Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong has been named in Cameroon's 30-man preliminary squad for the FIFA World Cup™.

The French-born defender, 23, was left out of the team that played in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year, but remains in Paul Le Guen's thoughts going into the summer.

Bassong is included alongside Spurs team-mate Benoit Assou-Ekotto as well as Alexandre Song of north London rivals Arsenal.

Teenager Joel Matip will also get his chance to impress, but there is no place for Daniel Ngom Kome, who has been a first-team regular for Tenerife this season.

The squad is headlined by star striker Samuel Eto'o.

Cameroon provisional squad: Hamidou Souleymanou (Kayserispor), Carlos Kameni (Espanyol), Guy Roland Ndy Assembe (Valenciennes), Amour Patrick Tignyemb (Bloemfontein Celtic); Jean Patrick Abouna Ndzana (Astres de Douala), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham), Sebastien Bassong (Tottenham), Gaetan Bong (Valenciennes), Aurelien Chedjou (Lille), Geremi Njitap (Ankaragucu), Stephane Mbia (Marseille), Makadji Boukar (Al Nahdha), Nicolas Nkoulou (Monaco), Rigobert Song (Trabzonspor); Marcel Ndjeng (Augsburg), Eyong Enoh (Ajax), Jean II Makoun (Lyon), Georges Mandjeck (Kaiserslautern), Joel Matip (Schalke), Patrick Mevoungou (Canon Sportif de Yaounde), Landry Nguemo (Celtic), Alexandre Song (Arsenal); Vincent Aboubakar (Coton Sport), Eric Choupo-Moting (Nuremberg), Achille Emana (Betis), Samuel Eto'o (Inter Milan), Mohamadou Idrissou (Freiburg), Dorge Kouemaha (Club Brugge), Achille Webo (Mallorca), Jacques Zoua (FC Basle).

*Please note that squad lists only become official after they have been submitted to and announced by FIFA.