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Cameroon World Cup 2022 squad: Who's in and who's out?

9:30 PM EST 11/27/22
Karl Toko Ekambi Burkina Faso vs Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 2021
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Cameroon are set to take part in their eighth World Cup later this year after missing out on the previous edition in Russia.

They booked their ticket for Qatar after seeing off Algeria in the qualification play-offs, with Karl Toko Ekambi as his side's hero following a goal in the dying seconds of extra time.

Their best run in the competition was a quarter-final finish back in 1990, when they won the hearts of fans across the world with their entertaining style of play.

They face a tough task to improve on that performance this time around as they were paired with favourites Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland in what will prove to be a tough group.

They have plenty of experience in their squad, though, and will hoping to spring a surprise come November.

Here are the final choices for their 26-man squad...

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  • Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana.

    GOALKEEPERS

    Inter goalkeeper Andre Onana seems to have finally taken the No.1 jersey with the Serie A giants following his move from Ajax and remains his country's first choice between the sticks.

    Simon Ngapandouetnbu isn't the first choice at Marseille, but did find himself named on the bench for Cameroon's recent games and has been confirmed in the squad along with Devis Epassy.

    Name

    Club

    Simon Ngapandouetnbu

    Marseille

    Devis Epassy

    Abha

    Andre Onana

    Inter

  • Collins Fai of Cameroon.

    DEFENDERS

    Aris centre-back Nicolas Nkoulou is the mainstay at the back, with Udinese's Enzo Ebosse and Jean-Charles Castelletto of Nantes other reliable options.

    Collins Fai can play right-back or higher up on the wing, with Nouhou Tolo adopting a similar role at the opposite side.

    Name

    Club

    Nicolas Nkoulou

    Aris

    Enzo Ebosse

    Udinese

    Nouhou Tolo

    Seattle Sounders

    Olivier Mbaizo

    Philadelphia Union

    Collins Fai

    Al-Tai

    Jean-Charles Castelletto

    Nantes

    Christopher Wooh

    Rennes

    Jerome Onguene

    Frankfurt

  • Pierre Kunde of Cameroon.

    MIDFIELDERS

    Martin Hongla, Samuel Gouet and Gael Ondoa are tipped to get a chance in midfield depending on the system adopted.

    Olympiakos midfielder Pierre Kunde and ever-present Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Olivier Ntcham look like handy options as well.

    Name

    Club

    Gael Ondoa

    Hannover

    Samuel Gouet

    Mechelen

    Pierre Kunde

    Olympiacos

    Martin Hongla

    Verona

    Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa

    Napoli

    Oliver Ntcham

    Swansea City

  • Vincent Aboubakar Cameroon 2022

    ATTACKERS

    Song has plenty of experience up front, with the likes of Toko Ekambi, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Vincent Aboubakar all travelling to Qatar.

    Brentford star Bryan Mbeumo will be hoping to break into the starting XI as well, with Moumi Ngamaleu representing another, more experienced alternative.

    Name

    Club

    Georges-Kevin Nkoudou

    Besiktas

    Vincent Aboubakar

    Al-Nassr

    Bryan Mbeumo

    Brentford

    Jean-Pierre Nsame

    Young Boys

    Karl Toko Ekambi

    Lyon

    Moumi Ngamaleu

    Dynamo Moscow

    Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

    Bayern Munich

    Christian Bassogog

    Shanghai Shenhua

    Souaibou Marou

    Coton Sport

  • STRONGEST XI

    Onana is the man to slot in between the sticks, with Fai and Tolo to occupy the wide full-back positions and defensive reinforcement to be provided by Castelletto and Nkoulou.

    A midfield three of Hongla, Gouet and Ondoa seems like a realistic option.

    Aboubakar is Cameroon's highest active goalscorer and likely to start through the middle, with Brentford's Mbeumo and Lyon's Toko Ekambi to support him from the wings.

    Cameroon XI (4-3-3): Onana; Fai, Castelletto, Nkoulou, Tolo; Hongda, Gouet, Ondoua; Mbeumo, Aboubakar, Toko Ekambi