Cameroon are not a team I expect to get very far. They are not the best team in Africa anymore they are still reliant on Eto’o who has shown this year at Chelsea that he is still a good player. I do think that this team is less reliant on Eto’o on previous years. Playes like Aboubakar who has started making a name for themselves in France and Maxim Choupo-Moting who is doing the same in Germany are starting to show that they are capable of playing at International level. I think they have one of the best young Centre backs playing in Europe in Marseille’s Nicolas N’Koulou who could star. I rate all 3 Centre Midfielders that they will be likely to use in Alex Song, Jean Makoun and Stephane Mbia.
A lot of these players are playing in Europe. Turkey mainly as always a lot of French based players. 2 English based and a few Spanish and German based players as well. They also have the Youngest player selected at the moment. He has 5 caps so he may well make the cut. His name is Fabrice Olinga and you should remember the name. He has already played for Malaga and has been on loan in Belgium this year. He turned 18 on the 12th May 2014 and is the only player selected born in 1996...........1996????? I remember 1996 like it was yesterday how is it possible that a player born in 1966 is going to the World Cup. Mental.
People remember Cameroon as the national side that break the mould. They had a kit that was attached to the shorts and were made to change it. they had a sleeveless shirt/vest kit. They were the first time to use a shaded picture in the national shirt (I actually own a Cameroon shirt). I hope they do well as id like to see and African team do well but I expect that to be Ivory Coast not Cameroon.
The Group is tough they have Brazil, Croatia and they start by playing Mexico on day 2 of the world cup. I don’t expect them to get out of the group but that doesn’t mean they wont. Any of Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon could make it out of the group but personally I see that being Croatia.
Star Man: Samuel Eto’o
One to Watch: Nicolas N’Koulou
Prediction: Group stage no further