Cameroon will be led by Samuel Eto'o, who left Chelsea this summer Getty

Manager: Volker Finke

World Ranking: 56

Best World Cup finish: Quarter-finals in 1990, where they lost to England

How they qualified: Beat Tunisia 4–1 in third round African knockout

Fixtures: Group A - Mexico (13 June), Croatia (18 June), Brazil (23 June)


Goalkeepers: Charles Itandje, Sammy Ndjock, Lioc Feudjou

Defenders: Allan Nyom, Nounkeu Dany, Cedric Djeugoue, Aurelien Chedjou, Nicolas Nkoulou, Henri Bedimo, Benoit Assou-Ekotto

Midfielders: Enoh Eyong, Jean Makoun, Joel Matip, Stephane Mbia, Landry Nguemo, Alexandre Song, Edgar Salli

Forwards: Samuel Eto'o, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, Benjamin Moukandjo, Vincent Aboubakar, Pierre Achille Webo, Fabrice Olinga

Expectations: As the African country with most appearances in World Cup history, having featured at six tournaments, the weight of expectation has always been on Cameroon to try and emulate their famous 1990 side. Back then they had the indomitable Roger Milla, whose status as Cameroon's most famous son has since been eclipsed by record goal-scorer Samuel Eto'o. Volker Finke will also look to QPR midfielder Stéphane Mbia and Barcelona's Alex Song to add defensive nous and attacking verve to the side.

Star man: Joel Matip – The son of former Cameroon player Jean Matip, 22-year-old Joel almost spurned the opportunity to follow in his father's footsteps and opt to play for Germany instead. The 6'4" defender has become a regular in the Shalke first team but will have his work cut out this summer in Group A with Mexico, Croatia and tournament hosts, and favourites, Brazil. If Volker Finke's team are to stand any chance of making it to the next round then Matip has to be on top form.

Prediction: Group stage – Any group featuring Brazil was always going to be tough, but in Croatia and Mexico, Cameroon have drawn two sides that are fancied to progress alongside the host nation.