But ClaretandHugh has learned that contact has been made with the player and that there remains a chance he will be called into his nation’s squad.
Rumours have been circulating for several days that Cameroon bosses could do a big U turn and turn to Song after omitting him from the original squad.
And this morning we made contact with a well placed Irons insider who confirmed that it remains a live possibility.
He said: “They have been in touch with the player but beyond that we really don’t know whats going on. However, they can call him up right up to two days before their first game.
“Obviously we are keeping our fingers firmly crossed but sadly the situation is entirely out of our hands and it’s become totally a waiting game.”