Cameroon goalkeeper André Onana, 26, dismissed from the Cameroonian selection at the 2022 World Cup for "indiscipline", announced his international retirement in a message on Twitter on Friday.
“Every story, no matter how beautiful, has an end.
And my story with the Cameroon national team has come to an end,” he explained.
At 26 and 34 caps, the Inter Milan goalkeeper is ending his international career after a 2022 World Cup tarnished by exclusion from the group for "indiscipline", without specifying the reasons for this dismissal.
OFFICIAL: André Onana is retiring from international football.
"My story with Cameroon is over" ⤵️🇨🇲 #Onana pic.twitter.com/dBF3PGWKyA
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Holder during the African Cup of Nations in January-February, where Cameroon, the organizing country, finished third, the former goalkeeper of Ajax Amsterdam kept the goals of the Indomitable Lions during the first match of the World Cup-2022 against the Switzerland, lost 1-0.
But Onana was then removed from the group for "indiscipline", announced the Cameroonian coach, Rigobert Song, on November 28, after the second pool match against Serbia (3-3).
"In a group you have to respect the rules, I prefer to preserve the group than the individualities," said the coach in particular at a press conference after the meeting.
“We will have time to better explain to you what it is about, but we have to do with those who have the desire and are able to defend the colors of the country”, he added.
The Inter Milan goalkeeper did not specify in his farewell message the reasons which, according to him, led to his ousting.
Contacted by AFP, Fécafoot did not respond immediately.
In his club, Inter, coach Simone Inzaghi first alternated between Samir Handanovic and André Onana, the Slovenian playing the Italian Championship and the Cameroonian the Champions League, before the Indomitable Lion won. as starter from October in both competitions.
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