“Cameroon is the biggest nation in African football. The world knows it. The Indomitable Lions always play with a determination to win. I think that with better coaching they are capable of winning this World Cup. We must all support my brother Samuel Eto’o to mark an African era in Qatar this year. We are behind him and he can! “, said Didier Drogba, remarks relayed by The sportswoman.
Cameroon will play in Group G of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, for the first round. In this group, Cameroon will face in turn, Serbia, Switzerland, and Brazil. If the first two opponents of Cameroon are perfect strangers in the World Cup, the last on the other hand is known.
With Brazil, Cameroon has six official matches including 05 defeats and one victory.
Indeed Cameroon and Brazil have already met twice in the final phase of the World Cup. First on June 24, 1994 in Palo Alto in the United States. Housed in Group B, Cameroon lost to Brazil, 0 – 3. Then on June 24, 2014, in Brasilia, Brazil at home punished Cameroon with a score of 4 goals to 1.
In the Confederations Cup, the two countries also know each other’s faces, as they total two confrontations. On May 31, 2001, in Ibaraki, Japan, Brazil dominated Cameroon (2-0). But two years later, on June 19, 2003, in Saint-Denis in France, Cameroon surprised Brazil (1-0).
Friendly matches, the two countries total two, all in favor of the South American country. November 13, 1996 (2-0) and November 20, 2018 (1-0).
The seventh confrontation will be on December 2, 2022 in Qatar where Rigobert Song’s men will try to develop “the theory of danger” against Neymar’s country. But it will also be necessary to closely follow Serbia and Switzerland who are completely unknown faces for Cameroon in the World Cup.