Samuel Eto'o has reportedly told his teammates of his decision to retire from international football, marking the end of his 16-year career with the Cameroon national team.
The four-time African Football of the Year's decision is thought to have sparked from a row with his coach, Volker Finke, when his demand to have Carlos Kameni and Achille Webo included in the squad was rejected (via L'Equipe).
Eto'o was initially thought to have sustained a groin injury, despite playing in the following game with the captain's armband.
"I want to thank you all for your support, but I regret to announce my retirement from the team to solve personal issues," he reportedly told his teammates in the immediate aftermath of Cameroon's progression into the knockout stage of the World Cup qualifiers.
Eto'o was speaking after his side recorded a 1-0 victory over Libya.
The Cameroonian striker joined current club Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala towards the end of August on a free transfer, signing a one-year contract.
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