03 Jan 2017 18:58:04
Eds, any truth in the article of Matip having to report to Cameroon camp next week? and the possible consequences should he not? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - This was dealt with weeks ago - they "expect" him although he has said he isn't going, they will bleat about it, nothing will happen (at least not without a court case).}

1.) 03 Jan 2017
03 Jan 2017 19:25:42
Am I correct in saying if the player doesn't want to represent his country then there's nothing that can force him?
At least he didn't do a Stephen Ireland.

{Ed002's Note - That is generally correct - unless he (or the club) uses an imaginary an injury as an excuse.}

2.) 03 Jan 2017
03 Jan 2017 20:09:51
Matip is injured and hasn't played for Liverpool for a number of weeks, so I really think they are clutching at straws.

3.) 03 Jan 2017
03 Jan 2017 20:58:58
They are just posturing for the sake of it. Nothing will happen and they themselves, know it.

4.) 03 Jan 2017
03 Jan 2017 21:13:31
I think half of it is the media making nonsense out of nothing as per usual, but what do I know.

5.) 03 Jan 2017
03 Jan 2017 22:48:51
I thought they could stop him playing for his club for the length of time the national team is still in the competition.

But maybe with Matip having been out injured for a number of weeks it may be different.

6.) 03 Jan 2017
03 Jan 2017 23:30:30
They can't do a thing and they know it especially if the player refused to go or especially if it is injured.

7.) 04 Jan 2017
04 Jan 2017 08:57:37
If you could be forced to represent a country then logically players like Zaha would have no choice who they play for - the first country with a claim could call them up and they would have to be tied in there forever.