The first game in the group B of FIFA Confederations Cup is going to be played between Chile and Cameroon on 18th june at 11:30 pm IST at Otkrytiye Arena (Spartak Stadium),Moscow.
Chile are the reigining Copa America champions and was the fourth team to get spot in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and qualified on 4th july 2015 as a debutant, after defeating Argentina in the 2015 Copa America Final on their home land.
Cameroon took the final and the eighth position in the Confederations cup and qualified as 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winners after defeating Egypt with 2-1 in the finals and get qualified third time in the confederations cup on 5th februry 2017. Before this ,they participated in in the year 2001 and 2003 and become runners up in the 2003 Confederations cup.
Cameroon football team Management
Nickname : Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions)
Confederations : CAF
Associations : Federations Camerounaise de football
Captain : Benjamine Moukandjo
Head Coach : Hugo Broos
Top scorer : Samuel Eto’o
Chile Football team Management
Nickname : La Roja (The Red Ones)
Confederations : CONMEBOL(South America)
Association : Federacion de Futbol de Chile (FFCh)
Captain : Claudio Bravo
Head Coach : Juan Antonio Pizzi
Top Scorer : Alexis Sanchez
EXPECTED PLAYING SQUAD
Cameroon : Fabrice Ondoa ; Collins Fai; Adolphe Teikeu; Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui; Jonathan Ngwern; Arnaud Djoum; Sebastien Siani; Jacques Zoua; Benjamin Moukandjo; Christian Bassogog; Vincent Aboubakar.
Chile : Gary Medel; Gonzalo Jara; Jean Beausejour; Arturo Vidal; Marcalo Diaz ; Charles Aranguiz; Jose Fuenzalida; Eduardo Vargas; Alexis Sanchez, Johnny Herrera, Mauricio Isla.
KEY PLAYERS OF BOTH TEAM
Both the teams have excellent players ,both studied and analysed the way they would play ,advantages and disadvantages of each other . Where Cameroon has its third time to play in the confederations cup and one time runner up and recently champions of Africa Cup of Nations have more experience to play in the confederations but two times Copa America champions , Chile are strong competitors to Cameroons and are definite contenders for the title, which they want to show in their first match of this cup. Without their team caption they will have to do and main asset Claudio Bravo ,who did not absent in the last four Copa America competition and last two FIFA world cups finals because of the injury . Though the absence of their star performer , the La Roja’s has to boost their confidence and have to play with a smart game strategy. Their another star players Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez have the responsibility to take ahead their team in this tournament. The Indomitable Lions are proving themselves as a strong competitors to the teams of this cup by winning the Africa cup of nations which is unexpectable win with respect to the others. So by taking all the considerations the match is quite interesting and fascinating to watch.
MATCH VENUE DETAILS
City : Moscow
Stadium : Otkrytiye Arena (Spartak Stadium)
Stadium Capacity : 45,360
Refree : Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Date : 18th june 2017
Timing : 21:00 Local Time , 11:30 pm IST
Though the matches between Cameroon v/s Chile has 1:1 ratio i.e both equally win .But the probability to win this match is more in Chile as it is considered as one of the most powerful teams in the world and having better attacking and defending techniques.
TV SCHEDULES/ LIVE STREAM
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