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Brentford attacker Bryan Mbeumo thrilled with Cameroon World Cup chance


Brentford forward Bryan Mbeumo says he will go "crazy inside" should he have the honour of starting a game for Cameroon at the World Cup.

The 23-year-old was called up for the finals in Qatar, where the Indomitable Lions face Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland, despite only making his debut in September.

Having called it a dream come true

to contest football's greatest event, Mbeumo would relish lining up for the anthems.

"I've always wanted to play a World Cup since I was young," Mbeumo told BBC Sport Africa.

"Just to walk around the pitch with a big crowd and other stuff would be amazing. It's going to be crazy inside me."

Cameroon will play in the 40,000-capacity Al Janoub Stadium, twice, and the 80,000-capacity Lusail Iconic Stadium, which hosts the final itself on 18 December.

Mbeumo only recently chose to represent the central Africans after playing at various youth levels for France, where he was born, with his switch formalised just three months ago.

His father comes from Douala, where Mbeumo still has "a lot of family", with other relatives in the capital Yaounde.

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