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Chelsea star quits Cameroon

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Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o has quit international football after a disagreement with Cameroon coach Volker Finke. 

It seems like a strange way to end a respectable international career, but Samuel Eto'o has hung-up his international boots at the age of 32 after conflicting opinions on team selections between the Chelsea forward and German coach Volker Finke, has resulted in the player quitting the Cameroon team. 

The African side have reached the final round of qualification for the World Cup in Brazil with the help of Eto'o but according to the Starthe former Barcelona man told team mates he was quitting after Cameroon's 1-0 win over Libya last weekend. 

Eto'o, who threatened to quit the national side in 2012, has been an icon of African football. However, the three-time Champions League winner has conflicting opinions with Finke and will most-likely never play international football again. 

The disagreement happened on Saturday when the Cameroon coach refused to select goalkeeper Carlos Kameni and striker Achille Webo at Eto'o's request. The dispute reportedly led Eto'o to inform his team mates that he would be quitting, and therefore missing Rio 2014. 

The striker has scored 56 goals in 114 appearances for 'The Indomitable Lions', and has been named African Footballer of the Year four times. Should Cameroon win their two-legged play-off to reach the 2014 finals, Eto'o would have been playing in his fourth World Cup, had he not quit.

 

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