Cameroon national football team

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Cameroon
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Lions Indomptables
(The Indomitable Lions)
Association Fédération Camerounaise de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation UNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Head coach Clarence Seedorf[1]
Captain Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui
Most caps Rigobert Song (137)
Top scorer Samuel Eto'o (56)[2]
Home stadium Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
FIFA code CMR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 50 Decrease 3 (20 September 2018)
Highest 11 (November 2006 – January 2007, November – December 2009)
Lowest 79 (February – March 2013)
Elo ranking
Current 51 Steady (30 July 2018)
Highest 12 (June 2003)
Lowest 76 (April 1995)
First international
 Belgian Congo 3–2 French Cameroon
(Belgian Congo; September 1956)
Biggest win
 Cameroon 9–0 Chad 
(DR Congo; April 1965)
Biggest defeat
 Norway 6–1 Cameroon 
(Oslo, Norway; 31 October 1990)
 Russia 6–1 Cameroon 
(Palo Alto, California, United States; 28 June 1994)
 Costa Rica 5–0 Cameroon 
(San José, Costa Rica; 9 March 1997)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (first in 1982)
Best result Quarter-finals, 1990
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 18 (first in 1970)
Best result Champions, 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017
African Nations Championship
Appearances 1 (first in 2016)
Best result Quarter-finals, 2016
Confederations Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 2001)
Best result Runners-up, 2003

The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed in French Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions or Untameable Lions), is the national team of Cameroon. It is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and has qualified seven times for the FIFA World Cup, more than any other African team (in 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014), they were the only African team to appear at both the 1990 and 1994 tournaments. However, the team has only made it once out of the group stage. They were the first African team to reach the quarter-final of the World Cup, in 1990, losing to England in extra time. They have also won five Africa Cup of Nations titles.[3]

History

First games

Cameroon played its first match against Belgian Congo in 1956, losing 3–2. They first qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations in