Matip is now solely concentrated on building his career at Liverpool but admits there is still a small possibility he could be persuaded to go to the tournament.
“I would say at the moment I will be concentrating on Liverpool," Matip told the Telegraph.
“It is a long time until January so you never know, but that is the idea.
“Last year I had injury problems. The extra games and travelling were going to make it harder for me.
"I had to listen to my body and it told me that the international week was the right time to have a break.
“I spoke with the Cameroon manager and he was not happy, but I have to do what is right to be 100% and make sure I am not injured again, especially at an important time in my career starting at Liverpool."