The Confederations Cup is well underway now and one of the favourites, Chile, begins their bid to win the title. Their opponents Cameroon, the 2017 winners of the Africa Cup of Nations, aim to cause an upset with most believing Hugo Broos’ side will struggle to make it to the semi-final stage.
With World Cup holders Germany in the same group, both sides will know that a loss will be highly damaging to hopes of qualifying. If Arsenal star Sanchez is injured, the burden will fall on Eduardo Vargas to fire La Roja, with Juan Antonio Pizzi’s side proving in back-to-back Copa America triumphs that they are versatile enough to succeed without their talisman.
The game should also provide an insight as to whether a youthful-looking Cameroon can progress to become contenders for next year’s World Cup.
Cameroon starting XI: Ondoa; Mabouka, Teikeu, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Fai; Anguissa, Siani, Djoum; Moukanjo, Aboubakar, Bassogog
Chile starting XI: Herrera, Isla, Jara, Medel, Beausejour; Fuenzalida, Vidal, Diaz, Aranguiz; Vargas, Puch