Recruitment of Cameroon ahead of the World Cup continued on Monday, when FIFA approved a change in the international capabilities of the former French 21-year-old Georges-Kévin Nkoudou.
Nkoudou, who was in Marseille and Tottenham before joining the current Beşiktaş club, never played for the French senior national team and could transfer to Cameroon under FIFA rules due to his family ties.
The application to FIFA was submitted by the Cameroon Football Association, which is led by the national giant Samuel Eto’o.
The 27-year-old Nkoudou was appointed to the training team of coach Rigobert Song last week for the June qualifying matches of the African Cup of Nations 2023. Former Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham was also in the group.
FIFA confirmed a change in Ntcham’s qualifications from France just last week, although he was called up in March for the World Cup qualifiers against Algeria.
Swansea did not take part in the playoffs because Cameroon advanced to the away team according to the scoring rule and scored at the end of the overtime period.
Cameroon has been drawn in the World Cup with Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland. The Qatar tournament begins on November 21st.
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