Cameroon FA is hunting 'seven bad apples' in corruption probe in to match fixing at Brazil World Cup
Cameroon FA is hunting 'seven bad apples' in corruption probe in to match fixing at Brazil World CupGetty

"Seven bad apples" in Cameroon's failed World Cup squad are being hunted amid allegations of corruption and match fixing.

Football chiefs at the Cameroon FA - named FECAFOOT - have launched a probe following the allegations.

Cameroon, also known as the "Indomitable Lions", had a nightmare World Cup, losing all three group A matches amid ugly scenes of blame and retribution on the pitch.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto headbutted team-mate Benjamin Moukandjo and Alex Song was sent off for elbowing an opponent in the same game against Croatia.

And now that terrible match is under the spotlight in the corruption investigation, according to reports. 

A Cameroon FA spokesman said action on allegations would be rapid: "Recent allegations of fraud around Cameroon's 2014 Fifa World Cup three preliminary games, especially Cameroon versus Croatia, as well of the 'existence of seven bad apples [in our national team]' do not reflect the values and principles promoted by our administration, in line with Fifa's code of conduct and the ethics of our nation," he said.

"We are strongly committed to employ all means necessary to resolve this disruptive matter in the shortest delays.

"We wish to reinstate that in fifty-five years of existence, FECAFOOT has never been sanctioned for, involved in, or even linked to match fixing or any fraud of any kind.'

Football's ruling body Fifa stayed quiet on potential corruption at its own showpiece tournament, saying only that it takes allegations of match fixing "seriously".