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Cameroon vs Brazil World Cup lineup, starting 11 for Group G match at Qatar 2022

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Cameroon’s build-up to this game has been dominated by discussion of the sudden departure of goalkeeper Andre Onana from their squad due to disciplinary reasons.

But by drawing with Serbia on Monday, Rigobert Song’s side kept themselves in with a chance of reaching the knockout stages and so that will no doubt be their focus.

To achieve that aim, Cameroon need to beat a Brazil side who have thus far justified their pre-tournament tag as favourites to lift the World Cup but could be much-changed.

Below are the projected lineups for both teams based on the latest news leading up to the match.

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Cameroon vs Brazil lineups

Dani Alves is in line to become Brazil’s oldest ever World Cup captain against Cameroon on Friday.

The 39-year-old is expected to earn a start as Tite shuffles his pack with his team having already secured their place in the knockout stages.

Alves said of the honour: “I’ve been with the Brazilian squad for many years and to be able to wrap up this cycle, playing a World Cup, makes me very happy.

“It’s been 16 years with the national squad and I’ve tried to do my very best. Life, I think, always rewards the people who love what they do, who truly do their best in the mission.

“I think I’m reaping what I have planted over those 16 years.”

MORE: Group G: How things stand for Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia, Cameroon

Cameroon predicted starting 11

(4-3-3, right to left): 16-Epassy (GK) — 19-Fai, 21-Castelletto, 3-N’Koulou, 25-Tolo — 8-Anguissa, 18-Hongla, 15-Kunde, — 20-Mbeumo, 10-Aboubakar 13-Choupo-Moting

  • Injured: none
  • Suspended: none
  • Absent: Andre Onana

Rigobert Song is likely to stick with a similar team to that which roared back to claim a 3-3 draw with Serbia last time out, though one substitute involved in that turnaround is tipped for a start.

Vincent Aboubakar scored a wonderful lob to spark the comeback and could be rewarded by coming into the 11 for this one.

MORE: World Cup 2022 standings: Live updated table, points for every group in Qatar

Brazil predicted starting 11

(4-3-3, right to left): 1-Alisson (GK) — 13-Dani Alves, 4-Marquinhos, 24-Bremer, 16-Alex Telles — 8-Fred, 15-Fabinho, 17-Guimaraes — 19-Antony, 18-Gabriel Jesus, 21-Rodrygo

  • Injured: Neymar, Alex Sandro, Danilo
  • Suspended: none

The extent to which Tite changes things up remains to be seen but, with one of the strongest squads in the tournament at his disposal, his options are almost endless.

Gabriel Jesus and Rodrygo are among the players pushing for a start, while Alex Telles is set to replace the injured Alex Sandro at left-back.

MORE: World Cup 2022 Group G: Match schedule, fixtures, times and dates for Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon in Qatar

Cameroon vs Brazil World Cup squads

Here are the names on Cameroon and Brazil’s World Cup squad lists in Qatar (caps correct as of start of Qatar 2022):

Cameroon World Cup squad

Position No. Player Club Age Caps
GK 1 Simon 
Marseille (FRA) 19 0
GK 16 Devis Epassy Abha (KSA) 29 5
GK 23 Andre Onana Inter Milan (ITA)  26 33
DEF 3 Nicolas Nkoulou Aris (GRE) 32 78
DEF 25 Nouhou Tolo Seattle Sounders (USA) 25 18
DEF 17 Oliver Mbaizo Philadelphia Union (USA) 25 11
DEF 19 Collins Fai Al Tai (KSA) 29 52
DEF 21 Jean-Charles Castelletto Nantes (FRA) 27 14
DEF 24 Enzo Ebosse Udinese (ITA) 23 2
DEF 4 Christopher Wooh Rennes (FRA) 21 3
MID 22 Olivier Ntcham Swansea City (WAL) 26 3
MID 15 Pierre Kunde Olympiakos (GRE) 27 32
MID 18 Martin Hongla Verona (ITA)  24 19
MID 14 Samuel Gouet Mechelen (BEL) 24 22
MID 5 Gael Ondoa Hannover 96 (GER) 26 4
MID 8 Andre-Franck Zambo-Anguissa Napoli (ITA) 26 43
FWD 6 Moumi Ngamaleu Dynamo Moscow (RUS) 28 42
FWD 2 Jerome Ngom Mbekeli Apejec FC (CAM) 24 2
FWD 9 Jean-Pierre Nsame Young Boys (SWI) 29 4
FWD 7 Georges-Kevin Nkoudou Besiktas (TUR) 27 2
FWD 10 Vincent Aboubakar Al Nassr (KSA) 30 91
FWD 12 Karl Toko Ekambi Lyon (FRA) 30 51
FWD 20 Bryan Mbeumo Brentford (ENG) 23 3
FWD 13 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting  Bayern Munich (GER) 33 69
FWD 11 Christian Bassogog SH Shenhua (CHI) 27 43
FWD 26 Marou Souaibou Coton Sport FC (CAM) 21 3

Brazil World Cup squad

Position No. Player Club Age Caps
GK 1 Alisson Liverpool (ENG) 30 56
GK 23 Ederson Manchester City (ENG) 29 18
GK 12 Weverton Palmeiras (BRA) 34 11
DEF 4 Marquinhos PSG (FRA)  28 70
DEF 14 Eder Militao Real Madrid (SPA) 24 23
DEF 3 Thiago Silva Chelsea (ENG) 38 108
DEF 2 Danilo Juventus (ITA) 24 15
DEF 16 Alex Telles Sevilla (SPA) 29 7
DEF 13 Dani Alves Pumas UNAM (MEX) 39 125
DEF 6 Alex Sandro Juventus (ITA) 31 37
DEF 24 Bremer Juventus (ITA) 25 1
MID 15 Fabinho Liverpool (ENG) 28 28
MID 5 Casemiro Manchester United (ENG) 30 64
MID 17 Bruno Guimaraes Newcastle United (ENG) 24 8
MID 8 Fred Manchester United (ENG) 29 27
MID 7 Lucas Paqueta West Ham (ENG) 25 34
MID 22 Everton Ribeiro Flamengo (BRA) 33 22
FWD 26 Gabriel Martinelli Arsenal (ENG) 21 3
FWD 20 Vinicius Jr. Real Madrid (SPA) 22 15
FWD 10 Neymar PSG (FRA) 30 120
FWD 19 Antony Manchester United (ENG) 22 10
FWD 21 Rodrygo Real Madrid (SPA) 21 6
FWD 11 Raphinha Barcelona (SPA) 25 10
FWD 9 Richarlison Tottenham (ENG) 25 37
FWD 25 Pedro Flamengo (BRA) 25 2
FWD 18 Gabriel Jesus Arsenal (ENG) 25 56


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