Cameroon’s low seeding for the 2018 World Cup qualifying

FIFA has disclosed that Cameroon will be a third seed for African qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Although, the Indomitable Lions have appeared at the tournament seven times, more than any other African country, it’s performance has dwindled lately.

The recent rankings placed African champions Ivory Coast, Algeria and Ghana among the top seeds.

Twenty African teams will be split into five groups, with only the winners making it to the finals in Russia.

Nigeria, with the second most World Cup qualifications from Africa with five is placed in the second seeds.

Eighteen of the teams in the draw, expected to take place on 24 June (after our press time), are among the top 20 in the rankings with Gabon (22) and Libya (33) the exceptions.

Qualifying kicks off in October and November with another four rounds between August and November 2017.

Cameroon’s last two appearances at the World Cup did not go quite well; losing all three of their group games in South Africa in 2010 and in Brazil 2014.

It also finished in the bottom of their group at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Cameroon failed to qualify for the tournament in 2012 and 2013.