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Samuel Eto'o can return to international action in September after the Cameroon Football Federation decided to reduce the four-time African player of the year's 15-match suspension to eight months.

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Eto'o insists money not his motivation in move to Russiaupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 02:53:00

Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o has rejected suggestions he moved to Anzhi Makhachkala purely for the money and instead sees himself as a trailblazer to promote football in Russia.

Eto'o keen to get started on Anzhi projectupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 04:41:00

Samuel Eto'o has rejected claims his move to Anzhi Makhachkala is all about money and claims he wants to transform the Russian club into a "big" team.

Eto'o edges closer to Inter exit as Anzhi agree dealupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 14:11:00

Samuel Eto'o has edged towards a move away from Inter Milan, after it was announced that a deal has been agreed to sell the Cameroon striker to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.

Inter consider Anzhi's Eto'o offerupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 10:45:00

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has said the Italian club will consider Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala's offer for striker Samuel Eto'o.

Inter hit five as Napoli lose ground in Italyupdated: Sun Mar 06 2011 17:01:00

Inter Milan are once again five points behind rivals AC Milan at the top of the Italian Serie A table after crushing Genoa 5-2 at the San Siro on Sunday.

Eto'o claims record fourth African awardupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 12:32:00

Inter Milan and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has made history after being named the African Footballer of the Year for the fourth time in his career.

Inter sweep aside African champs to win Club World Cupupdated: Sat Dec 18 2010 15:03:00

Inter Milan beat African underdogs TP Mazembe 3-0 to win FIFA's Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Eto'o handed ban for head-buttupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 15:21:00

Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o has received a three-match ban for head-butting Chievo's Bostjan Cesar in the chest at last Sunday's Serie A game.

Eto'o head-butt adds to Benitez's woesupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 18:39:00

The pressure on Inter boss Rafa Benitez intensified on Sunday as his team crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Chievo in Serie A.

Prolific Eto'o rescues point for Inter Milanupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 19:49:00

Samuel Eto'o scored his 17th goal in 16 games but his controversial penalty could only salvage a 1-1 home draw for Italian champions Inter Milan against Brescia in the San Siro on Saturday. Ben Lyttleton: Jonathan Biabiany adds zip to Inter's wingupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 08:07:00

When Rafa Benitez announced his Inter Milan team before the European champions' Group A Matchday Three fixture at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Oct. 20, the traveling fans could have been forgiven for some optimism. Instead of the Samuel Eto'o-Wesley Sneijder-Goran Pandev attacking trio playing behind Diego Milito that had won the Italians the trophy last season, Benitez picked Coutinho, an 18-year-old Brazilian, to play on the left, Jonathan Biabiany on the right, with Sneijder in the middle and Eto'o upfront.

Eto'o hat-trick helps Inter thrash Werderupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 17:42:00

Samuel Eto'o netted a superb hat-trick to help holders Inter Milan thrash Werder Bremen 4-0 in Champions League Group A.

Maicon and Eto'o put Inter back on topupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 17:22:00

Maicon and Samuel Eto'o were both on target in the second half to give champions Inter Milan a 2-0 win over 10-man Juventus, a result that sees Jose Mourinho's side return to the top of the Serie A table.

Eto'o goal sinks Chelsea as Mourinho returns in triumphupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 18:13:00

A clinical second half strike from Samuel Eto'o sealed a famous Champions League victory for Inter Milan over Chelsea to cap a triumphant return to Stamford Bridge for their coach Jose Mourinho. World Soccer: Q&A with Cameroon hero, Inter Milan star striker Eto'oupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 13:24:00

World Soccer's Dan Brennan caught up with Inter Milan and Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o on the eve of the African Cup of Nations. The prolific striker discussed his exit at Barcelona, his new role with Inter and Cameroon's chances to reclaim African glory.

First XI: Noughties soccer heroesupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 14:19:00

As the decade draws to a close it is time to reflect and reminisce on 10 years of glorious football drama -- and what better way to do this than by paying respect to the characters who have contributed so much to the soccer story that has captivated fans since 2000.

Eto'o nominated for 2009 African awardupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 11:17:00

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o will be seeking to win a record fourth African Player of the Year award after being named in the final shortlist of five for the 2009 title.

Inter go top as Eto'o on target againupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 18:25:00

Inter Milan's new strikers Samuel Eto'o and Diego Milito were on target again as they beat Napoli 3-1 in the San Siro on Wednesday to go top of Serie A.

Eto'o demands $4.4M from former club Barcelonaupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 11:55:00

Samuel Eto'o has stunned European champions Barcelona by reportedly asking for an extra $4.4 million payoff following his summer switch to Inter Milan.

Eto'o sends Cameroon top of groupupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 14:13:00

Samuel Eto'o and Jean Makoun both found the net to give Cameroon a 2-1 victory over Gabon to put the Indomitable Lions top of Africa's 2010 World Cup qualifying Group A.

Inter thrash rivals AC in Milan derbyupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 05:17:00

Inter Milan's title defense got back on track with a crushing 4-0 win over city rivals AC Milan, after three first-half strikes capitalized on the sending off of Rossoneri skipper Gennaro Gattuso on Saturday night at the San Siro.

Eto'o scores but Inter beaten in Super Cupupdated: Sat Aug 08 2009 15:00:00

New signing Samuel Eto'o scored but Serie A champions Inter Milan were beaten 2-1 by Lazio in the Italian Super Cup which was staged in the Bird's Nest in Beijing on Saturday night.

Inter new boy Eto'o denies Mourinho 'rift'updated: Thu Jul 30 2009 08:08:00

Italian champions Inter Milan have unveiled new signing Samuel Eto'o, with the Cameroon striker immediately being forced to deny suggestions from the Italian media that he has ever had a problem with new coach Jose Mourinho.

Ibrahimovic and Eto'o complete transfersupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 16:19:00

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has completed his 46 million euros ($65m) transfer to Barcelona from Inter Milan on a five-year contract, with Samuel Eto'o and Alexander Hleb moving to the San Siro as part of the deal.

Striker Eto'o arrives for Inter Milan switchupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 11:41:00

Samuel Eto'o arrived in Milan on Monday to complete his transfer to Inter in a swap deal which sends Zlatan Ibrahimovic to his former club Barcelona.

Agent: Eto'o agrees terms with Inter Milanupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 11:11:00

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o has moved a step closer to joining Inter Milan after agreeing personal terms with the Italian champions, his agent has revealed.

Inter plan Ibrahimovic swap for Eto'oupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 10:36:00

Inter Milan are offering their star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a swap deal with Barcelona which would see Samuel Eto'o move in the other direction.

Manchester City end interest in signing Eto'oupdated: Sat Jul 11 2009 14:05:00

Premier League big-spenders Manchester City will renew their search for a new world-class striker after ending their interest in Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o.

Agent: Eto'o set to snub 'monster' offerupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 14:07:00

Samuel Eto'o looks set to snub Manchester City's "stratospheric" offer that could make him world football's top-paid player, the Cameroon striker's agent warned on Monday

Man City make 'monster' Eto'o offerupdated: Sun Jun 28 2009 10:16:00

Big-spending English club Manchester City have made a "stratospheric" offer to Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, according to Barcelona president Joan Laporta.

Eto'o goal keeps Barcelona on winning runupdated: Sun Apr 05 2009 09:28:00

Barcelona kept up their relentless pace at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga with a 1-0 victory at Valladolid on Saturday.

Irrepressible Barca put six past Malagaupdated: Sun Mar 22 2009 16:58:00

Barcelona continued their free-scoring form with a 6-0 thrashing of Malaga which maintains their six-point lead at the top over Real Madrid.

Eto'o scores twice as Barcelona march onupdated: Sun Feb 08 2009 15:29:00

Barcelona continued their march towards the Spanish Primera Liga title as Samuel Eto'o scored twice in their 3-1 home victory over Sporting Gijon -- a result that moves them once again 12 points clear of second-placed Real Madrid at the top of the table.

Rampant Barcelona hit five past Deportivoupdated: Sun Jan 18 2009 13:16:00

Barcelona moved an astonishing 15 points clear at the top of the Primera Liga table after crushing Deportivo La Coruna 5-0 in a devastating display of attacking football at the Nou Camp.

Eto'o and Messi give Barca 'Clasico' winupdated: Sat Dec 13 2008 18:22:00

Late goals from Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi helped Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2-0 in 'El Clasico' at a rain-soaked Nou Camp on Saturday to move 12 points clear of their rivals in the Primera Liga title race.

Eto'o and Higuain grab four goals apieceupdated: Sat Nov 08 2008 18:10:00

Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain and Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o scored four goals apiece for their respective sides as the Spanish giants stepped up their title challenges on Saturday.

Villarreal rally to top Spanish standingsupdated: Sun Oct 05 2008 11:49:00

Gonzalo Rodriguez and Joseba Llorente scored second-half goals as Villarreal came from a goal down to beat Real Betis 2-1 in the Spanish Primera on Saturday. World Soccer: Spanish summer rocked by two transfers that weren'tupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 14:20:00

Ronaldinho swapped Camp Nou for San Siro, roared on by 30,000 delirious AC Milan fans as he performed tricks, flicks and that trademark thumb-and-little-finger waggle, dripping with bling.

Racism still a reality in European footballupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 12:10:00

Luther Blissett remembers vividly what it was like walking out into an Italian stadium when he played for AC Milan in the early 1980s.

Eto'o: We can't wait until a black player gets killedupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 13:38:00

As a player who has won African and Olympic titles with Cameroon and Spanish league and Champions League titles with Barcelona as well as three African footballer of the year awards, Samuel Eto'o expects to command respect.

Eto'o grabs hat-trick in Barca rompupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 04:41:00

Samuel Eto'o scored a second-half hat-trick as Barcelona crushed Primera Liga bottom club Levante 5-1 on Sunday.

Barcelona hit by Eto'o injury blowupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 16:45:00

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o faces a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of next week's Champions League last-16 first leg match against Celtic in Scotland.

Eto'o sets record as Cameroon advanceupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 15:06:00

Samuel Eto'o became the leading all-time African Nations Cup scorer with 16 goals as Cameroon defeated Sudan 3-0 in Group C to finish runners-up and reach the quarterfinals.

Eto'o equals Nations Cup goal recordupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 16:49:00

Samuel Eto'o equaled the African Nations Cup all-time scoring record in Cameroon's 5-1 victory over Zambia in Kumasi, while defending champions Egypt defeated Sudan 3-0.

Eto'o leaves Barca with fine braceupdated: Sat Jan 12 2008 18:11:00

Samuel Eto'o continued his comeback with two goals as Barcelona moved to within four points of Spanish league leaders Real Madrid with a 4-0 rout of Murcia on Saturday.

Barcelona edge closer to leadersupdated: Sun Jan 06 2008 05:55:00

Barcelona made a positive start to 2008 when goals from Rafael Marquez and Samuel Eto'o gave them a 2-0 win at Real Mallorca and putting them within four points of league leaders Real Madrid..

Eto'o undergoes successful surgeryupdated: Sat Sep 01 2007 02:46:00

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o had successful surgery on an injured leg on Saturday but will still be out of action for eight weeks.

Eto'o is ruled out for two monthsupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 08:21:00

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o will be out for at least two months with a groin injury.

Eto'o puts himself in transfer window updated: Thu May 10 2007 12:27:00

It is a measure of Samuel Eto'o's talents that it has only been since the Cameroonian center forward's return to fitness and form that the Catalan club has looked anything like the side that swept all before it en route to a Champions League and Spanish Liga double last season.

Barcelona edge closer to the titleupdated: Sat May 05 2007 16:05:00

Andres Iniesta and Samuel Eto'o scored second-half goals to push Barcelona closer towards a third successive Primera Liga title with a 2-0 win over Real Sociedad.

Beginning of the end for Barca?updated: Fri Apr 27 2007 06:58:00

World Sport reporter Pedro Pinto reflects on Barcelona's rise and fall, following their shock cup defeat by Getafe.

Eto'o ruled out of Zaragoza matchupdated: Fri Apr 06 2007 07:41:00

Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o has been left out of the Barcelona squad for their league match at Real Zaragoza on Saturday. Empires of inkupdated: Mon Feb 26 2007 12:14:00

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Eto'o recalled to Barcelona squadupdated: Sat Feb 24 2007 09:06:00

Striker Samuel Eto'o returned to the Barcelona squad on Saturday after missing out on the team's back-to-back defeats against Valencia and Liverpool.

Eto'o not named in Barcelona squadupdated: Sat Feb 17 2007 09:59:00

Striker Samuel Eto'o has been left out of the Barcelona squad to visit Valencia in the Primera Liga on Sunday at his own request.

Eto'o upset over Rijkaard's claimsupdated: Tue Feb 13 2007 10:04:00

Samuel Eto'o has disputed Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard's remarks that he refused to come on as a substitute in Sunday's 2-0 victory over Racing Santander.

Rijkaard awaits Eto'o explanationupdated: Mon Feb 12 2007 06:38:00

Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard was prepared to wait for an explanation from striker Samuel Eto'o, after the Cameroon international refused to come on as a late substitute in Sunday's Primera Liga match.

Eto'o returns to Barcelona's squadupdated: Sat Feb 03 2007 07:49:00

Barcelona have named striker Samuel Eto'o for Sunday's Primera Liga game at Osasuna, his first match since September, but Ronaldinho will miss the game because of injury.

Eto'o returns for Barca next week updated: Fri Jan 05 2007 15:26:00

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, sidelined since September with a knee injury, has pledged to return to the Barcelona side at the end of next week, and is still aiming to finish the season as the Primera Liga's top scorer.

Eto'o hoping to return in Januaryupdated: Sat Dec 23 2006 07:37:00

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o is recovering from his right knee injury quicker than expected and should be back in training in mid-January.

Barca sweep board at FIFPro awardsupdated: Mon Nov 06 2006 14:07:00

Spanish and European champions Barcelona and their leading players Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto'o swept the board in the annual awards announced by the professional players union FIFPro on Monday.

Eto'o facing 5 months on sidelinesupdated: Thu Sep 28 2006 03:57:00

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o will be sidelined for up to five months after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the Primera Liga club said on Thursday.

Sevilla regain top spot in Spain updated: Sun Sep 17 2006 16:24:00

Frederic Kanoute scored twice and Renato added a late winner as Sevilla beat crosstown rivals Real Betis 3-2 to regain the leadership of the Spanish league.

Holders Barca hit five past Levskiupdated: Tue Sep 12 2006 16:45:00

Barcelona got the defense of their Champions League crown off to a dream start when they blew away debutants Levski Sofia 5-0.

Barca beaten but Eto'o tops list updated: Sat May 20 2006 17:32:00

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o crowned a memorable season by finishing as the Primera Liga's top marksman with 26 goals as he scored in his side's 3-1 defeat at Athletic Bilbao.

Eto'o can top league scoring listupdated: Fri May 19 2006 05:21:00

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o can cap a memorable season by finishing Primera Liga top scorer with a goal against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Lehmann sent off as Barca triumphupdated: Wed May 17 2006 15:35:00

Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann became the first player sent off in a European Cup final as Barcelona triumphed 2-1 at a rain-drenched Stade de France on Wednesday.

Eto'o edges Barca closer to titleupdated: Fri Apr 14 2006 16:39:00

Samuel Eto'o struck his 24th goal of the season to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Villarreal to edge them closer to retaining their Primera Liga title.

Santander fined for racist chantsupdated: Wed Apr 12 2006 09:10:00

Racing Santander have been fined an unspecified sum by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for racist abuse by fans.

Barcelona fight back at Santanderupdated: Sun Apr 09 2006 15:33:00

Lowly Racing Santander gave Barcelona a fright before the Primera Liga leaders came back to draw 2-2 and restore their 11-point lead at the top of the table.

Ronaldinho and Eto'o inspire Barcaupdated: Wed Apr 05 2006 15:32:00

Ronaldinho made amends for missing a penalty to score the first goal as Barcelona beat Benfica 2-0 in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg in the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

Eto'o double sends Barca 14 clearupdated: Tue Mar 21 2006 17:50:00

Striker Samuel Eto'o scored a sparkling double to help Barcelona come from a goal down to beat Getafe 3-1 and increase their lead in the Primera Liga to 14 points on Tuesday.

Ronaldinho - I would have walked updated: Sun Feb 26 2006 15:51:00

Barcelona playmaker Ronaldinho said if team mate Samuel Eto'o had walked off the pitch after being racially abused at Real Zaragoza on Saturday, he would have gone too.

Eto'o header jolts 10-man Chelseaupdated: Wed Feb 22 2006 16:05:00

Barcelona took a huge step towards the Champions League quarterfinals with a 2-1 win against 10-man Chelsea in Wednesday's first leg match at Stamford Bridge.

Eto'o claims award for third timeupdated: Thu Feb 16 2006 16:24:00

Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o has been named African Footballer of the Year for the third year running, edging out Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba by just two points.

Eto'o stunner as Cameroon qualifyupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 12:18:00

Samuel Eto'o followed up his hat-trick against Angola with a spectacular striker as Cameroon beat Togo 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the African Nations Cup quarterfinals in Cairo.

Barcelona continue fantastic formupdated: Sat Jan 07 2006 18:17:00

Champions Barcelona continued their irresistible form this season with a 15th straight win after a 2-1 Primera Liga victory over city rivals Espanyol.

Eto'o delays link-up with Cameroonupdated: Wed Jan 04 2006 15:04:00

Barcelona say that striker Samuel Eto'o will not hook up with the Cameroon squad for the African Nations Cup until after the La Liga game against Athletic Bilbao on January 15.

Eto'o plays in African Nations Cupupdated: Sat Dec 24 2005 08:16:00

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o will stand down from club commitments in order to play for Cameroon at next month's African Nations Cup.

Eto'o puts Barca five points clearupdated: Tue Dec 20 2005 17:08:00

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o inspired Barcelona to their 13th consecutive victory in all competitions on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Celta Vigo in the Primera Liga.

Eto'o double as Barca set a recordupdated: Sat Dec 17 2005 17:41:00

Leaders Barcelona established a club record 12 consecutive victories in all competitions, with a 3-1 success at Cadiz on Saturday.

Eto'o in line to keep Africa honorupdated: Mon Nov 07 2005 14:42:00

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o and Chelsea's Didier Drogba and Michael Essien are among five players nominated for the African Footballer of the Year award.

Eto'o stuns Greeks with hat-trickupdated: Wed Nov 02 2005 16:55:00

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o scored a stunning hat-trick in a 5-0 demolition of Panathinaikos that sent the Catalans through to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Eto'o in hospital after head clashupdated: Fri Sep 09 2005 11:42:00

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o will be kept in hospital overnight for observation following a clash of heads with a team mate during training on Friday.

Eto'o fined after insulting Madridupdated: Tue May 24 2005 15:27:00

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o has been fined 12,000 euros ($15,120) by the Spanish Football Federation for insulting Real Madrid during title celebrations on May 15.

Eto'o header gives Barca the titleupdated: Sat May 14 2005 17:53:00

Samuel Eto'o's 60th minute header in a 1-1 draw at Levante gave Barcelona their 17th Spanish league title on Saturday.

Barca on brink of Spanish triumphupdated: Sun May 08 2005 15:42:00

Barcelona are within touching distance of their first league title in six years after a storming 2-0 victory over last season's champions Valencia at the Mestalla on Sunday.

Brilliant Eto'o keeps Barca aheadupdated: Sun May 01 2005 15:23:00

A flash of brilliance by Samuel Eto'o enabled Barcelona to restore their six-point lead at the top of the Primera Liga by beating Albacete 2-0.

Barca relief after Eto'o knee scanupdated: Mon Apr 11 2005 12:29:00

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o will be sidelined for about 10 days after a scan on Monday showed his knee injury was not as serious as first feared.

Rampant Real reignite Spanish raceupdated: Sun Apr 10 2005 15:21:00

Real Madrid injected new life into the Spanish title race with a scintillating 4-2 home triumph against league leaders and arch-rivals Barcelona on Sunday.

Chelsea deny Eto'o race allegationupdated: Wed Mar 09 2005 06:01:00

Chelsea have denied allegations that a member of their staff taunted Barcelona player Samuel Eto'o with racist abuse following the English side's Champions League victory on Tuesday.

World stars in $10m tsunami boostupdated: Tue Feb 15 2005 17:00:00

World Player of the Year Ronaldinho turned on the style as his side beat Andriy Shevchenko's XI 6-3 on Tuesday in a tsunami relief benefit match expected to raise $10.38 million.

Eto'o strike earns Barca late winupdated: Tue Dec 21 2004 16:09:00

Striker Samuel Eto'o grabbed a late goal to give Barcelona a 2-1 victory over Levante in Spain's Primera Liga on Tuesday and the title winter champions.

Real agree to sell Eto'o to Barcaupdated: Wed Aug 11 2004 16:26:00

Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid finally reached agreement on Wednesday night about the destiny of African player of the year Samuel Eto'o.

Barcelona make improved Eto'o bidupdated: Sat Jul 31 2004 06:39:00

Barcelona have made Real Mallorca an improved offer for African Player of the Year Samuel Eto'o and are waiting on approval from arch-rivals Real Madrid for the deal to go through.

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