Song retires from international football

Cameroon midfielder Alex Song has announced his immediate retirement from international football. The on-loan West Ham United player has never played for his country since being sent off against Croatia inside group stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (FIFA 15 Coins) along recently been neglected of these squad for your upcoming CAF Africa Nations Cup.

However, the Hammers feared they would lose Song through-out the month after he flew back to his homeland to debate his international future using the Cameroon Football Federation and the possibility of appearing inside the continental cup competition.

Those fears have now been allayed, with Song announcing in a very statement released to Press agency Sport that she has thought we would quit the nation’s team. “Since the World Cup during the summer time and my subsequent exclusion through the Cameroon squad to the African Cup of Nations I’ve taken cautious retire from international football,” he said.

“It is a fact that there were some discussions latterly to include me inside squad just for this tournament but I’m following a wide range of careful thought and numerous discussions with my family this is the right decision. My love for my country will not change but I wish to make time to focus purely on domestic football and start to rebuild my career at West Ham United. I wish Cameroon good luck as well as the team will be inside my heart.”

Song joined West Ham on the season-long loan from Barcelona last August having struggled to hold on to down economic crisis-team berth with the Spanish giants following his £15mi move from Arsenal in 2012. The 27-year-old has played a serious role inside the Hammers’ impressive form there is much surprise and manager Sam Allardyce recently spoke about his hopes of to be able to tie the midfielder into a long-term deal. West Ham have slipped to seventh in the English Premier League standings after winning one of their last five games, but you are still only five points behind third-placed Manchester United.

Song made his Cameroon debut against Morocco in November 2005 possesses won 49 caps for his country. His last appearance finished in ignominious fashion though, shown a straight red card within a 4-0 World Cup defeat for striking Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic from the back with his elbow in the off-the-ball incident before half-time.

Song was handed a 3-match ban with the incident, ruling him beyond Cameroon’s final group match against Brazil, and he have not played for his country since. Cameroon lost 4-1 to Brazil in order to complete bottom of Group A without any points and only one goal scored.

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