Liverpool & West Brom in clear over Matip & Nyom ban fears

Date published: Thursday 5th January 2017 10:50

Joel Matip & Allan Nyom: Both rejected Cameroon call

West Brom’s Allan Nyom and Liverpool’s Joel Matip have been left out of Cameroon’s African Nations Cup squad – meaning neither club will face any FIFA sanctions.

We reported on Wednesday how Liverpool could face a possible ban on playing Matip if Cameroon followed up with a complaint to FIFA over the player’s refusal to play for his country.

Baggies defender Nyom had travelled to Cameroon this week to speak to officials and will now return to England.

Nyom and Matip were two of seven players who told their country they did not want to take part in the tournament and they are now available for their clubs this month, although Matip has been battling an ankle injury.

Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos had previously suggested they could ask FIFA to suspend players from club matches during the tournament for refusing to play, but no action will be taken now they have been left out of the final squad.

Nyom joined West Brom from Watford in the summer while Matip moved to Liverpool from Schalke.

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