FIFA has provisionally suspended Cameroon from competing, citing "government interference" in the wake of the elections of their football federation (Fecafoot) last month.
The punishment comes after Fecafoot declared the results of its elections, which saw president Iya Mohammed re-elected, void. Mohammed is currently being detained by Cameroonian authorities having being accused of mismanagement of the state-owned cotton company.
A FIFA statement read: "The FIFA statutes oblige member associations to manage their affairs independently and with no influence from third parties."
FIFA is sending an emergency committee to Cameroon to help handle football affairs and as long as it is allowed to work unhindered the suspension will be lifted.
Should Fecafoot not comply, there is a risk that Cameroon would be prevented from playing a crucial World Cup qualifier against Libya on September 6.
The Indomitable Lions are currently top of their group after FIFA also revealed on Thursday that they had been awarded a 3-0 win for their June 9 match against Togo, who were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player.