World Cup 2014

World Cup: Four-time participant Samuel Eto'o headlines Cameroon's preliminary roster

Veteran striker Samuel Eto'o is on course to participate in his fourth World Cup, as he leads the strike force in Cameroon coach Volker Finke's 28-man preliminary roster released on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old Chelsea striker is part of a forward corps also headlined by Vincent Aboubakar, fresh off a strong season with Lorient in France's Ligue 1. The midfield will be anchored by FC Barcelona's Alex Song and Rennes' Jean Makoun, one of many France-based players and a veteran of Les Lions Indomptables' ill-fated 2010 World Cup campaign.

Tottenham Hotspur fullback Benoit Assou-Ekotto is perhaps the most recognizeable name along Cameroon's backline, while 31-year-old goalkeeper Charles Itandje is a French-born veteran who switched international allegiance to Les Lions in 2010 after making several appearances for Les Bleus.

Cameroon have been drawn into Group A and will meet Mexico in Natal in their opening match on June 13. They will travel into the Amazon region to face Croatia in Manaus on June 18 before a daunting matchup with tournament hosts Brazil in Brasilia on June 23. 

Complete Cameroon squad:

GOALKEEPERS (4):

Charles Itandje (Konyaspor - Turkey/31yrs)
Guy N'dy Assembe (Guingamp - France/28yrs)
Sammy N'Djock (Fetihespor - Turkey/24yrs)
Loic Feudjou (Coton Sport - Cameroon/22yrs)

DEFENDERS (9):

Allan Nyom (Granada - Spain/26yrs)
Dany Nounkeu (Besiktas - Turkey/28yrs)
Cedric Djeugoue (Coton Sport - Cameroon/21yrs)
Aurelien Chedjou (Galatasaray - Turkey/28yrs)
Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille - France/24yrs)
Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik (Rennes - France/24yrs)
Henri Bedimo (Lyon - France/29yrs)
Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham Hotspur - England/30yrs)
Gaetang Bong (Olympiakos - Greece/26yrs)

MIDFIELDERS (8):

Eyong Enoh (Antalyaspor - Turkey/28yrs)
Jean Makoun (Rennes - France/30yrs)
Joel Matip (Schalke - Germany/22yrs)
Stephane Mbia (Queens Park Rangers - England/27yrs)
Landry Nguemo (Bordeaux - France/28yrs)
Alex Song (Barcelona - Spain/26yrs)
Raoul Cedric Loe (Osasuna - Spain/25yrs)
Edgar Salli (Lens - France/21yrs)

FORWARDS (7):

Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea - England/33yrs)
Eric Choupo Moting (Mainz - Germany/25yrs)
Benjamin Moukandjo (Nancy - France/25yrs)
Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient - France/22yrs)
Achille Webo (Fenerbahçe - Turkey/32yrs)
Mohamadou Idrissou (Kaiserslautern - Germany/34yrs)
Fabrice Olinga (Zulte-Waregem - Belgium/18yrs)