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World Cup: Cameroon coach downplays wage row as team fly to Brazil


Cameroon coach, Volker Finke has dismissed reports suggesting that the country’s national team was going to boycott the 2014 World Cup after the football association and the players failed to reach an agreement on wages.
The players were reported to have refused to board the plane that was supposed to take them to Brazil on Saturday night due to wage dispute raising fears that they could boycott the tournament altogether if an agreement was not reached.
However, the issue has now been resolved and Finke stressed that the team was never in danger of missing out of the World Cup.
“It’s just one of those things that these agreements can take longer in Africa. That agreement was struck this morning and now we can fly to Brazil today. Our fans will be pleased – Cameroon will of course be participating in the World Cup.
“The agreement is there and there’s no point making such a big fuss out of the whole thing. It’s really not as big as it has been made out to be in recent days,” Finke was quoted as saying by Sky Sport.
The team has since departed for Brazil. Cameroon are in Group A alongside host nation Brazil, Mexico and Croatia.

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