Cameroon this year will be in Group A with Brazil, Croatia and Mexico. Three very hard teams to go up against. Brazil having won 5 World Cups and tipped to win the 6th in their back yard will be the toughest of the bunch and are destined to take apart the Cameroon National Team. Mexico and Croatia also two solid teams when they want to be, so this will not be easy for Cameroon.
World Cup History
Cameroon have never won the World Cup. In fact, they have never done so well. The greatest tournament of the lot is probably the 1990 campaign as described above. Since then, they have failed to reach the knockout stages of the tournament and will be looking to defy the odds this year and end that unwanted run.
Samuel Eto'o will be Cameroon's main threat at the heart of the attack. Even at 34 years of age he still quite pacey and still possesses final touch to an attack. The finish. If the defence can pull together and supply him with some good passes he shouldn't have any trouble in finishing for a goal. He is also the captain for his country.
Alex Song will be another threat for them. He will be one of those midfielders supplying Eto'o and yes, he does posses a good pass! He will be crucial in the defence also, he'll probably be playing in between the two defenders covering for each of them when needed.
Players to Watch
Nkoulou will be at the heart of the defence. at just 23 years old he is Cameroon's first choice centre back on the team sheet and no wonder after some really promising performances with Marseille. This kid could be really good this year and you should definitely keep an eye on him!
Matip is also quite a solid defender and is only 21 years old. He plays for Schalke in the Bundesliga and he looks really promising for the future as many of us FM players will know! Don't be surprised to see him and Nkoulou pair up in the starting line up this year. They are solid!
Their manager, Volkar Finke isn't the greatest manager in the World. At 65 years old he has won just two competitions in his managerial history being the German second division twice with Freiburg in 1993 and then once again with the same team 10 years later. He definitely has experience in winning things and also being successful but no where near the scale of the World Cup. He'll need to be at his best to get his side perform this year.