Eto’o ‘could play in 2018’

Volker Finke, the Cameroon Coach, has suggested Samuel Eto’o could represent his country at the next World Cup.

Former Real Madrid, Mallorca and Barcelona striker Eto’o is now 33 but Finke said Eto’o didn’t need to be thinking of international retirement.

Eto’o is unlikely to feature for Cameroon against Brazil tonight as the Indomitable Lions bow out of the tournament after suffering with a knee injury, but the Guardian reports Finke as saying Eto’o’s World Cup career may not be over.

“Maybe he can play a few minutes but to be in the starting line-up looks out of the question,” Finke said regarding Eto’o’s involvement against the hosts.

“I don’t believe in miracles so I very much doubt he will be able to start.

“In any case, I don’t think it would be his last match with Cameroon. It might not necessarily be his last match at the World Cup.

“I know he wants to continue two, three years maybe four, which would take him to the next World Cup.”

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