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Cameroon starting XI vs Brazil: Choupo-Moting and Aboubakar to fire Indomitable Lions attack?

7:36 PM WAT 02/12/2022
Vincent Aboubakar Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
The Indomitable Lions face an uphill task as they battle the South Americans, who have already booked a place in the next round

Cameroon head coach Rigobert Song has named the Indomitable Lions' starting XI to face Brazil at Lusail Iconic Stadium on Friday.

With only one point from their two games against Switzerland and Serbia, the Africans must beat Brazil to stand a chance to progress to the Round of 16. Apart from winning, they must hope for either a draw, or for Serbia to beat Switzerland by a one-goal margin in the other game.

How Cameroon are lining up:

  • Devis Epassy Cameroon.

    Devis Epassy

    Replaced Andre Onana and conceded three as Cameroon picked up their first point in the competition against Serbia.

    He has maintained the Cameroonian gloves as they face the world giants in a decisive game.

  • Collins Fai Cameroon

    Collins Fai

    Fai has been a trusted soldier at the right back and faces a tougher test as he expected to keep the Brazilian wingers at bay.

  • Nouhou Tolo Cameroon 2022.

    Nouhou Tolo

    At left-back, Tolo faces an equally big challenge because he has to make sure the Samba Boys are contained effectively.

  • Christopher Wooh Cameroon.

    Christopher Wooh

    Wooh has been paired up with Enzo Ebosse at the heart of defence with Jean-Charles Castelletto and Nicolas Nkoulou – the usual centre-backs - missing from the matchday squad.

  • Enzo Ebosse Cameroon.

    Enzo Ebosse

    The Udinese defender gets a starting berth as Song tinkers with his defensive unit.

  • Pierre Kunde of Cameroon.

    Pierre Kunde

    He and Nicolas Ngamaleu partner in the middle of the pack, and coming up against talented Brazilian midfielders means they must be on top of their game.

  • Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa.

    Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa

    With Zambo Anguissa, Ngamaleu, and Kunde in the team, Song has preferred to deploy more manpower in the midfield in an attempt to frustrate Brazil’s attacking strategy.

  • Nicolas  Ngamaleu Cameroon.

    Nicolas  Ngamaleu

    Ngamaleu slots into the midfield as Karl Toko Ekambi is benched.

  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Cameroon.

    Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

    Given the good form he enjoyed with Bayern Munich before the World Cup and the goal scored against Serbia, the striker is expected to deal with constant surveillance from the Brazilian defence force.

  • Bryan Mbeumo Cameroon.

    Bryan Mbeumo

    Although Cameroon did not win their opening match against Switzerland, Mbeumo showed individual brilliance from the flank.

    He has been trusted to mount attacks from there again.

  • Vincent Aboubakar Cameroon.

    Vincent Aboubakar

    A goal and an assist against Serbia were enough to convince Song to name Aboubakar in the starting XI.

    He has been making appearances from the bench as Choupo-Moting was preferred to the lead attack in the previous games.