunisia Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès, Tunisia 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
17 November 2013  Tunisia W 4–1 Cameroon Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Cameroon 2014 Record

Wins Draws Losses GF GA
0 0 1 1 5
Date Opponent Result Score* Venue Competition
Results
5 March 2014  Portugal L 1–5 Portugal Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria, Portugal International Friendly
26 May 2014  Macedonia Austria Kufstein Arena, Kufstein, Austria International Friendly
29 May 2014  Paraguay Austria Kufstein Arena, Kufstein, Austria International Friendly
1 June 2014  Germany Germany Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach, Germany International Friendly
14 June 2014  Mexico Brazil Arena das Dunas, Natal, Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup
18 June 2014  Croatia Brazil Arena Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup
23 June 2014  Brazil Brazil Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup

* Cameroon score always listed first

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

On July 30, 2011, for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification Preliminary Draw at the Marina da Glória in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Cameroon were placed in the 1st pot and drawn in Group I with Libya, Togo and Congo DR. Cameroon started their qualifying campaign on June 2, 2012 against Congo DR which resulted in a 1-0 win. Cameroon then played Libya on June 10, 2012 and ended up losing 2-1. Cameroon won the group with 13 points following a 1-0 home win to Libya. The latter following with 9 points, Congo DR in third place with 6 points, eith Togo finishing last with 4 points. Because Cameroon finished first in Group I, they advanced to the final Third round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifications.[6]

Group I[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 6 4 1 1 8 3 +5 13
 Libya 6 2 3 1 5 3 +2 9
 DR Congo 6 1 3 2 3 3 0 6
 Togo 6 1 1 4 4 11 −7 4
  Cameroon Democratic Republic of the Congo Libya Togo
Cameroon  1–0 1–0 2–1
DR Congo  0–0 0–0 2–0
Libya  2–1 0–0 2–0
Togo  0–3* 2–1 1–1


2 June 2012
15:30 UTC+1
Cameroon  1–0  DR Congo
Choupo-Moting Goal 54' (pen.) Report

10 June 2012
17:00 UTC+1
Libya  2–1  Cameroon
Zuway Goal 6'
Ahniash Goal 90+3'
Report Choupo-Moting Goal 15'

23 March 2013
15:30 UTC+1
Cameroon  2–1  Togo
Eto'o Goal 41' (pen.)82' Report Womé Goal 45+1'
Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)

9 June 2013
15:30 UTC±0
Togo  0–3
Awarded[note 1]
 Cameroon
Amewou Goal 31'
Atakora Goal 71'
Report

16 June 2013
15:30 UTC+1
DR Congo  0–0  Cameroon
Report
Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Badara Diatta (Senegal)

8 September 2013
15:30 UTC+1
Cameroon  1–0  Libya
Chedjou Goal 41' Report

Third Round[edit]

Seeding[edit]

The teams were seeded based on the 12 September 2013 edition of the FIFA World Rankings (shown below in brackets, and their groups the second round in small brackets).[8][9]

Pot 1 Pot 2

 Tunisia (46) (Group B)

 Cameroon (61) (Group I)

The draw of the play-offs was held on 16 September 2013 in Giza, Egypt.[10] The matches are scheduled to be played in the periods 11–15 October and 15–19 November 2013.[6] Confirmation of Kick off times as well as stadia will be announced by the respective FAs and CAF by 20 September[11]

Tie-break criteria

If teams are tied after the two-match series (on basis of Results, Goals Scored, Away Goals), then a Cup System will take effect.

Knockout format:

After the conclusion of the second match (i.e. 90 minutes of regulatory time), 30 minutes of extra-time will be played (2 x 15 minutes) Goals scored during extra-time period will be decisive.

  • a) Team scoring greater number of goals advances.
  • b) If both teams score same number of goals, then team with more away goals advances.

If no goals are scored in the extra-time, then penalty kick procedures will apply, as described in the Laws of the Game.[12]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tunisia  1–4  Cameroon 0–0 1–4
13 October 2013
18:00 UTC+1
Tunisia  0–0  Cameroon
Report
Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès
Attendance: 30,900
Referee: Koman Coulibaly (Mali)
17 November 2013
15:00 UTC+1
Cameroon  4–1  Tunisia
Webó Goal 4'
Moukandjo Goal 30'
Makoun Goal 65'86'
Report Akaïchi Goal 49'

Cameroon won 4–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Match date: 5 March 2014
Opposition: Portugal Portugal
Competition: Friendly[13]

Caps and goals updated as of March 5, 2014 after match against Portugal.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Guy N'dy Assembé (1986-02-28) 28 February 1986 (age 28) 11 0 France Guingamp
1GK Charles Itandje (1982-11-02) 2 November 1982 (age 31) 7 0 Turkey Konyaspor
1GK Sammy N'Djock (1990-02-25) 25 February 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Turkey Fethiyespor
2DF Nicolas N'Koulou (1990-03-27) 27 March 1990 (age 24) 44 0 France Marseille
2DF Aurélien Chedjou (1985-06-20) 20 June 1985 (age 28) 30 1 Turkey Galatasaray
2DF Henri Bedimo (1984-06-04) 4 June 1984 (age 29) 28 0 France Lyon
2DF Benoit Assou-Ekotto (1984-03-24) 24 March 1984 (age 30) 20 0 England Queens Park Rangers
2DF Dany Nounkeu (1986-04-11) 11 April 1986 (age 28) 13 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
2DF Gaëtan Bong (1988-04-25) 25 April 1988 (age 25) 11 0 Greece Olympiacos
2DF Allan Nyom (1988-05-10) 10 May 1988 (age 25) 6 0 Spain Granada
2DF Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 24) 5 0 France Rennes
2DF Frank Bagnack (1995-06-07) 7 June 1995 (age 18) 0 0 Spain Barcelona B
3MF Jean Makoun (1983-05-29) 29 May 1983 (age 30) 66 5 France Rennes
3MF Alex Song (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 26) 43 0 Spain Barcelona
3MF Landry N'Guémo (1985-11-28) 28 November 1985 (age 28) 37 3 France Bordeaux
3MF Eyong Enoh (1986-03-23) 23 March 1986 (age 28) 34 2 Turkey Antalyaspor
3MF Joël Matip (1991-08-08) 8 August 1991 (age 22) 19 0 Germany Schalke 04
4FW Samuel Eto'o (Captain) (1981-03-10) 10 March 1981 (age 33) 115 55 England Chelsea
4FW Mohammadou Idrissou (1980-03-08) 8 March 1980 (age 34) 37 6 Germany Kaiserslautern
4FW Maxim Choupo-Moting (1989-03-23) 23 March 1989 (age 25) 23 9 Germany Mainz 05
4FW Vincent Aboubakar (1992-01-22) 22 January 1992 (age 22) 22 2 France Lorient
4FW Benjamin Moukandjo (1988-11-12) 12 November 1988 (age 25) 13 2 France Nancy
4FW Jean Marie Dongou (1995-04-20) 20 April 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Spain Barcelona B

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for Cameroon's squad within the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Idriss Carlos Kameni (1984-02-18) 18 February 1984 (age 30) 70 0 Spain Málaga v.  Tunisia, 13 October 2013
GK Loïc Feudjou (1992-04-14) 14 April 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Cameroon Coton Sport v.  DR Congo, 9 June 2013
DF Benoît Angbwa (1982-01-01) 1 January 1982 (age 32) 18 1 Russia Anzhi Makhachkala v.  Libya, 8 September 2013
DF Jean-Patrick Abouna (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 23) 7 0 Republic of the Congo Léopards v.  DR Congo, 26 August 2013
DF Clévis Ashu (1985-01-01) 1 January 1985 (age 29) 3 0 Cameroon Union Douala v.  Gabon, 28 July 2013
DF Aminou Bouba (1990-01-09) 9 January 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Tunisia Espérance v.  Gabon, 28 July 2013
DF Ambroise Oyongo (1991-06-22) 22 June 1991 (age 22) 1 0 United States New York Red Bulls v.  Gabon, 28 July 2013
MF Stéphane Mbia (1986-05-20) 20 May 1986 (age 27) 48 3 Spain Sevilla v.  Tunisia, 17 November 2013
MF Fabrice Olinga (1996-05-12) 12 May 1996 (age 17) 5 1 Belgium Zulte Waregem v.  Tunisia, 17 November 2013
MF Raoul Loé (1989-01-31) 31 January 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Spain Osasuna v.  Tunisia, 17 November 2013
MF Edgar Salli (1992-08-17) 17 August 1992 (age 21) 7 0 France Lens v.  Tunisia, 13 October 2013
MF Willie Overtoom (1986-09-02) 2 September 1986 (age 27) 3 0 Netherlands AZ v.  DR Congo, 9 June 2013
MF Marvin Matip (1985-09-25) 25 September 1985 (age 28) 1 0 Germany Ingolstadt 04 v.  Ukraine, 2 June 2013
FW Pierre Webó (1982-01-20) 20 January 1982 (age 32) 53 17 Turkey Fenerbahçe v.  Tunisia, 17 November 2013
FW Jacques Zoua (1991-09-06) 6 September 1991 (age 22) 5 0 Germany Hamburg v.  Tunisia, 17 November 2013
FW Aboubakar Oumarou (1987-01-04) 4 January 1987 (age 27) 2 0 Belgium Waasland-Beveren v.  Tunisia, 13 October 2013
FW Jacques Haman (1994-08-30) 30 August 1994 (age 19) 1 1 Cameroon Coton Sport v.  Gabon, 28 July 2013
FW Léonard Kweuke (1987-07-12) 12 July 1987 (age 26) 10 2 Turkey Çaykur Rizespor v.  DR Congo, 9 June 2013
FW Paul Alo'o (1983-11-12) 12 November 1983 (age 30) 10 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Taawoun v.  DR Congo, 9 June 2013
FW Yannick N'Djeng (1990-03-11) 11 March 1990 (age 24) 5 0 Tunisia Espérance v.  DR Congo, 9 June 2013

Records[edit]

Past managers[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b FIFA awarded Cameroon a 3–0 win as a result of Togo fielding the ineligible player Alaixys Romao. The match originally ended 2–0 to Togo.[4][5]
  2. ^ Libya's opening home match in the World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon was played at a neutral venue. The match was ordered to be played behind closed doors due to security concerns, but the official match report indicates a small crowd was present.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Cards – France 1998". fifa.com. Retrieved November 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Indomitable Lions roar through to record sixth finals". ESPN. 2009-11-14. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  3. ^ "Fifa bans Cameroon shirts". BBC Sport. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  4. ^ a b "World Cup: Fifa probe puts Ethiopia and Tunisia progress in doubt". BBC Sport. 2013-06-16. 
  5. ^ a b "Togo sanctioned for fielding ineligible player". FIFA.com. 4 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil - Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedures - African Zone. FIFA.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Libya to play Cameroon World Cup tie at neutral venue". Reuters. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Dates set for African and European qualifying draws". FIFA.com. 15 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Latest FIFA Rankings reveal the play-off seedings for World Cup African qualifiers". Confederation of African Football. 12 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Play-off draw brings high drama". FIFA.com. 16 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "African Draw procedure". Confederation of African Football. 2013-09-16. 
  12. ^ "African Playoff Draw Slides" (pdf). cafonline.com. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  13. ^ Friendly Portugal-Cameroon: with Eto'o, but without localplayers africatopsports.com. 27 February 2014.
  14. ^ a b Roberto Mamrud & Karel Stokkermans. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 

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