Samuel Eto'o set to miss Cameroon's crucial Croatia clash with knee injury

Cameroon will likely be without their captain Samuel Eto'o for their crucial game against Croatia in Group A on Wednesday.

Cameroon look set to be without their captain and best player Samuel Eto'o for their crunch match against Croatia in Group A on Wednesday.

Eto'o has been suffering with a knee injury sustained towards the end of the domestic Premier League season with Chelsea, and it could be severe enough to rule him out, despite his appearance in their opening World Cup defeat to Mexico. The veteran striker tweeted:

Losing Eto'o would be a massive blow for Cameroon, as despite being 33-years-old, he's still easily their best goalscorer. Fenerbahçe's Pierre Webó is a decent replacement, but isn't of the class of the Indomitable Lions' all-time top goalscorer.

Both Cameroon and Croatia know that another defeat would all but end their hopes of progressing into the knockout stages, after they lost to Mexico and Brazil respectively in the first slate of games.

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