LINZ, Austria May 26 Cameroon are still
awaiting FIFA permission to field two players named in their
preliminary squad for the World Cup finals in South Africa.
Defender Gaetan Bong and forward Eric Choupo-Moting were not
fielded alongside the other newcomers in the friendly against
Georgia in Linz on Tuesday because world football's governing
body had not yet given permission for them to switch
nationality, coach Paul Le Guen told reporters.
Bong is a former French youth international while
Choupo-Moting has won four caps for Germany at under-21 level.
Both are of Cameroon descent and have dual nationality.
Under FIFA rules, players can change their footballing
nationality if they have not been capped at senior level.
The pair were named among nine uncapped players in Le Guen's
preliminary squad of 30 for the World Cup, where they play
Denmark, Japan and the Netherlands in Group E.
Cameroon drew 0-0 with Georgia.
(Writing by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Clare Fallon; To query
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