The Indomitable Lions will participate at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia for the third time since the creation of the tournament 25 years past. Cameroon was confirmed as the final qualifier for the 2017 intercontinental tournament in Russia thanks to a remarkable 88th minute goal by Vincent Aboubakar that vanquished Egypt 2-1.
This automatically gave the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon,2017 AFCON Champions to join seven other countries in a competition that has been described as the biggest and highly prestigious tournament in the world.
The team led by the Belgian tactician, Hugo Broos played a friendly in Madrid, Spain against Columbia on Tuesday the 13th June 2017. From Spain, the lions will head to Russia to meet the other participating countries including group members Germany, Chile and Australia that have drawn up in Group B, a group bookmakers see as tough.
Football commentators have opined that playing in Group B is not an issue. Of importance is the event which brings together the world’s continental champions, a rare opportunity for the Indomitable Lions to make up for the last time they appeared on the global stage in Brazil.
Their first outing at the upcoming Confederations Cup which opens on Saturday June 17 will be against Copa America champions Chile in Moscow at the Spartak Stadium on Sunday June 18. 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 2017 in Sochi.
Cameroon, which one of Africa’s traditional football nations will aim to become the first ever African side to lift the Confederations Cup.