World Cup 2022: Astonishing Reason Why Andre Onana Was Removed From Cameroon World Cup Squad Revealed

World Cup 2022: Astonishing Reason Why Andre Onana Was Removed From Cameroon World Cup Squad Revealed

  • Inter Milan star Andre Onana has been dropped from Cameroon’s squad for their all-important tie against Serbia at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
  • The 26-year-old goalkeeper is not even included among the substitutes for the Indomitable Lions’ second Group G outing at the Mundial
  • Devis Epassy has been since drafted into the starting line-up as Cameroon seek to avert the unwanted winless run at the tournament

Cameroon shot-stopper Andre Onana has been removed from his side's squad to face Serbia in their second group game.

Onana was an absolute wall for the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon throughout their qualifiers for the tournament in Qatar, and continued in a similar fashion in their opening game against Switzerland.

Despite his heroics between the sticks, it proved insignificant as Cameroon were pipped by a solitary Breel Embolo strike in the second half.

Andre Onana, Cameroon, World Cup, Qatar 2022
Goalkeeper Andre Onana has been removed from Cameroon's World Cup Squad. Photo credit: @FecafootOfficie
Source: Twitter

He was expected to man the post for his side's must-win tie against Serbia. However, he has instead been axed from the Cameroon team.

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According to Fabrizio Romano, the Inter Milan goalkeeper held a tense discussion with head coach Rigobert Song, who insisted on a different style of goalkeeping which was more ‘traditional’.

Per the reports, Onana had no intention to change his style, hence his axing the squad to face Serbia, GOAL explains.

Onana receives praise

Sports Brief had reported that Inter Milan and Cameroon goalkeeper Onana had been praised by fellow Serie A goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, as being better than his predecessor in Italy.

The kind words from his opponent came ahead of the early fixture pitting Serbia against Cameroon, with both teams chasing their first points after losing opening matches.

The Indomitable Lions lost their opening game of the World Cup 1-0 to Switzerland, thanks to a goal by Cameroon-born Breel Embolo, while the Eagles were beaten 2-0 by favourites Brazil.

Embolo's mum blasts Cameroon

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Germaine - the mother of Switzerland international Breel Embolo - expressed anger over the attack on her son on social media in particular, after he scored against the country of his birth.

Embolo has been making the sporting headlines recently, after the goal against Cameroon which gave Switzerland a 1-0 Mundial win.

After scoring the goal, Embolo did not celebrate in a mark of respect to his opponents. He was born in Cameroon before his family moved to France when he was young.

Source: Sports Brief News