Tuesday 13 June 2017, 21:50

Cameroon crash to Colombia in Russia 2017 warm-up

  • Cameroon lose to Colombia in final friendly before Confederations Cup

  • CAF Africa Cup of Nations holders played second half with ten men

  • The Indomitable Lions face Chile in their Russia 2017 opener

Cameroon’s preparations for the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup have received a setback with a 4-0 defeat to Colombia in their final tune-up match before Russia 2017.

James Rodriguez opened the scoring for Los Cafeteros before Yerry Mina struck a brace for the South Americans at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in Getafe, Spain, on Tuesday. Jose Izquierdo completed the scoring late on. Cameroon were forced to play the majority of the second half with ten men after Robert Ndip Tambe was sent off.

It proved a tough outing for the reigning CAF Africa Cup of Nations holders, with coach Hugo Broos making several changes from his usual first-choice starting line-up.

The Indomitable Lions will now make their way to Moscow and prepare for their opening Confederations Cup Group B match against Copa America holders Chile at the Spartak Stadium on Sunday.