Cameroon suffered a 1-0 loss to Mexico last Friday to open their World Cup, meaning Wednesday's clash with Croatia is essentially a must-win.
Unfortunately, The Indomitable Lions will be without their veteran striker Samuel Eto'o.
The doctors confirm! I would probably not be able to play the match vs Croatia on Wed, june18th due to an injury on my knee causing me pain.— Samuel Eto'o (@setoo9) June 15, 2014
Reports indicate that Eto'o has been dealing with a knee issue since his season with Chelsea ended, and he has been held out of training for a couple of days.
Eto'o started against Mexico, managing to get two shots on goal -- but he also missed a clear chance at a goal in the first half. Without Eto'o, Cameroon will have to rely more on starting attackers Benjamin Moukandjo and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, while also looking at Pierre Webo, who came off the bench to play 11 minutes against Mexico. Young striker Vincent Aboubakar brings pace and played well during the club season -- he could be another option.