Cameroon international Alex Song announced his international retirement on Tuesday night ahead of the 2015 African Cup on Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
The West Ham United midfielder has not played for his country since his red card against Croatia in the group stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.
The Cameroon international wrote on his instagram page:
Since the World Cup in the summer and my subsequent exclusion from the Cameroon squad for the African Cup of Nations I have taken the decision to retire from International football. It is true that there were some discussions of late to include me in the squad for this tournament but I feel after a lot of careful thought and numerous discussions with my family this is the right decision.
My love for my country will never change but I want to take time to focus purely on domestic football and start to rebuild my career at West Ham United. I wish Cameroon all the best and the team will always be in my heart.’
Cameroon have been drawn in Group D with Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Guinea for the 2015 African Cup of Nations.
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