Saturday Sep 24, 2022. 11:00
Cameroon striker and captain Vincent Aboubakar says his team is not intimidated by the prospect of facing five-time champions Brazil at the 2022 World Cup.
The Indomitable Lions were drawn in Group G for the tournament in Qatar, where they will come up against Switzerland, Serbia and ‘A Seleção’.
Aboubakar acknowledges that it’s a tough group to be in, but insists that Cameroon are capable of springing a surprise.
“The World Cup is a beautiful and emotional competition,” he told FIFA’s official website. “We’re in a tough group against the likes of Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia.
“We won’t be afraid of Brazil because the current side is not the Brazil of old. It is true that they have some quality players, but you need a united squad to go far in a tournament. A team with big names but no unity means nothing.
“We must arrive at the World Cup in the best shape possible – hopefully with no injuries – and prepare well. After that, we’ll see what happens.
“We aren’t here to say Brazil will or won’t do that, we’re focusing on ourselves, and the coaching staff will make sure we’re in the best shape possible going into the tournament.
“We have a good and capable squad with an excellent mentality. Whatever we achieve will be a joint effort.”
Cameroon will continue their preparations for the 2022 World Cup with a friendly against South Korea on Tuesday 27 September.