Cameroon vs Brazil - World Cup: Team news, lineups & prediction

James Cormack
Brazil are taking on Cameroon in their final Group G game
Brazil are taking on Cameroon in their final Group G game / Matthias Hangst/GettyImages

Back-to-back victories for Brazil to start their 2022 World Cup campaign means their place in the round of 16 has already been secured.

The pre-tournament favourites have dazzled in spells and impressively denied both Serbia and Switzerland from testing Alisson between the sticks. Barring a mini-miracle on Matchday 3, Tite's men will advance into the last 16 as group winners.

Cameroon need to upset the odds if they're to have any chance of qualifying from Group G. Their Vincent Aboukakar-inspired fightback against Serbia on Matchday 2 rescued a point and kept them in the tournament, but they need plenty to go their way in the final round of fixtures for them to progress.

Here's 90min's preview of this Group G clash between Cameroon and Brazil.

Where are Cameroon vs Brazil playing?

  • Location: Lusail, Qatar
  • Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium
  • Date: Friday 2 December
  • Kick-off Time: 19:00 GMT / 14:00 ET / 11:00 PT

Cameroon vs Brazil H2H Results (All Time)

  • Cameroon: 1 win
  • Brazil: 5 wins
  • Draws: 0

Current Form (Last Five Games)

  • Cameroon: LDDLD
  • Brazil: WWWWW

Cameroon team news

The major team news coming out of the Cameroonian camp surrounds goalkeeper Andre Onana. The Inter shot-stopper was removed from Rigobert Song's squad ahead of the 3-3 draw with Serbia and will not play any further role in Cameroon's campaign.

Veteran striker Aboubakar has surely played his way into Song's starting XI for this one after he scored and assisted off the bench on Matchday 2.

Cameroon predicted lineup vs Brazil

Cameroon starting 11 (4-3-3): Epassy; Fai, Castelletto, N'Koulou, Tolo; Anguissa, Hongla, Kunde; Mbeumo, Aboubakar, Choupo-Moting.
Bench: Ngapandouetnbu, Mbekeli, Wooh, Ondoua, Ngamaleu, N'Koudou, Nsame, Toko Ekambi, Bassogog, Gouet, Mbaizo, Ntcham, Ebosse, Marou.

Brazil team news

Tite will be without Neymar and Danilo for Brazil's final group game, with the pragmatic boss poised to make a few changes to the side that beat Switzerland 1-0 on Matchday 2.

Alex Telles could come in for Alex Sandro at left-back, while it's unlikely that both Fred and Lucas Paqueta will start in midfield. Richarlison could be rested up top with Gabriel Jesus potentially coming in, while Rodrygo could make his first start of the tournament down the right.

Brazil predicted lineup vs Cameroon

Brazil starting 11 (4-1-4-1): Alisson; Militao, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Telles; Casemiro; Rodrygo, Guimaraes, Paqueta, Vinicius Jr; Jesus.
Bench: Ederson, Weverton, Dani Alves, Fabinho, Alex Sandro, Fred, Richarlison, Antony, Raphinha, Everton, Bremer, Pedro, Martinelli.

Cameroon vs Brazil score prediction

In need of a victory, Cameroon will come out flying and Brazil's impressive backline will undoubtedly be tested. However, an aggressive Cameroon suits the South Americans, who struggled somewhat to break down the deeper-lying defences of Serbia and Switzerland in their opening two games.

Brazil are blessed with a group of destructive wingers in transition and they could have a field day in this one. The pre-tournament favourites may have to weather an early storm, but they should prevail relatively comfortably.

Prediction: Cameroon 0-2 Brazil

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