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Japan vs Cameroon – teams announced

| 14.06.2010

Arsenal midfielder Alex Song is the most notable absentee for Cameroon as they face Japan in their opening World Cup match, which kicks off at 3pm.

Despite persistent doubts about his commitment to his country, Samuel Eto’o captains the side. The Inter Milan forward is a very attractive 4/1 to score first.

Japan, meanwhile, have opted for a five-man midfield as they look to stifle Eto’o and his fellow forwards Achille Webo and Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Cameroon are 11/10 favourites for this fixture, while Japan are 5/2 outsiders.

The confirmed starting line-ups are:

Japan: Kawashima; Komano, Tulio, Nagatomo, Nakazawa; Abe, Endo, Honda, Matsui, Hasebe (Captain); Okubo

Cameroon: Souleymanou; Mbia, Nkoulou, Bassong, Assou Ekotto; Matip, Makoun, Eyong; Choupo-Moting, Webo, Eto’o (Captain)

How do you see this match going? The draw is 23/10. See the full Japan vs Cameroon market.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.