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it’s been 20 years Brazil Won the last world cup. As the No. 1 ranked team in the world, it is certainly the favorite to win it all in Qatar. four years ago, Seleção trusted too much neymar and lost belgium In the quarterfinals, but with a sizable roster of stars playing in the world’s top league, Tite’s team is expected to bow out of the group.
However, you can’t ignore competitive European sides Switzerlandwhich Brazil had drawn in the 2018 group stage, and Serbiawho beat cristiano ronaldo portugal during qualification. cameroon There is also an experienced group and battle-tested after the playoff victory over Algeria.
Here’s a look at the four teams in Group G:
everything you need to know about cameroon,
coach: Rigobert Song
highest finish: Quarterfinals (1990)
2018 over: did not qualify
Fox Bet Odds: +35000
Key Players: Vincent Abubakar, Carl Tocco Ekambi, Andre Onana
What we’re excited to see: How will 26-year-old goalkeeper Andre Onana, who starts for Inter Milan, fair against top goalkeepers in this group such as Neymar, Vinicius Júnior, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Xherdan Shaqiri?
What does success look like: leaving the group
Achilles heel: Song’s team doesn’t have the same roster of European stars as the other teams, so it will need some magic to get Cameroon to the final round of World Cup qualifying.
X Factor: Cameroon will rely heavily on the experienced Aboubakar to deliver. Abubakar, the team’s captain, scored the most goals (eight) of any African player in this year’s Cup of Nations.
Three things you need to know about Cameroon
Alexi Lalas offers three things to know about Cameroon ahead of the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.
goalkeeper: Davis Apasi, Simon Ngapandouetnabu, Andre Onana
defenders: Jean-Charles Castelletto, Enzo Abosse, Collins Fai, Olivier Mbzo, Nicolas Nkoulou, Tolo Nohou, Christopher Vohs
midfielder: Martin Hongla, Pierre Kunde, Olivier Natcham, Gael Ondoua, Samuel Oum Gouet, André-Franc Zambo Anguissa
ahead: Vincent Aboubakar, Christian Bassogue, Eric-Maxime Choupou Moting, Souébou Marou, Brian Mbumo, Nicolas Moume Ngamaleu, Jerome Ngome, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Jean-Pierre Ensame, Karl Toko Ekambi
But Littman covers college football, college basketball and soccer for Fox Sports. She previously wrote for Sports Illustrated, USA Today and The Indianapolis Star. She is the author of “Strong Like a Woman”, published in the spring of 2022 to mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Follow him on Twitter @lecon littman,
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