Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will wait to know the extent of his new signing Samuel Eto’o’s injury, after the Cameroon international limped off the pitch in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match on Sunday.
The Indomitable Lions beat Libya 1-0 at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde to claim the tenth and final place in Africa’s final qualifying round for next year’s Brazil World Cup, finishing top of the group with 13 points.
Et0’O who joined Chelsea from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala last month, did not complete the match and news later emerged that he had told his teammates he will be retiring from international football.
Cameroon coach Volke Finke refused to confirm reports that the most capped Cameroonian has retired from international football.
Reports claim the 32-year-old four-time African Footballer of the Year told his teammates that the 1-0 victory over Libya was his last for Cameroon.
However, he was not at the post-game conference to speak for himself on the development, but Finke has moved to deny the report saying:
“Samuel Eto’O is a great player and it is better that he should be the one to explain things. He is the one who knows his decision.
“He has given a lot to football and Cameroon and that is why he is the one to explain this.”
The striker is reportedly planning to concentrate on his academy on retirement.
The draw for the World Cup playoffs come up on 16 September in Cairo, Egypt as the seeding is expected to be according to the latest Fifa Rankings, which is due for Thursday.
The decisive games will be played in October and November.