Cameroon will open their workforce B marketing campaign within the FIFA Confederations Cup when they face Chile at the Otkrytiye Stadium in Moscow today’s night.
The suit will mark an emotional return to the match for the Indomitable Lions, whose final appearance in 2003 noticed them end as runners-up (Africa’s very best showing within the competitors) however was overshadowed by the tragic death of midfielder Marc Vivien Foe.
Cameroon, who claimed the trophy at the Africa Cup of nations previous this year to earn their spot on the match in Russia, come into the healthy licking their wounds after a 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Colombia in a friendly final Tuesday evening.
on the other hand, it have to be stated that tutor Hugo Broos made sweeping changes to the crew that defeated Morocco in a 2019 AFCON qualifier just three days prior to the tourney.
the identical will also be said for Chile, who were crushed 3-2 through Romania in a pleasant remaining Tuesday night, but defeated Burkina Faso (3-0) and drew with Russia (1-1) in games past this month.
on the other hand, beforehand of the stumble upon, Cameroon midfielder Arnaud Djoum says they’re going to play in reminiscence of their fallen hero, Marc Vivien-Foe.
The late Indomitable Lions legend handed away after collapsing on the pitch during the 2003 FIFA Confederations semi-remaining against Colombia in France.
regardless of makes an attempt to save his lifestyles, it was once later found out that Foe suffered from a heart situation known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
underneath the steerage of Belgian manager, Hugo Broos, Cameroon will finish their 14-yr absence from the Confederations Cup when they face Chile today.
The African champions are in workforce B with Chile, Australia and Germany.
“We need to play well for him – to honour and admire what he did for Cameroon,” Djoum disclosed
“We wish to express a just right picture of Cameroon for him first.
“in the dressing room, we try to not talk too much about it out of respect for him and his family.
“It’s something we maintain really quiet but we know from each different that we have now to provide everything and play from heart – like he did.”
The Scotland-based totally midfielder made his debut under Broos on the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of nations in Gabon and feels the reference to Foe greater than others as he wears the quantity 17 which was worn by Foe.