FACT­file on... Cameroon

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - 24 -

THE Cameroon na­tional foot­ball team, nick­named Les Lions In­dompt­a­bles - The In­domitable Lions - is Africa’s most suc­cess­ful side.

Cameroon has qual­i­fied for the World Cup six times - in 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010.

This num­ber of qualifications is more than any other African nation.

Cameroon were the first African team to reach the quar­ter-fi­nal of the World Cup, in 1990.

They have also won four African Cup of Na­tions.

Foot­ball is not their only suc­cess­ful sport - the nation took a gold medal at the 2000 Sum­mer Olympics in Syd­ney.

Cameroon, in western Africa, is home to over 200 dif­fer­ent eth­nic and lin­guis­tic groups.

The coun­try is well known for its na­tive styles of mu­sic, par­tic­u­larly makossa and bikutsi.

English and French are the of­fi­cial lan­guages.

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