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Cameroon Hopeful with Choupo-Moting at World Cup

Cameroon's national team, also known as the Indomitable Lions football players, wear their new One All Sports equipment during training at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium, in Yaounde on November 6, 2022, ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Cameroon will look to Bayern Munich's in-form striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Napoli midfielder Frank Zambo Anguissa to try and emulate their 1990 predecessors in reaching the World Cup quarterfinals.

Rigobert Song named his squad late on Wednesday with perhaps the only surprise his decision to omit defender Michael Ngadeu, who was an integral part of the team that were crowned African champions for a fifth time in 2017.

Song - who played in four World Cup finals and has the dubious distinction as one of two players (Zinedine Zidane the other) to be red carded twice in football's showpiece -- can have realistic hopes of guiding them into the knockout rounds.

Choupo-Moting has been in electric form for Bayern, the 33-year-old scoring nine times in his last eight matches for the German champions.

Anguissa, 26, has been equally influential for Napoli as they set the pace in Serie A and topped their Champions League group ahead of Liverpool.

Cameroon opens their campaign in Group G against Switzerland on November 24 followed by a clash with Serbia four days later and end with the toughest of the lot Brazil on December 2.