Cameroon 2022 World Cup squad: Roster, outlook, players to watch

With national legend Samuel Eto’o as president of the federation, the Indomitable Lions booked their ticket to the World Cup in stunning fashion in March by upsetting Algeria. Trailing 2-1 on aggregate in the second leg of the World Cup qualifier, Karl Toko Ekambi scored in the fourth minute of extra-time stoppage time to secure his country’s World Cup ticket on away goals. Although there is much to discuss about how Cameroon arrived, they will be looking to make their mark in a group where most have pegged them to finish last.

After the country finished third in the Africa Cup of Nations it hosted last winter, Cameroon sacked Toni Conceição and brought in soccer legend Rigobert Song for the qualifying playoffs. Song, the uncle of former national team midfielder Alex Song, did the job although his coaching experience was limited to training Cameroon national team youth. A former Liverpool and West Ham defender, the 46-year-old is Cameroon’s all-time leader with 137 caps and has played in four World Cups.

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