Cameroon lose friendly ahead of Confederations Cup


African champions Cameroon suffered a demoralising 4-0 loss to Colombia in a friendly late on Tuesday evening as the Indomitable Lions prepared for the Confederations Cup, which kicks off on Saturday in Russia.

The match was played in Spain with Real Madrid star James Rodriguez among the scorers for Colombia. Their other goals came from Jose Izquierdo and a brace by centre back Yerry Mina.

Cameroon, who rested several key players, were reduced to 10 men when striker Robert Ndip Tambe was sent off three minutes into the second half for retaliation.

The Confederations Cup features the six continental champions as well as next year’s World Cup hosts Russia.

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Also involved in the eight-team event are World Cup winners Germany, who Cameroon play in their final group match.

The Indomitable Lions opening fixture is on Sunday against Copa America winners Chile before playing Asian champions Australia.


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