2022 World Cup: Cameroon's Squad and Team Profile

2022 World Cup: Cameroon's Squad and Team Profile
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18 November, 2022
The World Cup 2022 in Qatar is upon us. Everything you need to know about five-time African champions Cameroon, who have been drawn into Group G of the 2022 World Cup along with Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland.
Cameroon's national team, also known as the Indomitable Lions football players, wear their new One All Sports equipment during training at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium, in Yaounde on November 6, 2022, ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022. (GETTY)


  • Best World Cup performance: Quarter-finalists in 1990
  • Other honours: African champions in 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017
  • FIFA ranking: 43
  • Main clubs: Coton Sport, Canon Yaounde
  • How they qualified: Cameroon defeated Algeria in a play-off
  • Coach: Rigobert Song, 46, is a Cameroon football legend having performed at four World Cups and helped the Indomitable Lions win the Africa Cup of Nations twice in eight tournament appearances. A centre-back, his club career spanned France, Italy, England, Germany and Turkey, including spells at Liverpool and West Ham United. Called the 'Big Chief', he suffered a stroke in 2016 and was in a coma for several days. Cameroon sacked Portuguese Toni Conceicao after a third-place finish as 2021 Cup of Nations hosts and coaching rookie Song masterminded a shock World Cup play-off victory over Algeria. Warm-up losses to Uzbekistan and fellow qualifiers South Korea have dampened spirits, however.
  • Key player: Bayern Munich's Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 33, goes to Qatar in outstanding form having scored in seven consecutive matches for the German giants in all competitions. Born in Hamburg to a Cameroonian father and German mother, he has a point to prove at the World Cup after being largely ignored during the Cup of Nations this year. Choupo-Moting was furious at being left out of the quarter-final and semi-final starting line-ups and accused Conceicao of being "disrespectful". He began his senior career with Hamburg, played for three other German clubs and spent time at Stoke City and Paris Saint-Germain before joining Bayern two years ago.


Group Fixtures & Matches

  1. November 24: Switzerland v Cameroon
  2. November 28: Cameroon v Serbia
  3. December 2: Cameroon v Brazil


Cameroon's World Cup 2022 squad

Goalkeepers: Devis Epassy (Abha/KSA), Simon Ngapandouetnbu (Marseille/FRA), Andre Onana (Inter Milan/ITA)

Defenders: Jean Charles Castelletto (Nantes/FRA), Enzo Ebosse (Udinese/ITA), Collins Fai (Al Tai/KSA), Oliver Mbaizo (Philadelphia Union/USA), Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (Gent/BEL), Nicolas Nkoulou (Aris/GRE), Nouhou Tolo (Seattle Sounders/USA), Darlin Yongwa (Lorient/FRA)

Midfielders: Arnaud Djoum (Dundee United/SCO), Samuel Gouet (Mechelen/BEL), Martin Hongla (Verona/ITA), Pierre Kunde (Olympiakos/GRE), Georges Mandjeck (Nea Salamis/CYP), Olivier Ntcham (Swansea City/ENG), Jean Onana (Lens/FRA), Gael Ondoua (Hannover/GER), Andre-Franck Zambo-Anguissa (Napoli/ITA)

Forwards: Vincent Aboubakar (Al Nassr/KSA), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Bayern Munich/GER), Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon/FRA), Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford/ENG), Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Besiktas/TUR), Jean-Pierre Nsame (Young Boys/SUI)