Samuel Eto’o Fils, Lions, captain would be absent against Croatia on June 18 at the Arena Amazonia de Manaus for their second World Cup game.

The Team Press Officer, Raphael Nkoa sent this information to the press later this evening.

Eto has also confirmed the information on his facebook page.

“Victoria, 8:55PM: The doctors confirm! I would probably not be able to play the match against Croatia on Wednesday, 18th of June at the Arena de Amazonia of Manaus. So Unfortunate! An injury on my knee causes me a lot of pain. But do not worry about it. I have an unconditional trust in each of our Lions. We are going to have a wonderful match. I pray for it! We must stay strong and united for the team…We stay and remain together! Go Indomitable Lions. »

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