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Alex Song, Samuel Eto’o headline Cameroon World Cup provisional squad

Cameroon coach Volker Finke announced a 28-man provisional squad featuring notables like Barcelona's Alex Song, Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o as well as Lyon's Henri Bedimo and Loreint's Vincent Aboubakar.

Cameroon coach Volker Finke on Monday unveiled his preliminary 28-man squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil starting on June 12.

Cameroon are competing in their seventh World Cup finals, but are underdogs in a Group A that includes hosts Brazil, Croatia and Mexico.

Only two of Finke’s squad play in their domestic championship - goalkeeper Loic Feudjou and defender Cedric Djeugoue - with the remainder in European and Turkish clubs.

Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o and Vincent Aboubakar, coming off a strong season with Lorient in France’s Ligue 1, will lead Cameroon’s potent strike force. Alex Song of Barcelona and Henri Bedimo of Lyon will also feature prominently in the midfield.

Finke will have to reduce it to 23 for the finals themselves.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Charles Itandje (Konyaspor), Ndy Assembe (Guingamp), Sammy Ndjock (Fetihespor), Loic Feudjou (Coton Sport)

Defenders: Allan Nyom (Granada), Dany Nounkeu (Besiktas), Cedric Djeugoue (Coton Sport), Aurelien Chedjou (Galatasaray), Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille), Armel Kana-Biyik (Rennes), Henri Bedimo (Lyon), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (QPR), Gaetang Bong (Olympiakos)

Midfielders: Eyong Enoh (Antalyaspor), Jean II Makoun (Rennes), Joel Matip (Schalke), Stephane Mbia (Sevilla), Landry Nguemo (Bordeaux), Alex Song (Barcelona), Cedric Loe (Osasuna), Edgar Sally (Lens)

Strikers: Samuel Eto’o (Chelsea), Eric Choupo Moting (Mainz), Benjamin Moukandjo (Nancy), Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient), Achille Webo (Fenerbahce), Mohamadou Idrissou (Kaiserslautern), Fabrice Olinga (Zulte-Waregem)

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