Africa-Press – Gambia. Brazil and Cameroon capitalize, today, at 20:00, at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, the attention of the third round of Group G of the World Cup in Qatar, in a game of reserved prognosis, judging by the attempts of the intervenients to the spectacle.
After qualifying for the round of 16, the team intends to maintain the victorious past, with the aim of finishing the group stage undefeated, after the triumphs over Serbia (2-0) and Switzerland (1-0).
Compared to the South American formation, the African selection is in a worse situation, as it occupies the third position in the classification, with one point. The chances of Cameroon guaranteeing a place in the “eighth” are, for now, quite remote, since it depends on third parties to get through the other phase.
For that to happen, Rigobert Song’s team is obliged to beat Brazil, and wait for a slip by Serbia in the confrontation with Switzerland.
However, these are hard calculations to be made, because Cameroon is going through a less good period in the competition, to impose itself with Brazil.
In the clash with Cameroon, the Brazilian team is the clear favorite, because it comes from excellent results. With the technical command of Adenor Bacchi “Tite”, Brazil remains unbeatable, both in friendly and official games.
The current coach is doing a job worthy of distinction, which goes through the renewal process, so that the Brazilian team returns to the great achievements in world football.
However, Brazil is crossing the desert, since it has not won the World Cup for two centuries, and the last victory was in the competition, co-organized between South Korea and Japan, in 2002.
Cameroon, on the other hand, is gradually losing strength, which it had in the past, because the clubs are undercapitalized and have stopped betting on the base.
The few talents that emerge in Cameroon ended up immigrating to Europe and America, where they opted for European and American nationality.
Games with each other
In five official games between themselves, Brazil has a record of four victories against one of Cameroon. In the Confederations Cup in 2003, Cameroon defeated Brazil, by 1-0, with a solitary goal by Samuel Eto’o.
The most memorable game was at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, with the Africans winning 2-1.
At the time, the national team was coached by Vanderlei Luxemburgo and had as the main reference in the team, the offensive midfielder Ronaldinho Gaúcho. Eight years later at the Olympic Games, Brazil redeemed itself from the opponent and won, by 2-0. In the 2014 World Cup, Brazil devastated Cameroon, winning by expressive (4-1).