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Cameroon To Represent Africa At FIFA Confederations Cup


African champions Cameroon will represent Africa at FIFA Confederations Cup which is billed to come up in Russia, running from 17 June to 2 July, 2017.

Cameroon will represent Africa at the FIFA Confederations Cup which is billed to come up in Russia, running from 17 June to 2 July.

Cameroon are the eighth and final confirmed participant at the Tournament of Champions following their triumph at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

The Indomitable Lions came from behind to defeat Egypt 2-1 in the final in Libreville thanks to second-half goals from substitutes Nicolas N’Koulou and Vincent Aboubakar. 

Cameroon will join Australia, Chile, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and hosts Russia at the tournament.

Mexico are the only participating nation at Russia 2017 to have been crowned champions (1999). 

 The competition gives each confederation’s best teams the chance at more glory on the very same stage that will host the FIFA World Cup, the greatest footballing show on earth, one year later.

Cameroon will play in Group B alongside Chile, Australia and Germany with their first match at the tournament coming against Copa America champions Chile in Moscow at the Spartak Stadium on Sunday 18 June. 

They will then travel up to St. Petersburg to face AFC Asian Cup winners Australia on Thursday 22 June, before wrapping up the group stage against World Cup champions Germany on Sunday 25 June in Sochi.

Cameroon will aim to become the first ever African side to lift the Confederations Cup. 

Earlier on Saurday, Alain Traore’s stunning late free-kick defeated Ghana and sealed third place in the Africa Cup of Nations for Burkina Faso.

From the right of the 18-yard box, Traore hammered a left-footed effort into the top corner of the net.

The shot sent Ghana to fourth place for the third time in the past four tournaments

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