Cameroon needs to deliver a better performance than a 0-0 draw with Georgia in Austria if it wants to make it to the last 16 at the FIFA World Cup.
Faced with a team that hasn't qualified for the World Cup, the 'Indomitable Lions' failed to trouble the scorers.
The African team, playing without star Samuel Eto'o, who helped Inter Milan to UEFA Champions League victory last weekend, had one shot at goal before half-time through striker Rostard Dorge Kouemaha.
But it was Georgia which was the better team for most of the match, played in front of a packed stadium in Lienz, near Salzburg, with some 3,500 spectators.
Cameroon, in Austria for a 10-day training camp, plays another friendly against fellow qualifier Slovakia this weekend in the southern city of Klagenfurt, before packing up camp on 30 May.
It will face the two-time finalist the Netherlands, Denmark and Japan in Group E at the finals.