Cameroon World Cup squad 2022: All 26 players on Cameroonian national football team roster in Qatar


Cameroon’s name appearing on the list of competing nations at a World Cup is always likely to evoke memories of their impressive burst to the quarterfinals of Italia ’90.

After topping their group and overcoming Colombia in the last 16, Roger Mila and his team-mates had a superb encounter with England in the round of 16 in Naples. Despite being knocked out in extra time by Sir Bobby Robson’s side, Cameroon left their mark on the world stage and have failed to reach just one World Cup since that turning point.

However, they have consistently fallen at the first hurdle since 1990, recording just one win from 15 group stage matches in their last five tournament appearances.

Can they be better in Qatar? Here are the players they will rely on.

Final 26-man Cameroon World Cup squad

Head coach Rigobert Song revealed his squad for Qatar on Wednesday, November 9.

Among the big names included Andre Onana, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Bryan Mbeumo are the most familiar names with all three playing for top-tier clubs in Europe.

The youngest player on the squad is teenage goalkeeper Simon Ngapandouetnbu, while two 21-year-olds in the form of Christopher Wooh and Marou Souaibou have also been named by Song.

Cameroon begin their World Cup challenge in Qatar by facing Switzerland on November 24, but they also have two warm-up friendlies scheduled, against Jamaica and Panama.

Here’s their full roster for the 2022 World Cup:

Position Player Club Age Caps
Goalkeeper Simon Ngapandouetnbu Marseille (FRA) 19 0
Goalkeeper Devis Epassy Abha (SAU) 29 5
Goalkeeper Andre Onana Inter Milan (ITA) 26 31
Defender Nicolas Nkoulou Aris (GRE) 32 76
Defender Nouhou Tolo Seattle Sounders (USA) 25 16
Defender Oliver Mbaizo Philadelphia Union (USA) 25 11
Defender Collins Fai Al-Tai (SAU) 29 50
Defender Jean-Charles Castelletto Nantes (FRA) 27 12
Defender Enzo Ebosse Udinese (ITA) 23 1
Defender Christopher Wooh Rennes (FRA) 21 1
Midfielder Olivier Ntcham Swansea City (WAL) 26 1
Midfielder Pierre Kunde Olympiakos (GRE) 27 30
Midfielder Martin Hongla Verona (ITA) 24 17
Midfielder Samuel Gouet Mechelen (BEL) 24 21
Midfielder Gael Ondoa Hannover 96 (GER) 26 3
Midfielder Andre-Franck Zambo-Anguissa Napoli (ITA) 26 42
Forward Moumi Ngamaleu Dynamo Moscow (RUS) 28 21
Forward Jerome Ngom Mbekeli Apejec FC (CAM) 24 0
Forward Jean-Pierre Nsame Young Boys (SWI) 29 3
Forward Georges-Kevin Nkoudou Besiktas (TUR) 27 1
Forward Vincent Aboubakar Al-Nassr (SAU) 30 88
Forward Karl Toko Ekambi Lyon (FRA) 30 50
Forward Bryan Mbeumo Brentford (ENG) 23 1
Forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Bayern Munich (GER) 33 68
Forward Christian Bassogog SH Shenhua (CHI) 27 42
Forward Marou Souaibou Coton Sport FC (CAM) 21 0

Cameroon World Cup group

Brazil are strongly fancied to storm out of Group G. However, Cameroon will not be overawed by the challenge of European duo Switzerland and Serbia, as all three battle to join Brazil in the last 16.

Cameroon Group G fixtures and match schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Thurs, Nov. 24 Switzerland vs. Cameroon 5 a.m. Al Janoub Stadium
Mon, Nov. 28 Cameroon vs. Serbia 5 a.m. Al Janoub Stadium
Fri, Dec. 2 Cameroon vs. Brazil 2 p.m. Lusail Stadium

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