World Cup - Cameroon predicted XI to face Brazil: Aboubakar to make maiden start

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It is a must-win match for the Indomitable Lions, but how are they likely to line up against the five-time world champions?

Cameroon will go head to head with tournament favourites Brazil in their final 2022 World Cup Group G match at Lusail Iconic Stadium on Friday.

The Indomitable Lions still have a chance of reaching the knockout phase after collecting a point from their thrilling 3-3 draw against Serbia on Monday.

GOAL predicts coach Rigobert Song's starting line-up for a match they must win to progress.

  1. GOALKEEPER - Devis Epassy
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    GOALKEEPER - Devis Epassy

    The Abha shot-stopper conceded three goals after replacing Andre Onana between the sticks against Serbia, but Song could keep his faith in him. 

  2. RIGHT-BACK - Collins Fai
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    RIGHT-BACK - Collins Fai

    The versatile full-back has become Cameroon's first choice right-back and he is likely to be up against dribbling wizard Vinicius Junior. 

  3. LEFT-BACK - Nouhou Tolo
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    LEFT-BACK - Nouhou Tolo

    The Douala-born left-back, who is an attack-minded full-back, is another player who has become a permanent fixture in this Indomitable Lions team.

  4. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Jean-Charles Castelletto

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Jean-Charles Castelletto

    The 27-year-old centre-back will be brimming with confidence after netting his maiden goal for Cameroon against Serbia, while also grabbing an assist.

  5. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Nicolas Nkoulou
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    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Nicolas Nkoulou

    The veteran defender, who boasts 76 caps, brings international experience to this Indomitable Lions defence and he will be keen to ensure that they keep a clean sheet.

  6. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Martin Hongla
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Martin Hongla

    The Hellas Verona star operates as a deep-lying midfielder and he is the shield that protects the Cameroonian backline. 

  7. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa

    The towering midfielder is the heartbeat of the five-time African champions' midfield and he will be keen to stamp his authority in the middle of the park. 

  8. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Pierre Kunde


    The Greece-based midfielder was one of the players who were recalled to the starting line-up against Serbia and he played well alongside Anguissa and Hongla in a three-man midfield.

  9. RIGHT FORWARD - Karl Toko Ekambi

    RIGHT FORWARD - Karl Toko Ekambi

    The 2018 Prix Marc-Vivien Foe award winner has been able to get himself into good positions, but he has been let down by some poor finishing and he will be eager to score his first World Cup goal.

  10. LEFT FORWARD - Vincent Aboubakar
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    LEFT FORWARD - Vincent Aboubakar

    The Cameroon captain, who grabbed a goal and an assist against Serbia, might be handed his maiden start of the tournament as he could be key to a win over the mighty Brazil.

  11. CENTRE FORWARD - Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

    CENTRE FORWARD - Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

    The Germany-born marksman grabbed a morale-boosting goal against Serbia and he will be confident of finding the back of the net once again when he faces the South American giants.