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What does the Brazil Coach think about the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon?

Tite, Brazil's coach, has revealed that he knows little about Cameroon's World Cup opponents, who have been drawn in Group G alongside the five-time champions, Serbia, and Switzerland.

The match between Brazil and Cameroon will be their final group encounter, giving both teams the opportunity to learn more about each other in Qatar.

"I don't know much about Cameroon," Tite admitted to BBC Sport Africa.

"I have a general idea," he says, "but I can't give you specifics because I was focused on the World Cup qualifiers and the team's direct preparation."

Cameroon, the record eight-time African World Cup qualifiers have faced Brazil six times, losing each time with the exception of a 1-0 triumph in the 2003 Confederations Cup, which was overshadowed by the death of Marc-Vivien Foe during the same event.

Cameroon's previous appearance in the World Cup was in 2014 when the Indomitable Lions were defeated 4-1 by then-hosts Brazil.

Tite and Brazil last met the five-time African champions in a friendly match in England in 2018, where Everton forward Richarlison's solitary goal was the difference between the two teams.

Clarence Seedorf coached a Cameroon team that included Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting of Bayern Munich and Karl Toko Ekambi of Lyon, who scored five goals at the last Nations Cup.

"Cameroon has players who play for big clubs in Europe," said Cleber Xavier, a Brazilian assistant coach. "African teams are known for their intensity and strength, as well as their speed."

"It's a country that knocked out Algeria, one of Africa's best teams. Rigobert Song is a new coach, having only coached two games thus far. We'll spend more time studying Cameroon."

Despite this, Xavier was impressed by the previous encounter four years ago.

"Cameroon performed admirably, and Choupo-Moting contributed something unique," he added.

Cameroon, the first African country to reach the World Cup's last eight in 1990, will face Brazil for the third time in the global showcase event. Brazil's previous triumph came in 2002.

Brazil defeated the Lions in the group stages of the 1994 World Cup, with goals from Romario, Marcio Santos, and Bebeto on way to a fourth world title.

Cameroon will face Brazil at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar on December 2nd.

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