How they’re doing, injuries and prediction with Africans needing win to progress – Sportsdark
CAMEROON must WIN to progress from Group G into the World Cup knockout stages – and it couldn’t come much tougher.
Rigobert Song will lead his troops into battle against tournament favourites and unbeaten Brazil.
The Samba Boys need just a point to win the group and will be desperate to maintain their 100 per cent record.
But boss Tite could shuffle his pack to avoid any more injuries – with Neymar already out until the knockout stage, and that’s wishful thinking.
Cameroon will be hoping to join fellow African outfit Senegal into the last 16. They of course face England on Sunday.
SunSport takes a look at what to expect from Cameroon vs Brazil including our score prediction.
How are they getting on?
Cameroon: A lacklustre showing in a 1-0 loss to Switzerland was completely transformed in their second game against Serbia.
The Indomitable Lions were 3-1 down before two goals in a crazy three-minute spell saw them claim a share of the spoils.
Read the full Cameroon vs Serbia match report…
Brazil: The only surprise in the 2-0 Group G opening win against Serbia was that they didn’t score more goals.
Tite’s troops also kept a clean sheet in their second clash, beating a plucky Switzerland 1-0.
Read the full Brazil vs Switzerland report here…
Any injuries to worry about?
Cameroon: The Indomitable Lions have no fresh injury concerns.
Goalkeeper Andre Onana has been sent home after falling out with the manager over tactics.
Brazil: Star man Neymar will miss this game, and maybe more, with an ankle injury.
Danilo and Alex Sandro are also out, and expect Tite to shuffle his pack and rest some of the other stars.
Who to watch
Cameroon: Eric Choupo-Moting has come a long way from his Stoke days.
The Bayern Munich frontman has been linked with a sensational move to Manchester United with his deal up in the summer.
Brazil: With several stars set to be rested for this final group game it could afford the chance for someone to put themselves firmly in contention for the KO stages.
It could mean Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes finally gets his chance in the middle of the park – his form in the Prem has been stunning.
Cameroon can ONLY qualify with a victory – and still have to hope for either a draw between Serbia and Switzerland, or a one-goal margin win for the Serbs.
Brazil have already qualified, and a point is enough for them to win the group.
What’s the head-to-head?
These two have met six times previously, with Brazil winning five and Cameroon the other.
The latest result was a 1-0 win for the Samba Boys in a friendly in 2018.
Cameroon needing to win the game could prove to be their great undoing.
With the need to push on, they could be exposed by Brazil’s flair and creativity.
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