The line-up for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia is complete with Cameroon the eighth and final confirmed participant at the Tournament of Champions following their triumph at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon tonight.
The Indomitable Lions came from behind to defeat Egypt 2-1 in the final in Libreville thanks to second-half goals from substitutes Nicolas N’Koulou and Vincent Aboubakar.
Cameroon will join Australia, Chile, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and hosts Russia at the tournament, which runs from June 17 to July 2. The competition gives each confederation’s best teams the chance at more glory on the very same stage that will host the FIFA World Cup, the greatest footballing show on earth, one year later.
Cameroon will play in Group B alongside Chile, Australia and Germany with their first match at the tournament coming against Copa America champions Chile in Moscow at the Spartak Stadium on Sunday, June 18. They will then travel up to St. Petersburg to face AFC Asian Cup winners Australia on Thursday, June 22, before wrapping up the group stage against World Cup champions Germany on Sunday, June 25 in Sochi.
Cameroon will aim to become the first ever African side to lift the Confederations Cup. Mexico are the only participating nation at Russia 2017 to have been crowned champions in 1999.
Ticket sales for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup – including category 4 tickets which are reserved exclusively for Russian residents as well as Special Access Tickets for disabled people, people with limited mobility and obese people – will resume on March 1 via www.FIFA.com/tickets in the first-come, first-served sales period, in which ticket purchases will be allocated as a real-time transaction to the ticket applicants.