Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o remains a doubt for final Group A match against Brazil
Captain Samuel Eto’o remains a doubt for Cameroon’s final Group A match against Brazil at the Estádio Nacional de Brasília Mané Garrincha.
The 33 year-old missed the 4-0 reverse to Croatia - a defeat that knocked Cameroon out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup - with a knee problem that he suffered against Mexico.
The issue has persisted over the following ten days and Eto’o is yet to take part in a training session since suffering the injury.
In his absence, Cameroon Head Coach Volker Finke turned to Lorient owned Vincent Aboubakar against Croatia. If, as expected, Eto’o doesn't make it, then Finke will likely do the same, though he could use the experienced Pierre Webó.
Cameroon come into the tie against hosts Brazil with nothing to play for, but they could still block the Seleção’s path into the Round of 16. If Cameroon can secure an unlikely win and Croatia draw with Mexico, then Brazil would be knocked out. A Croatia victory could also have the same outcome, but it would depend on the margin of their win and Brazil’s defeat.