· Cameroon are collaborating within the World Cup for the eighth time. No different African nation has made greater than six appearances on the World Cup (together with 2022).
· Cameroon have made it previous the group stage as soon as of their earlier seven World Cup appearances. They reached the quarter-finals in 1990, the primary time an African nation had reached that stage on the match. Their achievement was later matched by Senegal (2002) and Ghana (2010).
· Cameroon certified for the World Cup by beating Algeria within the third spherical of CAF qualifying. They misplaced 1-0 at dwelling within the first leg. Within the second leg they had been main 1-0 after 90 minutes, earlier than Algeria equalised within the 118th minute. A objective by Karl Toko Ekambi in minute 120+4 secured Cameroon qualification for the World Cup.
· Cameroon have gained 4 of their 23 matches on the World Cup (W4-D7-L12). They gained three matches on the 1990 World Cup however solely one in every of their 15 World Cup matches since: 1-0 in opposition to Saudi Arabia in Saitama on 6 June 2002 (objective by Patrick Mboma).
· Cameroon misplaced every of their final seven World Cup matches following that 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in 2002.
· Cameroon (7) can grow to be the second nation to lose no less than eight successive World Cup matches, after Mexico misplaced every of their first 9 World Cup matches between 1930 and 1958.
· Cameroon haven’t scored multiple objective in 14 consecutive World Cup matches, since drawing 2-2 with Sweden in 1994. The one longer streak of matches with out a number of objectives scored in World Cup historical past is about by Uruguay, who failed to attain multiple objective in 18 successive World Cup fixtures from 1970 to 2002.
· A complete of 10 gamers have scored for Cameroon on the World Cup. Cameroon’s solely objective on the 2014 World Cup was netted by Joel Matip: of their 4-1 loss in opposition to hosts Brazil in Brasilia on 23 June 2014.
· Cameroon have did not win any of their final 4 matches (W0-D2-L2), together with their final pre-tournament pleasant in opposition to Panama on 18 November: 1-1 in Abu Dhabi.
· Supervisor Rigobert Music (137 caps) is Cameroon’s all-time main appearances maker. Music performed for Cameroon at 4 World Cups (1994, 1998, 2002, 2010), a joint-record alongside Samuel Eto’o.
· Music (1994, 1998) and Zinédine Zidane (1998, 2006) are the one gamers to have obtained a number of crimson playing cards on the World Cup.
· Music is the primary individual from Cameroon to handle The Indomitable Lions on the World Cup. Their earlier coaches on the World Cup had been from France (4 occasions), Germany (twice) and the Soviet Union (as soon as).
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