Cameroon World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds

Cameroon coach Rigobert Song - Cameroon World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds - AP
Cameroon coach Rigobert Song - Cameroon World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds - AP

Drawn into a challenging group, fans would be loath to suggest that Cameroon might resort to underhanded efforts to progress to the knockout stages. In October, Cameroon's Football Federation reacted with outrage to a suggestion made in the French press that they are planning to use witchcraft to improve their chances at the World Cup.

Radio France International claimed that a number of Cameroon players had visited a spiritualist, Nji Ousseni in an article which prompted the nation's governing body, FECAFOOT, which is led by Samuel Eto'o, to demand an apology.

In Qatar Cameroon will be led through matches against Serbia, Switzerland, and Brazil by manager, Rigobert Song. Song holds the distinction of being the youngest player ever sent off in a World Cup, having been red-carded aged 17 against Brazil back in 1994. The former Liverpool and West Ham United player, who had a life-threatening stroke six years ago, has legendary status in his country as the nation's record-capped player.

Having hung up his boots after playing in four World Cups, Song will be hoping to take the Indomitable Lions a stage further than he did at Afcon 2021, when the team lost in the semi-final.

Cameroon won a two-legged playoff against Algeria in March to qualify for the tournament in Qatar, but their form going into the competition is rocky, having lost their last two friendlies, to Uzbekistan and South Korea.

Cameroon World Cup 2022 squad

World Cup squads are usually announced around six weeks before the World Cup starts. This year the World Cup will run from November 20 to December 18.

However, they will be unlikely to draw upon the talents of rising star Youssoufa Moukoko. The 17-year-old Borussia Dortmund forward was born in Cameroon, and has been inevitably dubbed 'the new Eto'o', but in late October, Moukoko was included in Hansi Flick's provisional 55-man Germany squad. Moukoko moved to Germany at the age of 10, and has previously represented Die Mannschaft at youth level.

Who are likely to be the star names in the squad?

Lyon forward Karl Toko Ekambi has scored 12 goals in 50 caps for his country and boasts 18 months at Villarreal in Spain's La Liga before that.

Other names to watch out for include captain Vincent Aboubakar, who has 88 caps and plays for Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr, and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, a forward for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich.

Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana will be hard to get past too.

What are Cameroon's fixtures?

Cameroon are in Group G with Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland.

Nov 24: Switzerland vs Cameroon, Al Janoub Stadium, 10am (GMT).

Nov 28: Cameroon vs Serbia, Al Janoub Stadium, 10am.

Dec 2: Cameroon vs Brazil, Lusail Iconic Stadium, 7pm.

The knock-out phase will begin with the Round of 16 from December 3-6.

See the full list of World Cup 2022 fixtures.

What is Cameroon's World Cup record?

Cameroon first appeared at the World Cup in 1982 and since then have competed in six editions, failing to leave the group phase in all but one of those.

Their best result came in 1990 when they reached the quarter-finals in Italy, making them the first African country to do so. They failed to qualify in 2018.

This time around, after emerging top of a second-round group which included Ivory Coast, Cameroon beat 2019 Afcon winners Algeria in a two-legged tie.

But defeats to South Korea and Cameroon in latest friendlies won't inspire confidence.

Latest odds

Cameroon are currently 250/1 to win the World Cup 2022.

The leading contenders...

  • Brazil 4/1

  • France 6/1

  • Argentina 13/2

  • England 7/1

  • Spain 8/1

  • Germany 10/1

Odds correct as of November 1