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Cameroon in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
France 1998 was Cameroon's 4th appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
Cameroon made the world take notice when they defeated the defending champions Argentina (1:0) in the opening match of Italy 1990.

They were also leading England by two goals to one in the quarter-finals, after being a goal down, before Gary Lineker closed the door on them by scoring two penalties.

The Roger Millar wiggle was at it again in USA 1994, when he became the oldest man to score a goal in the World Cup finals; at the age of 42.

Cameroon in the 1998 World Cup

Fédération Camerounaise de Football.
Group B

11th June: vs. Austria (1:1) in Toulouse.

17th June: vs. Italy (0:3) in Montpellier.

23rd June: vs. Chile (1:1) in Nantes.

Dirty or clumsy, this Cameroon side had the whistle blown against them more than most; although they were unfortunate to have a goal disallowed in their last game, against Chile.

Knockout Stage

Cameroon failed to qualify for the Second Round.

CAF:
Confédération Africaine de Football.

Fédération Camerounaise de Football.

Cameroon World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers:

1 Jacques Songo (Deportivo La Coruna)
16 William Andem (Salvador)
22 Alioum Boukar (Vansport)

Defenders:

2 Joseph Elanga (TKC de Yaoundé)
3 Pierre Wome Nlend (Lucchese)
4 Rigobert Song Bahanag (Metz)
5 Raymond Kalla Nkongo (Panahaiki)
6 Pierre Njanka (Olympic Mvolyé)
13 Abanda Jouan
17 Michel Pensée Bilong (Chunma)

Midfielders:

8 Didier Angibeaud Nguidjol (Nice)
10 Patrick Mboma (Gamba Osaka)
11 Samuel Eto'o (Leganes)
14 Augustine Simo (Saint-Etienne)
15 Joseph Ndo (Coton Sport de Garoua)
20 Salomon Olembe (Nantes)

Forwards:

7 François Omam Biyick (Sampdoria)
9 Alphonse Tchami (Hertha Berlin)
12 Lavriano Etame (Bastia)
18 Samuel Ipoua (Rapid Vienna)
19 Marcel Mahouve (Montpellier)
21 Joseph-Désiré Job (Lyon)

Trainer:
Claude Le Roy.

Teams by Group

Group A
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Group B
Travel to Austria Austria, Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Chile Chile, Travel to Italy Italy.

Group C
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group D
Travel to Bulgaria Bulgaria, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Spain Spain.

Group E
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Holland Holland, Travel to Mexico Mexico, Travel to South Korea South Korea.

Group F
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Group G
Travel to Colombia Colombia, Travel to England England, Travel to Romania Romania, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Group H
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Jamaica Jamaica, Travel to Japan Japan.

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