Football in Cameroon

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Football in Cameroon
Country Cameroon
Governing body Cameroonian Football Federation
National team national football team
Club competitions
International competitions

The most popular sport in Cameroon is football.[1] The national team is traditionally one of the strongest teams on the African continent.[2] They have participated in the World Cup 5 times, and in 1990 they reached the quarter-finals.[3][4] It took extra time before England won the game 3-2.[5][6] They have also won the African Cup of Nations 4 times as well as winning Olympic gold in Sydney in 2000.[7] Among the most famous players are Roger Milla, Thomas N'Kono and Samuel Eto'o.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC News - Magic fails to help Cameroon's footballers". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  2. ^ Glenn Moore (2014-06-22). "World Cup 2014: Where did it all go wrong for shambolic Cameroon?". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  3. ^ Burnton, Simon (12 February 2014). "World Cup: 25 stunning moments … No1: Cameroon stun Argentina in 1990". Retrieved 23 November 2016 – via The Guardian. 
  4. ^ "BBC SPORT - WORLD CUP - History - Italy 1990". Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "BBC Sport - Football - World Cup 1990 - Cameroon shock Argentina". Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  6. ^ Borg, Chris. "Roger Milla changed way world sees African football". Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "CNNSI.com - Olympic Sports - Soccer - Joyous Cameroon celebrates Olympic gold - Tuesday November 14, 2000 09:47 AM". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  8. ^ Press Association (2010-12-20). "Samuel Eto'o voted African Player of the Year for a record fourth time | Football". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  9. ^ Holmes, Mycroft. "Cameroon's 10 Greatest Players of All-Time". Retrieved 23 November 2016.