Cameroon Defeat Tunisia, Qualify To 2014 World Cup

By Juan Pablo Aravena
GEPA / USA Today Sports

Cameroon was one of the CAF representatives in South Africa four years ago and now they will return to the World Cup next year in Brazil.

The Indomitable Lions played a scoreless draw in the first leg against Tunisia so they had to set everything straight in the second leg in Yaoundé. Cameroon played up to the expectations of being in their home soil and dominated from start to finish on their route to win 4-1, a result that puts them in the plane for Brazil next year.

The goals from Pierre Webó, Benjamin Moukandjo and a brace from Jean Makoun were enough for them to come out on top and this is great news for the world as one of the most potent African teams is set to return to the biggest tournament in the world.

But the qualification did have its own share of troubles.

Cameroon struggled mightily in the first rounds and they came close to not even qualifying to the final playoff round. They ended up topping Libya by four points in the group stage but everything was decided in the final match where these two teams faced each other. Even though Cameroon came out on top, most of the fans weren’t happy as the team was playing up to the expectations.

The huge win against Tunisia should help mitigate the fact that they weren’t able to qualify for the African Nations Cup and that their best player, Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o, is unwilling to play for the National Team. The team has struggled in recent years but the good news of qualification should help them to put all their troubles in the past.

They surely have the quality to turn a few heads going into Brazil next year.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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