The country would have had significant financial and relational benefits by participating in this global event.

Cameroon’s participation in the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia would surely have had important repercussions for the country.

Let’s take the financial plan first. As noted by our colleague Le Jour in its edition of November 13, 2017, the Indomitable Lions would have brought back to the soil the sum of FCFA 8.4 billion.

An amount re-evaluated by the Council of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) and which is the one that will be received by each of the qualified teams.

It must be said that FIFA will have the sum of 450 million euros for the 32 national selections that will take part in the 21st edition of the World Cup.

“For the third time since 1982, the date of her first qualification (1986, 2006, 2018) the Indomitable Lions will watch the World Cup football from a far”.

Beyond the financial plan by participating in the 2018 World Cup, Cameroon would have won sponsors. The national selection no doubt would have attracted partners. Because of its non-qualification, this cannot be achieved.

Because “no firm or serious company will stick its image to a team that will not be in Russia 2018,” says Le Jour.

Also, the FIFA ranking of November 2017 will not help things for the Indomitable Lions. This is because of the fact that it will take into account the qualifications for the next World Cup.

It will be no surprise if Cameroon fails to maintain the 42nd place in the ranking. And it is logically that the repercussions will be seen in the African ranking.

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