Footage of Heartwarming Moment Samuel Eto'o Meets Former Barcelona Teammate Ronaldinho in Qatar Emerges

Footage of Heartwarming Moment Samuel Eto'o Meets Former Barcelona Teammate Ronaldinho in Qatar Emerges

  • Former Barcelona stars Samuel Eto'o and Ronaldinho have been spotted together in Qatar ahead of the World Cup
  • Eto'o, who is president of the Cameroonian Football Federation, is also working as an ambassador for the event
  • Cameroon will face Brazil in their final group game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this month

Barcelona legends Samuel Eto'o and Ronaldinho reunited in Qatar, ahead of the meeting bewteen Brazil and Cameroon at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Both players, now retired, are in Qatar to play various roles ahead of the commencement of football's biggest competition.

Ronaldinho, Eto'o, Cameroon, Brazil, World Cup
Samuel Eto'o and Ronaldinho have met in Qatar ahead of the World Cup. Credit: @garyalsmith @Barca
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In a video posted on social media, Eto'o and Ronaldinho caught up on the good old times as they shared the moment together.

The duo formed a deadly pair upfront during their playing days, helping Barcelona to the 2006 UEFA Champions League.

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Cameroon forward Eto'o would go on to win another Champions League title with Barcelona in 2009.

Eto'o is an ambassador for the World Cup and doubles up as the president of the Cameroonian Football Federation.

Ronaldinho's Brazil and Eto'o's Cameroon will face off at the World Cup in Group G on December 2.

Cameroon squad leave for Qatar

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that ahead of the much anticipated World Cup kick-off, Cameroon chiefs Eto'o and Rigobert Song have departed their country en route to Qatar.

Eto'o has boasted that the Indomitable Lions can bring home the prestigious title.

In the final round of the qualifiers, Cameroon lost 1-0 to Algeria in Yaounde but the Lions roared in the return leg, getting a goal and forcing the encounter into extra time.

Ronaldinho opens up about Messi

Former World Footballer of the Year Ronaldinho heaped praises on Lionel Messi, saying the Paris Saint-Germain forward's first season was not a complete failure.

Messi joined the current Ligue 1 champions last summer, after ending his almost two-decade spell with La Liga giants Barcelona.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner failed to live up to his billing in his first season in the French capital, managing just six goals in 23 Ligue 1 appearances.

Source: Sports Brief News