Prepare yourselves, friends, for the sad tale of Henri Belle, a 25-year-old Cameroonian winger who plays in Croatia. As yet uncapped by his country, he was delighted to learn a couple of weeks ago that he had made Cameroon's provisional World Cup squad. And then ...
Incredible story about RNK Split's winger Henri Belle, who thought he had been called up for Cameroon provisional WC squad...— Aleksandar Holiga (@AlexHoliga) May 29, 2014
Two weeks or so ago, the club's chairman showed him and journalists a fax where it said the player was called up for Cameroon...— Aleksandar Holiga (@AlexHoliga) May 29, 2014
Belle turned up in Cameroon's training base in Austria, but they didn't even know who he was. The call-up was fake, though it's unclear...— Aleksandar Holiga (@AlexHoliga) May 29, 2014
...whether it had been a prank or something else. Belle had previously celebrated all night for being called up!— Aleksandar Holiga (@AlexHoliga) May 29, 2014
We have to hope this was some kind of terrible admin error, otherwise what kind of monster? What kind of sick monster? If any of you good internet people know where Henri Belle can be found, give him a hug from us. Poor lad.