The Indomitable Lions begin their preparations for the FIFA World Cup later this year, where they find themselves in a tough group alongside Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland. It will be their first participation in the competition since the 2014 edition.
Rigobert Song’s team overcame mighty Algeria in the qualification playoffs on away goals to seal their place in the finals.
Ranked 38th in the world, Cameroon began their 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers on a winning note, seeing off Burundi 1-0 in June.
Uzbekistan, meanwhile, came up short in their World Cup ambitions once again after finishing third in Group D in the second round. However, they made up for that by securing a place in next year’s Asia Cup.
Uzbekistan romped through their group in the third qualifying round – winning all three games – scoring nine times and conceding none.
Cameroon vs Uzbekistan Head-To-Head
This will be the first meeting between Cameroon and Uzbekistan.
Cameroon Form Guide (all competitions): W-W-L-D-D
Uzbekistan Form Guide (all competitions): W-W-W-W-W
Cameroon vs Uzbekistan Team News
The Indomitable Lions have called up 26 players for their friendlies against Uzbekistan and South Korea this month.
Key players, such as Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana, prolific striker Vincent Aboubakar and Lyon forward Karl Toko Ekambi have been included. Brentford star Bryan Mbeumo has also received a call-up and is in line to make his international debut.
The White Wolves have named a 23-man squad for this month’s friendlies, with AS Roma forward Eldor Shomurodov being the headline inclusion.
He’s only three goals behind all-time top-scorer Maxim Shatskikh, who struck 34 times for the country. Shodurodov will look to surpass Shatskikh’s record this month.
Cameroon vs Uzbekistan Predicted XIs
Cameroon (4-3-3): Andre Onana; Collins Fai, Jean-Charles Castelletto, Nouhou Tolo, Nicolas Nkoulou; Pierre Kunde, Samuel Gouet, Georges Mandjeck; Karl-Toko Ekambi, Bryan Mbeumo, Vincent Aboubakar
Uzbekistan (4-2-3-1): Utkir Yusupov; Husniddin Aliqulov, Rustom Ashurmatov, Umar Eshmurodov, Farrukh Sayfiev; Otabek Shukurov, Akmal Mozgovoy; Igor Sergeev, Azizbek Turgunboev, Oybek Bozorov; Eldor Shomurodov
Cameroon vs Uzbekistan Prediction
It’s a clash between two teams with good attacks, so there could be plenty of goalmouth action. Cameroon might be the favourites, but Uzbekistan have the quality to hold them to a draw.
Prediction: Cameroon 2-2 Uzbekistan