Monday, June 2, 2014

Eto'o, Song headline Cameroon's final 23-man World Cup squad

After helping his beloved Indomitable Lions earn a 2-2 draw against Germany, Eto'o and song headline Cameroon's 23-man squad heading for the 2014 World Cup. Cameroon coach Volker Finke unveiled his final list for the World Cup earlier today, the West African nation are competing in their 7th World Cup in an intimidating group which includes hosts Brazil, Croatia and Mexico.

Chelsea FC striker Samuel Eto'o is set to make his 4th appearance at the world tournament, the 33-year-old player leads the squad which includes only two domestic players; goalkeeper Loic Feudjou and defender Cedric Djeugoue. Barcelona midfielder Alexandre Song and Rennes midfielder Jean II Makoun who were both were present at South Africa 2010 also made this year's list. 

Cameroon drew 2-2 against Germany in last weekend's warm-up match. It was Eric Maxim Choupo Moting's last minute goal that helped Cameroon earn the draw in the friendly. Eto'o opened the scoring for the Indomitable Lions. Thomas Muller headed in Jerome Boateng's cross to equalize before Chelsea's Andre Schurrle finished from Arsenal's Lukas Podolski's ball.

                          Cameroon World Cup Squad
Goalkeepers:Charles Itandje (Konyaspor, Turkey), Sammy Ndjock (Fethiyespor, Turkey), Lioc Feudjou (Coton Sport)
Defenders: Allan Nyom (Granada, Spain), Nounkeu Dany (Besiktas, Turkey), Cedric Djeugoue (Coton Sport), Aurelien Chedjou (Galatasaray, Turkey), Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille, France), Henri Bedimo (Lyon, France), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (QPR, on loan from Tottenham, England)

Midfielders: Enoh Eyong (Antalyaspor, Turkey), Jean Makoun (Rennes, France), Joel Matip (Schalke 04, Germany), Stephane Mbia (Sevilla, Spain on loan from QPR, England), Landry Nguemo (Bordeaux, France), Alexandre Song (Barcelona, Spain), Edgar Salli (Lens, France)

Forwards: Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea, England), Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (Mainz 05, Germany), Benjamin Moukandjo (Nancy, France), Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient, France), Pierre Achille Webo (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Fabrice Olinga (Zulte Waregem, Belgium)