|Nickname(s)||Les Lions Indomptables |
(The Indomitable Lions)
|Association||Fédération Camerounaise de Football|
|Sub-confederation|| UNIFFAC |
|Head coach||Clarence Seedorf|
|Most caps||Rigobert Song (137)|
|Top scorer||Samuel Eto'o (56)|
|Home stadium||Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo|
|Current|| 51 |
|Highest||11 (November 2006 – January 2007, November – December 2009)|
|Lowest||79 (February – March 2013)|
|Current|| 60 |
|Highest||12 (June 2003)|
|Lowest||76 (April 1995)|
(Belgian Congo; September 1956)
(DR Congo; April 1965)
(Oslo, Norway; 31 October 1990)
(Palo Alto, California, United States; 28 June 1994)
(San José, Costa Rica; 9 March 1997)
|Appearances||7 (first in 1982 )|
|Best result||Quarter-finals, 1990|
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||19 (first in 1970 )|
|Best result||Champions, 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017|
|African Nations Championship|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2016 )|
|Best result||Quarter-finals, 2016|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2001)|
|Best result||Runners-up, 2003|
The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed in French Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions or Untameable Lions), is the national team of Cameroon. It is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and has qualified seven times for the FIFA World Cup, more than any other African team (in 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014). However, the team has only made it once out of the group stage. They were the first African team to reach the quarter-final of the World Cup, in 1990, losing to England in extra time. They have also won five Africa Cup of Nations titles.and Olympic gold in 2000
Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Biafra, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Although Cameroon is not an ECOWAS member state, it is geographically and historically in West Africa with the Southern Cameroons which now form her Northwest and Southwest Regions having a strong West African history. The country is sometimes identified as West African and other times as Central African due to its strategic position at the crossroads between West and Central Africa.
The Cameroonian Football Federation is the governing body of football in Cameroon. It is known as FECAFOOT. The acting President of FECAFOOT is Seydou Mbombouo Njoya elected in December 2018
The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.
Cameroon played its first match against Belgian Congo in 1956, losing 3–2. They first qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations in 1970, but were knocked out in the first round. Two years later, as host nation, the Indomitable Lions finished third after being knocked out by their neighbours and future champions Congo in the 1972 Africa Cup of Nations. They would not qualify for the competition for another ten years.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo national football team is the national team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is controlled by the Congolese Association Football Federation. They are nicknamed the Leopards.
The CAF Africa Cup of Nations, officially CAN, also referred to as AFCON, or Total Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, is the main international association football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and was first held in 1957. Since 1968, it has been held every two years. The title holders at the time of a FIFA Confederations Cup qualify for that competition.
The 1972 Africa Cup of Nations was the eighth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Cameroon, in the cities of Yaoundé and Douala. Just like in 1970, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. The People's Republic of the Congo won its first championship, beating Mali in the final 3−2.
Cameroon qualified for its first FIFA World Cup in 1982. With the increase of 16 to 24 teams Cameroon qualified along with Algeria to represent Africa in Spain. Cameroon was drawn into Group 1 with eventual winners Italy, Poland and Peru. In their first game, Cameroon faced Peru and drew 0–0. They then had a second goalless draw with Poland before a surprise 1–1 draw with Italy. Despite being unbeaten they failed to qualify for the second round.
The 1982 FIFA World Cup was the 12th FIFA World Cup, played in Spain between 13 June and 11 July 1982. The tournament was won by Italy, who defeated West Germany 3–1 in the final match, held in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Spanish capital of Madrid. It was Italy's third World Cup title, but their first since 1938. The defending champions, Argentina, were eliminated in the second group round. Algeria, Cameroon, Honduras, Kuwait and New Zealand made their first appearances in the finals.
The Algeria national football team represents Algeria in association football and is controlled by the Algerian Football Federation. The team plays its home games at the Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers.
The Italy national football team has officially represented Italy in international football since their first match in 1910. The squad is under the global jurisdiction of FIFA and is governed in Europe by UEFA—the latter of which was co-founded by the Italian team's supervising body, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Italy's home matches are played at various stadiums throughout Italy, and their primary training ground, Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano, is located at the FIGC technical headquarters in Coverciano, Florence.
Two years later, Cameroon qualified for the 1984 Africa Cup of Nations, held in Ivory Coast. They finished second in their first-round group before beating Algeria on penalties in the semi-final. In the final, Cameroon beat Nigeria 3–1 with goals from René N'Djeya, Théophile Abega and Ernest Ebongué to become champions of Africa for the first time.
The 1984 Africa Cup of Nations was the 14th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ivory Coast. Just like in 1982, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Cameroon won its first championship, beating Nigeria in the final 3−1.
Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coast's political capital is Yamoussoukro in the centre of the country, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan. It borders Guinea and Liberia to the west, Burkina Faso and Mali to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.
The Nigeria national football team, also known as the Super Eagles, represents Nigeria in international association football and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). They are three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners, with their recent title in 2013, after defeating Burkina Faso in the final.
Cameroon qualified for the 1990 World Cup by surpassing Nigeria and beating Tunisia in the final round playoff. In the final tournament, Cameroon were drawn into Group B with Argentina, Romania and the Soviet Union. Cameroon defeated defending champions Argentina in the opening game 1–0 with a goal scored by François Omam-Biyik. Cameroon later defeated Romania 2–1 and lost to the Soviet Union 0–4, becoming the first side to top a World Cup Finals group with a negative goal difference. In the second round, Cameroon defeated Colombia 2–1 with the 38-year-old Roger Milla scoring two goals in the extra time.
The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice. Teams representing 116 national football associations entered and qualification began in April 1988. 22 teams qualified from this process, along with host nation Italy and defending champions Argentina.
The Tunisia national football team, is the national team representing Tunisia in association football since their maiden match in 1957. The squad is under the global jurisdiction of FIFA and is governed in Africa by CAF. It is governed by the Tunisian Football Federation, founded in 1957 after the Tunisian independence in 1956. Tunisia are colloquially known as Les Aigles de Carthage. The team's colours are red and white, and the Bald eagle its symbol. Periods of regular Tunisian representation at the highest international level, from 1962 to 1978, from 1994 to 2008 and again from 2014 onwards. Most of Tunisia's home matches are played at the Stade Olympique de Radès in Radès since 2001.
The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in football. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires.
In the quarter-finals, Cameroon faced England. After 25 minutes, England's David Platt scored for England, while in the second-half, Cameroon came back with a 61st-minute penalty from Emmanuel Kundé and took the lead with Eugène Ekéké on 65 minutes. England, however, equalized in the 83rd minute with a penalty from Gary Lineker, while Lineker again found the net via a 105th-minute penalty to make the eventual scoreline 3–2 for England. The team was coached by Russian manager and former player Valeri Nepomniachi.
The England men's national football team represents England in senior men's international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England.
David Andrew Platt is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.
Emmanuel Jérôme Kundé is a Cameroonian former professional football defender. He spent the majority of his professional career playing for Canon Yaoundé. He was also a member of the Cameroon national team at the World Cups of 1982 and 1990, and won the 1984 and 1988 African Nations Cups.
The 1994 World Cup in the United States saw the adjustment of representation for three African teams qualify. Cameroon qualified with Nigeria and Morocco. In the final tournament, Cameroon were drawn into Group B with Sweden, Brazil and Russia. After a 2–2 draw against Sweden, Cameroon were determined to make an impact. However, a 3–0 loss to Brazil and a heavy 6–1 loss to Russia knocked them out. In their last game against Russia, the then 42-year-old Roger Milla became the oldest player to play and score in a World Cup finals match. The team was coached by French-born Henri Michel.
The 1998 World Cup in France saw the increase of 24 to 32 teams. Cameroon qualified alongside four other African countries. After qualifying as expected, Cameroon were drawn into Group B with Italy, Chile and Austria. Despite drawing with Chile and Austria, a 3–0 defeat to Italy saw Cameroon finish bottom of the group, and they were eliminated as a result. It was an unfortunate elimination, since Cameroon had led Austria 1–0 until the 90th minute, and had two goals dubiously ruled out in a 1–1 draw with Chile. Cameroon had three players sent off in the course of the tournament, more than any other team, despite only playing three games out of a possible seven. They also had the highest card count per game of any team, collecting an average of four bookings in each match they played.It was also during this tournament that a certain Samuel Eto'o was exposed to Cameroonians. He was the youngest player of the tournament alongside Michael Owen of England. The team was coached by French-born Claude Le Roy.
Cameroon qualified for the 2002 World Cup in Korea-Japan, clinching first place in their group which included Angola, Zambia and Togo. Cameroon were drawn into Group E alongside Germany, the Republic of Ireland and Saudi Arabia. Cameroon started with a 1–1 draw with Ireland after giving up the lead and later defeated Saudi Arabia 1–0. In their last game, Cameroon were defeated 2–0 by Germany and were narrowly eliminated by the Irish, who had not lost a game.
In the 72nd minute of the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final between Cameroon and Colombia, midfielder Marc-Vivien Foé collapsed; he was pronounced dead several hours later. In the final against France, Cameroon wore shirts embroidered with Foé's name and dates of birth and death.
In the 2006 World Cup qualifying round, Cameroon were drawn into Group 3 with the Ivory Coast, Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Benin. Cameroon led the group for most of the time until their final game, when Pierre Womé failed to convert a late penalty. On 8 October 2005, Cameroon drew with Egypt 1–1 while the Ivory Coast defeated Sudan 3–1, results which prevented Cameroon from qualifying to the World Cup.
In Cameroon's 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign, the team was grouped with Gabon, Togo and Morocco. After a slow start in their campaign with a loss to Togo, the coach of Cameroon, Otto Pfister, resigned. Frenchman Paul Le Guen was appointed as the new coach after a draw against Morocco. Le Guen's appointment caused an uprise in Cameroon's spirits as they earned a win against Gabon in Libreville, followed by another win against the Panthers four days later in Yaoundé. One month later, they defeated Togo in Yaoundé by three goals. On 14 November 2009, Cameroon defeated the Atlas Lions of Morocco 2–0 in Fez in their last match of their campaign. Gabon was also defeated by Togo 1–0 in Lomé. Both results caused Cameroon to qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals, held in South Africa.
The Indomitable Lions were the first team to be mathematically eliminated in the 2010 World Cup, going out in their second group match to Denmark after losing 1–2, preceded by a 0–1 defeat to Japan.
Cameroon used sleeveless Puma shirts at the 2002 African Cup of Nations in Mali. FIFA, however, did not allow Cameroon to use the same kits as at the 2002 World Cup, and black sleeves were added to the shirts.The 2004 African Cup of Nations witnessed Cameroon again run into controversy regarding their kits. Puma had designed a one-piece kit for the Cameroon team which FIFA declared illegal, stating that the kits must have separate shirts and shorts. FIFA then imposed fines on Cameroon and deducted six points from their qualifying campaign. Puma argued that a two-piece kit is not stated as a requirement in the FIFA laws of the game. Puma, however, lost the case in court, and Cameroon were forced to wear two-piece kits, but FIFA subsequently restored the six qualifying points to Cameroon.
Cameroon started the 2002 African Cup of Nations competition with a 1–0 win over DR Congo. That was followed by another 1–0 win against Ivory Coast, and a comfortable 3–0 win against Togo. These results led Cameroon to qualify from the group stage to the quarter-finals as their group's winner. In the Knockout stage, Cameroon met Egypt in a close match that they won 1–0 by M'Boma's goal in the 62nd minute of the game. In the Semi-finals, Cameroon met the hosts Mali and won the match 3–0 to qualify to the final.
On 13 February 2002, and after a close match, Cameroon won its fourth African Cup of Nations (repeating as champions), by beating Senegal 3–2 in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw to qualify for the 2003 Confederations Cup in France.
Cameroon started the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations competition with a 1–1 draw to Burkina Faso. That was followed by a 2–1 win against Guinea-Bissau, and an unconvincing goalless draw against the hosts Gabon. These results were enough for Cameroon to qualify from the group stage to the quarter-finals, where they met Senegal in a close match that Cameroon won 5–4 in a penalty shootout after it had ended 0–0 after extra time. In the Semi-finals, Cameroon met Ghana and won the match 2–0 to qualify to the final.
On 5 February 2017, and after a close match, Cameroon won the African Cup of Nations for the fifth time after defeating seven-time champions Egypt 2–1 in the final,by Vincent Aboubakar's late goal in the 89th minute of the match. As champions, Cameroon qualified for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cameroon national football team kits .|
The Cameroon national football team's tradition color is green.
Cameroon national football team had long-term partnership with Puma
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup Qualification record|
|Did not enter||Declined participation|
|Did not qualify||2||0||1||1||3||4|
|Did not qualify||2||0||1||1||2||5|
|Did not qualify||10||6||3||1||18||10|
|Did not qualify||8||2||5||1||10||9|
|To be determined|
|FIFA Confederations Cup record|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|To be determined|
|Africa Cup of Nations record|
|Host nation(s) / Year||Round||Position||Pld||W||D*||L||GF||GA|
|Did not enter|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|Qualified as host|
|To be determined|
|Olympic Games Record|
|Did not enter|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not enter|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|1992–present||See Cameroon national under-23 football team|
|African Games Record|
|1991–present||See Cameroon national under-23 football team|
Win Draw Lose
|27 May 2018 Friendly|| Cameroon ||0–1||Beauvais, France|
|16:00 (CEST)||Report|| Traoré ||Stadium: Stade Pierre Brisson |
Referee: Benoît Millot (France)
|8 September 2018 2019 AFCONQ|| Comoros ||1–1||Mitsamiouli, Comoros|
|15:00 EAT|| Ben Nabouhane ||Report|| Bahoken ||Stadium: Stade Said Mohamed Cheikh |
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
|12 October 2018 2019 AFCONQ|| Cameroon ||1–0||Yaoundé, Cameroon|
|15:30 WAT|| Choupo-Moting ||Report||Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo |
Referee: Youssef Essrayri (Tunisia)
|16 October 2018 2019 AFCONQ|| Malawi ||0–0||Blantyre, Malawi|
|14:30 CAT||Report||Stadium: Kamuzu Stadium |
Referee: Victor Gomes (South Africa)
|16 November 2018 2019 AFCONQ|| Morocco ||2–0||Casablanca, Morocco|
|20:00 CET|| Ziyech ||Report||Stadium: Stade Mohammed V |
Referee: Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)
|23 March 2019 2019 AFCONQ|| Cameroon ||3–0||Yaoundé, Cameroon|
|16:00 WAT||Report||Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo |
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
|9 June 2019 Friendly|| Cameroon ||2–1||Majadahonda, Spain|
|18:30 UTC+01:00||Report||Stadium: Estadio Cerro del Espino|
|10 June 2019 Friendly|| AD Alcorcón ||0–11||Majadahonda, Spain|
|18:30||Report||Stadium: Estadio Cerro del Espino|
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||André Onana||2 April 1996 (aged 23)||9||0|
|16||GK||Fabrice Ondoa||24 December 1995 (aged 23)||40||0|
|23||GK||Carlos Kameni||18 February 1984 (aged 35)||70||0|
|2||DF||Collins Fai||23 November 1992 (aged 26)||23||0|
|3||DF||Gaëtan Bong||25 April 1988 (aged 31)||15||0|
|4||DF||Banana Yaya||29 July 1991 (aged 27)||11||1|
|5||DF||Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui||23 November 1990 (aged 28)||25||2|
|6||DF||Ambroise Oyongo||22 June 1991 (aged 27)||37||2|
|12||DF||Joyskim Dawa||9 April 1996 (aged 23)||1||0|
|22||DF||Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik||3 July 1989 (aged 29)||6||0|
|8||MF||André-Frank Zambo Anguissa||16 November 1995 (aged 23)||16||2|
|10||MF||Arnaud Djoum||2 May 1989 (aged 30)||19||0|
|14||MF||Georges Mandjeck||9 December 1988 (aged 30)||46||0|
|15||MF||Pierre Kunde||26 July 1995 (aged 23)||6||0|
|21||MF||Wilfrid Kaptoum||7 July 1996 (aged 22)||0||0|
|7||FW||Clinton N'Jie||15 August 1993 (aged 25)||25||8|
|9||FW||Stéphane Bahoken||28 May 1992 (aged 27)||5||1|
|11||FW||Christian Bassogog||18 October 1995 (aged 23)||21||4|
|13||FW||Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting||23 March 1989 (aged 30)||50||15|
|17||FW||Karl Toko Ekambi||14 September 1992 (aged 26)||22||2|
|18||FW||Joel Tagueu||6 November 1993 (aged 25)||4||0|
|19||FW||Jacques Zoua||6 September 1991 (aged 27)||24||0|
|20||FW||Olivier Boumal||17 September 1989 (aged 29)||3||0|
The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|DF||Jeando Fuchs||11 October 1997||1||0||v. |
|DF||Félix Eboa Eboa||19 April 1997||1||0||v. |
|MF||Fabrice Olinga||12 May 1996||17||1||v. |
|MF||Paul-Georges Ntep||29 July 1992||2||0||v. |
|MF||Ramses Akono||29 June 2000||0||0||v. |
|MF||Sébastien Siani||21 December 1986||28||2||v. |
|MF||Franklin Wadja||1 May 1995||1||0||v. |
|FW||Vincent Aboubakar||22 January 1992||65||20||v. |
|FW||Dimitri Oberlin||27 September 1997||0||0||v. |
INJ = Withdrew from this squad due to injury
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national football teams organized by FIFA. It was held from 31 May to 30 June 2002 at sites in South Korea and Japan, with its final match hosted by Japan at International Stadium in Yokohama.
Albert Roger Mooh Miller, commonly known as Roger Milla, is a retired Cameroonian professional footballer who played as a forward. He was one of the first African players to be major stars on the international stage. He played in three World Cups for the Cameroon national team.
Raymond Domenech is a retired French footballer, the current manager of the Brittany national football team and the former manager of the French national football team.
The Japan national football team represents Japan in association football and is operated by the Japan Football Association (JFA), the governing body for football in Japan. The current head coach is former footballer and current coach of the Japan national under-23 football team: Hajime Moriyasu.
The Senegal national football team, nicknamed the Lions of Teranga, is the national association football team of Senegal and is controlled by the Senegalese Football Federation.
The Egypt national football team, known colloquially as The Pharaohs, represents Egypt in men's International association football and is governed by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) founded in 1921, the governing body for football in Egypt. The team's historical stadium is Cairo International Stadium but since 2012 the team has played most home games at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria.
The Ghana national football team represents Ghana in international association football and has done so since the 1950s. The team is nicknamed the Black Stars after the Black Star of Africa in the flag of Ghana. It is administered by the Ghana Football Association, the governing body for football in Ghana and the oldest football association in Africa. Prior to 1957, the team played as the Gold Coast.
Listed below are the dates and results for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for Africa. 51 teams took part, competing for 5 World Cup places.
The Angola national football team, nicknamed Palancas Negras , is the national team of Angola and is controlled by the Angolan Football Federation. Angola reached the 45th place in the FIFA Rankings in July 2002. Their greatest accomplishment was qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, as this was their first appearance on the World Cup finals stage.
The Libya national football team is the national association football team of Libya and is controlled by the Libyan Football Federation. The team has qualified for three Africa Cup of Nations: 1982, 2006, and 2012. In 1982, the team was both the host and runner-up. In the Arab Nations Cup, Libya finished second in 1964 and 2012, and third in the 1966.
The Gabon national football team, nicknamed Les Panthères or Les Brésiliens, is the national team of Gabon and is controlled by the Gabonese Football Federation. They have never qualified for the World Cup, but have qualified seven times for the Africa Cup of Nations.
The 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification competition was a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations. Each confederation — the AFC (Asia), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC (Oceania), and UEFA (Europe) — was allocated a certain number of the 32 places at the tournament. A total of 197 teams entered the qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Due to France's abysmal campaign as defending champion in 2002, for the first time ever, the defending champion (Brazil) did not qualify automatically. The hosts (Germany) retained their automatic spot. In 1934, the defending champions (Uruguay) declined to participate and the hosts (Italy) had to qualify, but in the tournaments between 1938 and 2002 (inclusive), the hosts and the defending champions had automatic berths.
Otto Martin Pfister is a German football manager and one of Germany's most successful coaching exports, voted Africa's Manager of the Year in 1992. He is formerly the manager of the Afghanistan national team.
The Morocco women's national football team represents Morocco in international women's football and is controlled by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. The team played its first international match in 1998, as part of the third Women's African Football Championship.
The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, also known as the Orange Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, was the 28th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The Algeria women's national football team represents Algeria in international women's football. The team is currently ranked 76th in the world in the FIFA women's rankings. The team's highest ranking was 64th, in June 2009. The team plays its home games at the July 5, 1962 Stadium in Algiers and is coached by Radia Fertoul since August 2018. Algeria played its first match on May 14, 1998, against France, and lost 14–0.
Association football is the most popular sport in nearly every African country, and 13 members of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have competed at the sport's biggest event – the men's FIFA World Cup.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cameroon national football team .|