Cameroon start with modest expectations

  • Belgian Hugo Broos will lead Cameroon at the FIFA Confederations Cup
  • African champions to face Chile, Australia, and Germany in Group B
  • Indomitable Lions making third appearance at the Tournament of Champions

Group B challenge

The last team to qualify for Russia 2017, Cameroon are drawn in a difficult group that includes FIFA World Cup™ holders Germany, Copa America winners Chile, and AFC Asian Cup champions Australia. Broos’s side will begin their campaign against the Chileans in Moscow on 18 June before meeting the Australians in Saint Petersburg four days later. They conclude their Group B schedule against the Germans in Sochi on 25 June.

“We are with the world champions Germany and the South American champions Chile in our pool, and let’s not forget Australia, so we shall see,” Broos said. “For me, it is a tournament to see where we are on a world level, where we can see where we are as African champions. This could be very important for the future.”

The future that Broos refers to is next year’s World Cup in Russia, with Cameroon also involved in the third and final round of African zone qualifying that resumes later this year.

“If I had the choice, I’d rather be in Russia next year,” Broos said. “This is why this tournament is important to me because next year in Russia we might face these teams again. We want to see where we stand and at which level we are at right now.”