Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has been fired from the Cameroon squad for their credentials for the upcoming African Nations Cup as a result of a simple email error.
Bayern Munich will continue to miss games against Cape Verde and Rwanda over the next week.
Sky confirmed in Germany Bild’s story regarding an email mix, with Cameroonian coach Antonio Conceicao saying Bayern did not respond to their initial request for Choupo-Moting to be available.
It then emerged that an email had been sent to the wrong address.
A second email was answered by Bayern but Choupo-Moting, who exchanged for Stoke City for Paris Saint-Germain in 2018 before joining the German champions two years later, has not yet been named for the squad.
Cameroon have already qualified for the tournament as guests but are still playing in the qualifying tournament.
Choupo-Moting said: “I am sorry there was a miscommunication over the naming.
“I really wanted to play for my national team. Nonetheless I wish the team every success for the qualifications for the African Cup. Cameroon remain and will be a matter of my heart and I look forward to being named again for the next internationals. in September. “
Choupo-Moting, who turned 32 on Tuesday, was born in Hamburg, Germany, but after playing for his home country at youth level he pledged his international future to Cameroon.
He made his debut in 2010 and has appeared more than 50 times, captaining the Indomitable Lions seven times.