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Cameroon settles World Cup bonus dispute

Reports claimed the squad had refused to board the plane to Brazil until a financial agreement was reached, but the team's coach says the dispute has now been resolved.

Volker Finke has dismissed fears over Cameroon's participation at the World Cup, declaring that a dispute over bonuses has been ended.

French newspaper L'Equipe reported Sunday that the squad had refused to board its plane to Brazil because an agreement had not been finalized over the bonuses the players are set to receive.

However, national coach Finke said a deal has been reached and that the team will be flying out as planned.

"It's just one of those things that these agreements can take longer in Africa," Finke told German TV station Sport1. "That agreement was struck this morning and now we can fly to Brazil today (Sunday). 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."

Cameroon starts its World Cup campaign against Mexico on June 13 in Natal before taking on Croatia and host Brazil.