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Cameroon Team Kit

 Group A
 France
 Senegal
 Uruguay
 Denmark
 Group B
 Spain
 Slovenia
 Paraguay
 South Africa
 Group C
 Brazil
 Turkey
 China
 Costa Rica
 Group D
 South Korea
 Poland
 USA
 Portugal
 Group E
 Germany
 Saudi Arabia
 Rep of Ireland
 Cameroon
 Group F
 Argentina
 Nigeria
 England
 Sweden
 Group G
 Italy
 Ecuador
 Croatia
 Mexico
 Group H
 Japan
 Belgium
 Russia
 Tunisia

Cameroon star player, Samuel Eto'o
World Cup record:
 1982   First round
 1990   Quarter-finals
 1994   First round
 1998   First round
 2002   First round

Did you know?
Cameroon’s last group match against Germany set a new World Cup record for cautions, with 14 bookings and two sendings-off by Spanish referee Antonio Lopez Nieto.

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Star player:

Winfried Schafer
Samuel Eto'o
Cameroon promised a lot but delivered very little when it came to the crunch.

Everyone has been looking to the Indomitable Lions to become Africa's first World Cup semi-finalists and everything looked set for them to achieve the feat this time.

They arrived as African Nations Cup champions with players who play week-in week-out for some of Europe's biggest clubs.

Winfried Chafer's men looked strong at the start, but then lost their way against Saudi Arabia as they only managed a 1-0 victory when many were expecting an avalanche of goals.

The Saudi match was where you started to see Cameroon’s confidence ebbing away, but even at the end they had a chance to save themselves when Germany went down to 10 men in Shizuoka.

Cameroon’s inability to beat Germany was no shame in itself – plenty of teams have tried to do that before and failed – but this was a World Cup were they were expecting much greater things.

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Group E: v Rep of Ireland 1-1; v Saudi Arabia 0-1; v Germany 0-2.



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