LONDON - Samuel Eto'o has joined up with his Cameroon teammates in Portugal for today's international friendly in Covilha after missing the first part of his squad's preparations.
The Cameroon captain had been given a week off after his Champions League success with Inter Milan in Madrid on May 22, missing two internationals in Austria where Cameroon drew with Georgia and Slovakia.
Eto'o has spent his free time embroiled in a war of words with former international Roger Milla and threatened to pull out of the World Cup after Milla told reporters he felt the speedy striker had not done enough in his career for the Cameroon side.
l Ghana have gambled on the fitness of Sunderland defender John Mensah and included the centre-back in their final 23-man squad for the World Cup. Coach Milovan Rajevac named Mensah despite a run of injuries over the past year and concern over a ligament strain.
Ghana, who will be without injured midfield kingpin Michel Essien, also included Portsmouth's German-born midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng in the squad named yesterday. - Reuters