Cameroon vs Paraguay
The imposing qualification African’s zone playoffs against Tunisia, the mixture of experienced and talented players, but especially the tradition that “Lions” have, are elements which justify a certain optimism for the upcoming World Cup .
Cameroon makes their debut on 13 of June against Mexico for the first group, which is completed by Brazil and Croatia. They are one of the most experienced teams of Africa. They have seven appearances in the final phase of the World Cup, but they have not succeed something special in recent years. Volker Finke is the head coach on their bench. His most important incumbency was as a coach of Freiburg.
On Monday night in Skopje they defeated 2-0 without Samuel Eto’o in the lineup. They lost the experienced center forward Webo due to injury. Despite initial concerns, it was proved that the injury of Fenerbahce’s forward was not serious. Although, in today’s game he will not take any chances.
The main stage of preparation takes place in Austria. The program includes two more friendly matches, one in Germany and a second one in the capital Yaoundé against Moldova on 7 of June. It was originally scheduled to play at home against Guatemala, but Guatemala postponed the game for safety reasons.
After four consecutive appearances in the final stages, Paraguay will see this year’s World Cup on television. They completely failed in South American’s qualifiers where they finished in last place, even below Volivia.
They invited six players from the domestic league champion, Cerro Porteno. Paraguay have too many new faces to the selection. Those who play in the league of Mexico are missing. They are not few and by this time of the year they are on vacation.
On Sunday they complete their friendly matches in Nice against France. They prepare the group that will take part in the Copa America, which will be held next summer in Chile.