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Cameroon XI to play Serbia in second World Cup game: Onana out, Choupo-Moting starts

6:48 pm AEDT 28/11/22
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The Indomitable Lions have revealed their starting XI to take on the Eagles on Monday

Cameroon will face Serbia in their second match of the 2022 World Cup finals at Al Janoub Stadium on Monday.

The Indomitable Lions kicked off their campaign with a 1-0 defeat against Switzerland and they may have to beat Serbia in the Group G contest to stand a chance of reaching the knockout stage.

Cameroon coach Rigobert Song has named his squad and the big change is goalkeeper Andre Onana, who has been replaced by Devis Epassy.

Reports suggest the 26-year-old Onana, who played for 90 minutes in the opener, has been left out of the squad for alleged disciplinary issues.

Meanwhile, talisman Vincent Aboubakar will once again start from the bench. Below GOAL lists how the Indomitable Lions will line up against the Eagles.

  • Devis Epassy Cameroon

    Goalkeeper: Devis Epassy

    The 29-year-old Epassy, who features for Saudi Pro League club Abha, has been handed the nod to start ahead of the experienced Andre Onana.

  • Jean-Charles Castelletto Cameroon.

    Centre-back: Jean-Charles Castelletto

    The 27-year-old was impressive in the defeat against the Swiss outfit and will cover keeper Epassy.

  • Nicolas Nkoulou Breel Embolo Switzerland Cameroon World Cup

    Centre-back: Nicolas Nkoulou

    The former Watford defender created a good understanding with Castelletto against Switzerland and they have another chance to play together.

  • Nouhou Tolo.

    Left-back: Nouhou Tolo

    The 25-year-old has the required pace to move the ball forward and his crosses from the left troubled Switzerland in the opener.

  • Collins Fai Cameroon.

    Right-back: Collins Fai

    Fai, who plays for Saudi Arabian club Al-Tai, has the tendency to overlap and this will help Cameroon to attack Serbia.

  • Martin Hongla Cameroon.

    Central midfielder: Martin Hongla

    The 24-year-old Hongla was key in the midfield in the opening defeat with his defence splitting passes and he will be required to step up against the Eagles.

  • Zambo Anguissa Cameroon 2002.

    Central midfielder: Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa

    Zambia Anguissa was not at his level best against the Swiss side and he must up his game to help Cameroon get the much-needed victory.

  • Pierre Kunde of Cameroon.

    Central midfielder: Pierre Kunde

    The 27-year-old Kunde, who plays for Greek Super League club Olympiacos, has been handed his first start in Qatar to replace Samuel Oum Gouet.

  • Bryan Mbeumo Cameroon.

    Right wing: Bryan Mbeumo

    The 23-year-old Mbeumo missed two clear cut chances against Switzerland and will require to be at his best to score goals for Cameroon.

  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Cameroon.

    Forward: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

    The 33-year-old Choupo-Moting is the star player for Cameroon in Qatar following his superb displays for Bayern Munich and he will need to lead the line with goals.

  • Karl Toko Ekambi Cameroon.

    Left wing: Karl Toko Ekambi

    Toko Ekambi troubled Switzerland defenders with his superb runs but he will require to be perfect when in a position to shoot.