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Defender Samuel Umtiti could be handed his France debut against Cameroon, the country of his birth, in their friendly fixture on Monday.

He has replaced Jeremy Mathieu in manager Didier Deschamps' squad after a calf injury ended the Barcelona defender's hopes of reaching Euro 2016.

Lyon's uncapped Umtiti, 22, was called up from Deschamps' standby list when Mathieu was withdrawn, and could benefit following a thigh injury to fellow defender Raphael Varane. The tournament hosts' final squad is to be...

Patrick Ekeng death prompts action over medical response

Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng died after playing for Dinamo Bucharest on Friday.

Romania's interior ministry has suspended the licence of a private ambulance company that transported Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon midfielder Patrick Ekeng to hospital after he collapsed on the pitch during a match on Friday. He died later in hospital

The ministry said in a statement late on Sunday that it found defibrillators with expired batteries in some ambulances belonging to Puls, and medicine used in resuscitation procedures that had expired.

Ekeng, 26, collapsed on the pitch seven...

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Cameroon's Patrick Ekeng dies after collapsing in Dinamo Bucharest game

Patrick Ekeng, who previously played for Cordoba, died on Friday after playing in a game for Dinamo Bucharest.

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng died after he collapsed during a match with Dinamo Bucharest in the Romanian capital on Friday, doctors said. He was 26.

Cristian Pandrea, a spokesman for the Floreasca Emeregency Hospital, said doctors tried for an hour to resuscitate the midfielder but failed. He said the cause of death was not known. Local media said he had a heart attack.

The home match between Dinamo and Viitorul Constanta was being broadcast live when midfielder...

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Nigeria lose to Egypt, fail to qualify for 2017 African Nations Cup

Mohamed Saleh and Egypt have eliminated Stanley Amuzie and Nigeria from next year's African Nations Cup.

Nigeria will not be competing at the 2017 African Nations Cup after losing 1-0 to Egypt on Tuesday.

Ramadan Sobhy took advantage of a missed clearance to put Egypt atop qualifying Group G at Borg El-Arab Stadium, where a longstanding ban on fans attending games in large numbers in Egypt was temporarily lifted.

Nigeria faced a must-win game after Chad withdrew from their group earlier this week. Under CAF's rules, all of Chad's previous results are thrown out, leaving Nigeria with just two points...

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Cameroon move top of ANC qualifying group after South Africa draw

Cameroon will be looking to avoid any missteps in their quest for African Nations' Cup qualification.
Cameroon sit top of Group M following Saturday's draw with South Africa.

Cameroon moved top of Group M after securing a 2-2 draw against South Africa in their 2017 African Nations Cup qualifying clash on Saturday.

South Africa had taken the lead through Tokelo Rantie, only for Sebastien Siani to level for the hosts just before the break.

And Cameroon recovered from a losing position again in the second half after Kekana Hlompo had fired the visitors back into the lead -- scoring a screamer from inside his own half -- with Nicolas N'Koulou then grabbing a 67th-minute...