Cameroon World Cup 2010 team guide and Squad

Have long been flagbearers for Africa on the world stage and were unbeaten in their first, in 1982, but were eliminated at the group stage on goal difference, due in part to an incorrectly disallowed goal against Chile. Their most glorious adventure was in 1990 when Roger Milla jigged all the way to the quarter-finals before two penalties from Gary Lineker enabled England to scrape past them.

Paul Le Guen has found the unity in Cameroon that evaded him at Rangers, but a weak defence could be the Indomitable Lions' undoing. The midfield will have to create chances for Eto'o if they are to to have any chance of progressing.

How Cameroon Qualified in World Cup 2010
It was far from smooth sailing for the Indomitable Lions this time around. In a group composed of Gabon, Togo and Morocco, it was the smaller team, Gabon that stunned everyone by winning their first two matches while Cameroon lost their initial encounter against Togo and then drew against Morocco.

But then coach Paul Le Guen came on board, while the Indomitable Lions played catch up with their opposition, and with four consecutive wins they ensured their participation in their sixth World Cup.

Manager: Paul Le Guen enjoyed mixed success as a club manager but has yet to be tested at this level. A passionate individual known to clash with his players.

Cameroon World Cup 2010 Key Players

SAMUEL ETO'O Cameroon's captain, talisman, all-time top scorer and most famous player, Eto'o - three-times African Footballer of the Year - will carry his nation's hopes on his shoulders in South Africa. After a superb spell with Barcelona, he picked up his third Champions League winners' medal with Inter Milan last season.

STEPHANE MBIA Strong and athletic and can play in midfield or defence, Mbia won the French title last season in his first year with Marseille, who paid Rennes just over £10m for him in 2009. He has boldly predicted that this World Cup will be won by an African side.

JEAN MAKOUN Scored a brilliant winner for Lyon as the French side knocked big-spending Real Madrid out of last season's Champions League on their way to the semi-finals. Has been to the last four Africa Cup of Nations' and was below par in the last two tournaments.



Cameroon World Cup 2010 Fixtures:

Japan - 14 June, 7.30pm, Bloemfontein
Denmark - 19 June, 7.30pm, Pretoria
Holland - 24 June, 7.30pm, Cape Town

Best World Cup performance:Quarter-finals in 1990

Cameroon World Cup 2010 Squad

Goalkeepers: Hamidou Souleymanou (Kayserispor), Carlos Kameni (Espanyol), Guy Roland Ndy Assembe (Valenciennes);

Defenders: Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham), Sebastien Bassong (Tottenham), Gaetan Bong (Valenciennes), Aurelien Chedjou (Lille), Geremi (Ankaragucu), Stephane Mbia (Marseille), Nicolas Nkoulou (Monaco), Rigobert Song (Trabzonspor);

Midfielders: Eyong Enoh (Ajax), Jean II Makoun (Lyon), Georges Mandjeck (Kaiserslautern), Joel Matip (Schalke), Landry Nguemo (Celtic), Alexandre Song (Arsenal);

Forwards: Vincent Aboubakar (Coton Sport), Eric Choupo-Moting (Nuremberg), Achille Emana (Betis), Samuel Eto’o (Inter Milan), Mohamadou Idrissou (Freiburg), Achille Webo (Mallorca)

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