International Friendlies
Macedonia0Cameroon2

Macedonia 0-2 Cameroon

Pierre Webo

Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o was rested as his side's injury problems mounted ahead of the World Cup during the win against Macedonia in Austria.

The Chelsea striker was not risked because of a recurrent knee issue and Cameroon saw another experienced striker forced off injured on Monday.

Pierre Webo, 32, injured his shoulder as he gave Cameroon the lead with an overhead kick and had to be replaced.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting added a second for Cameroon late on.

The Mainz striker took advantage of some poor Macedonian defending to finish well inside the area.

Goalkeeper Charles Itandje, defender Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik and midfielders Edgar Salli, Jean II Makoun and Stephane Mbia were also omitted from the Cameroon side to recover from knocks.

The match was played despite some disagreement between the players and Cameroon Football Federation officials over how much money they earn from sponsorship deals. Talks between players and officials ended in deadlock over the weekend.

They begin their World Cup campaign against Mexico on 13 June in Natal but have further warm-up games against Paraguay, Germany and Moldova before then.

Line-ups

Macedonia

  • 1Pacovski
  • 6Ristevski
  • 3PopovSubstituted forCuculiat 26'minutes
  • 5Grncarov
  • 14Todorovski
  • 20Spirovski
  • 19Abdurahimi
  • 8Babunski
  • 7Trickovski
  • 11Trajkovski
  • 10Ibraimi

Substitutes

  • 4Cuculi

Cameroon

  • 23Ndjock
  • 21Matip
  • 12Bedimo
  • 24Djeugoue
  • 5Nounkeu
  • 7N'Guémo
  • 18EnohBooked at 68mins
  • 6Song
  • 15WebóSubstituted forIdrissouat 55'minutes
  • 26Olinga EssonoSubstituted forMoukandjoat 81'minutes
  • 13Choupo-Moting

Substitutes

  • 8Moukandjo
  • 19Idrissou
Referee:
Robert Schörgenhofer

Live Text

Match ends, Macedonia 0, Cameroon 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macedonia 0, Cameroon 2.

Goal!

Goal! Macedonia 0, Cameroon 2. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon).

Substitution

Substitution, Cameroon. Benjamin Moukandjo replaces Fabrice.

Booking

Eyong Enoh (Cameroon) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Cameroon. Mohamadou Idrissou replaces Pierre Webó.

Goal!

Goal! Macedonia 0, Cameroon 1. Pierre Webó (Cameroon).

Second Half

Second Half begins Macedonia 0, Cameroon 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macedonia 0, Cameroon 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Macedonia. Ardijan Cuculi replaces Goran Popov because of an injury.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

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