With Brazil heavy favourites to be the group winner, Cameroon face a fight with Mexico and Croatia to qualify from Group A and reach the Second Round.
However, the 2014 World Cup betting odds don't make good reading for the Africans, who have among the worst odds to win the tournament and are predicted by many to struggle to even get out of the group.
HOW CAMEROON GOT TO THE 2014 WORLD CUP
Cameroon had an eventful 2014 World Cup Qualifying campaign. They topped Group I, during which they saw a 2-0 loss to Togo overturned - after it was revealed Togo had fielded an inelligible player.
The Indomitable Lions then beat Tunisia 4-1 on aggregate in the Playoffs, but the tie also saw captain Samuel Eto'o accusing his team-mates of refusing to pass to him - following his earlier fall-out with manager Volker Finke.
CAMEROON MANAGER AND TRACK RECORD
In his debut International job, 66-year-old Volke Finke took charge for Cameroon's last five games of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign - as he led them to Brazil with three wins and two draws.
Be it Roger Milla's dancing or unveiling controversial sleeveless shirts, the 1990 quarter-finalists have managed to leave their mark on each of their six previous World Cup appearances and this tournament will surely be no different.
CAMEROON KEY PLAYER
Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o is also his country's top goalscorer with 55 goals, coming from his 112 appearances that also make him the third-most capped player in Cameroon's history.
Signing for Chelsea last August, he was quickly associated as part of their much-maligned group of strikers, who failed to be prolific at Stamford Bridge.
Eto'o will surely have to rediscover his form quickly and lead from the front this summer, if Cameroon are to have any chance of upsetting the odds in the 2014 World Cup.
CAMEROON WORLD CUP BETTING TIPS
Cameroon have only ever successfully negotiated the Group stage once in World Cup history. With three strong opponents likely to halt their chances of qualifying out of Group A, it could be worth taking a punt on Cameroon not to win a game at the 2014 World Cup. As part of that, we would also back them not to qualify out of Group A.
CAMEROON 2014 WORLD CUP SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Charles Itandje, Ndy Assembe, Sammy Ndjock, Loic Feudjou.
Defenders: Allan Nyom, Dany Nounkeu, Cedric Djeugoue, Aurelien Chedjou, Nicolas Nkoulou, Armel Kana-Biyik, Henri Bedimo, Benoît Assou-Ekotto, Gaetang Bong.
Midfielders: Eyong Enoh, Jean Makoun, Joel Matip, Stephane Mbia, Landry Nguemo, Alex Song, Cedric Loe, Edgar Sally.
Forwards: Samuel Eto'o, Eric Choupo Moting, Benjamin Moukandjo, Vincent Aboubakar, Achille Webo, Mohamadou Idrissou, Fabrice Olinga.