How did Cameroon qualify for the FIFA World Cup?


Qatar 2022

In one of the coolest touches in the history of World Cup qualifiers, Cameroon sealed their ticket to Qatar 2022. Now, they will try to be the first-ever African champion. Here’s a look at the amazing race by the indomitable lions.

Eric Maxime Choupo-Moting from Cameroon
© Catherine Eiffel / Getty ImagesEric Maxime Choupo-Moting from Cameroon

Cameroon He will play at eight world Cup in Qatar. No other African country participated in more. One of the most interesting teams in the tournament is part of Group G side by side BrazilSerbia and Switzerland. There is no doubt that the struggle for a place in the Round of 16 will be against the European teams Brazil He is a clear candidate to win it all.

Best performance in history for Indomitable lions It was unforgettable during World Cup 1990 played in Italy. Surprisingly, in that edition, Cameroon Won Group B against opponents such as Romania, the Soviet Union and Argentina. They shocked the world in their opening match by defeating the defending champions 1-0 in Milan and bypassing the Round of 16 with a 2-1 victory over Colombia. The dream ended in the quarter-finals after a stir in Naples with England (3-2).

Cameroon He is a five-time winner in African Nations Cup (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002 and 2017). Another extraordinary achievement for the country was the gold medal in 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Now, they will try what has not been done before. An African team lifts the World Cup.

How did Cameroon qualify for Qatar 2022?

The road to Qatar Cameroon It is one of the greatest stories ever. Because of their ranking, Rigobert Song’s team avoided the first round, but in the second stage had a massive battle with Ivory Coast. Just group d The winner will advance to the third round. Both countries split the victories against each other, and in a remarkable turn of events, the difference was Ivory Coast’s stunning equalizer with Mozambique.

So, Cameroon He finished with 15 points, and Ivory Coast was eliminated with 13 points. In the third and final stage, the ten winners of the second round played five series at home. During the draw, Cameroon was with AlgeriaThe 2019 African champion and one of the favorites to win the surprise Qatar 2022.

to go, Cameroon They fell 1-0 at home in Douala and everything looked lost. Then in the decisive match held in Blida, Eric Maxime Choupo-Moting The chain tied (22′) and sent into overtime with a combined score of 1-1. Algeria He tapped in the 118th minute, miraculously, Cameroon I got 2-2 in the 120 + 4 minute with a historic goal from Toko Ekambi. Nobody can believe what happened. thanks for the far goals As a tiebreak, Cameroon won a ticket to Qatar 2022.

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