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Mbia rues Cameroon failure

Marseille man unhappy at missed opportunity

By Giscard Gourizro.   Last Updated: 22/06/10 9:34pm

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Mbia: Cameroon disappointment

Mbia: Cameroon disappointment

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Cameroon midfielder Stephane Mbia says he is disappointed by his country's performance during the World Cup finals.

Paul Le Guen's side were expected to mount a strong challenge for progression into the knockout stages but their efforts could only produce two lacklustre performances.

Mbia and his team mates were knocked out of Group E following Saturday's defeat to Denmark, a result which compounded their opening game loss to Japan.

And Mbia expressed regret at the way his side crashed out ahead of their final game against the Netherlands on Thursday.

The efforts of the African sides throughout the tournament have generally been poor, with only Ghana impressing, and the 24-year-old felt said Cameroon missed an ideal opportunity to reach round two.

The Marseille midfielder told "We had a great chance to create history and we made ourselves look stupid.

"We lost a game against Japan we should not have lost - we were not in a group of Ivory Coast, they have a stronger group than us.

"Our camp is like the French camp, you have all this mess when results don't follow. When you are winning everyone is happy."

Mbia is said to have courted interest from a host of Premier League sides after impressing during his time with the French club Marseille.

But the versatile star said he didn't know where his future lied and would rest ahead of the start of the new domestic campaign.

He added: "I am now off to a holiday after the World Cup, I need a good rest for next season."

On his future, he said: "I don't know. I have got a job anyway."

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