Macedonia vs. Cameroon: Score, Report and Post-Match Reaction

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterMay 26, 2014

Cameroon's Mohammadou Idrissou, from left, Landry N'Guemo and Eyong Enow celebrate after scoring during their friendly soccer match against Macedonia in Kufstein, Austrian province of Tyrol, on Monday, May 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
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Cameroon began preparations for the World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Macedonia on Monday in an international friendly at the Kufstein Arena in Kufstein, Austria.

Pierre Webo scored the opener in the 52nd minutea spectacular overhead kickafter a goalless first half. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting sealed the win with Cameroon's second goal six minutes from time.

The friendly was part of Cameroon's buildup to the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. For their seventh appearance in international football's most prestigious event, the Indomitable Lions will be hoping to match or better their best finish evera quarter-final appearance in 1990.

Since then, Cameroon have been knocked out in the group stage in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010.

This time, Volker Finke's side will try to negotiate their way through a tricky Group A, which also includes hosts Brazil, Croatia and Mexico.

Cameroon's World Cup opener against Mexico is set for June 14. That will be preceded by three more warm-up friendlies against Paraguay (on Thursday), Germany (June 1) and Moldova (June 7).

Macedonia did not qualify for the World Cup, but will begin qualification for Euro 2016 on September 8 at Spain.

 

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