Alex Song the latest Cameroon star to retire from international football; Youth movement is on


Cameroon had one of the worst tournaments of any team at the World Cup, and life isn’t getting any easier for the Indomitable Lions.

After threatening to not go to the tournament in Brazil, Cameroon had to deal with the fact that they not only got beaten soundly at the World Cup, they were accused of match-fixing.

Samuel Eto’o and Pierre Webo had already retired from international competition before today’s news from West Ham United midfielder Alex Song via Instagram (at bottom). He’s retiring as well.

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The 27-year-old Song’s absence will make the Cameroon team look even more bizarre at the Africa Cup of Nations this month. Longtime goalkeeper Charles Itandje also won’t be there. Neither will Jean Makoun nor Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

It’s a youth movement for Volker Finke’s side, captained by Sevilla’s Stephane Mbia, 28. The vice captains are 25 and 22 (Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting of Schalke and Vincent Aboubaker of Porto).