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WORLD CUP 2010
Cameroon
Samuel Eto'o needs to provide the goals if Cameroon are to provide a real challenge.
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2010 07:42 GMT
Cameroon line up at the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola in January [EPA]

The Indomitable Lions have rather failed to live up to their name after losing to England in extra time in their Italia 1990 quarter-final – winning just one of nine World Cup matches since then.

Striker Samuel Eto'o, however, is one of the finest frontmen in the world and will be vital if French coach Paul LeGuen is to improve on a tame showing at the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

Eto'o was vital in firing Barcelona to the European Champions League title in 2009, and helped to dump his former employers out to win the final again with his new team, Inter Milan.

Operating in front of the experience of Pierre Webo and new talents such as Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Sebastien Bassong, Eto'o has the potential to become tournament top-scorer if the Lions can roar again.

Goalkeepers:

Guy Roland N'Dy Assembe (Valenciennes), Idriss Carlos Kameni (Espanyol), Hamidou Souleymanou (Kayserispor).

Group E fixtures

Monday June 14

 
Netherlands v Denmark
 Japan v Cameroon 

Saturday June 19


 
Netherlands v Japan 
 Cameroon v Denmark 

Thursday June 24


 
Denmark v Japan 
 Cameroon v Netherlands

Defenders:

Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham Hotspur), Sebastien Bassong (Tottenham Hotspur), Gaetan Bong (Valenciennes), Aurelien Chedjou (Lille), Geremi (Ankaragucu), Stephane Mbia (Olympique Marseille), Nicolas Nkoulou (Monaco), Rigobert Song (Trabzonspor).

Midfielders:

Achille Emana (Real Betis), Enoh Eyong (Ajax Amsterdam), Jean Makoun (Olympique Lyon), Georges Mandjeck (Kaiserslautern), Joel Matip (Schalke 04), Landry Nguemo (Celtic), Alexandre Song (Arsenal).

Forwards:

Vincent Aboubakar (Coton Sport), Eric Choupo-Moting (Nuremburg), Samuel Eto'o (Inter Milan), Mohamadou Idrissou (Freiburg), Achille Webo (Real Mallorca).

Source:
Al Jazeera and agencies
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