Cameroon complete 2017 Confederations Cup cast with AFCON victory

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The reigning African champions will face hard-hitting teams in the preliminary stages of the 2017 World Cup to be staged in Russia

Newly-crowned champions Cameroon became the last team to qualify for the 2017 Fifa Confederations Cup after defeating Egypt in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Nicolas N'Koulou and Vincent Aboubakar's second half strikes handed the Lions their fifth African title, despite Mohammed Elneny putting Hector Cuper's men ahead at the Stade de l'Amitié.

Cameroon will face world champions Germany, Chile and Australia in Group B of the preliminary round of the championship.

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Hugo Broos’ men begin their campaign against Copa America kings Chile at the Spartak Stadium, Moscow on June 18.

Four days later, they face Australia in St. Petersburg before meeting the Germans in Sochi on June 25, 2017.

The Lions finished as runners-up in their last outing in 2003 – where they tragically lost Marc Vivien Foe. They would be gunning to become the first African nation to emerge as champions of the Confederations Cup.

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