The Russian Backwater Samuel Eto'o Now Plays Soccer In Is Too Dangerous…

Last month, Samuel Eto'o did something very curious and very venal and signed with Anzhi, an obscure team in Russia owned by a rich oil man. Eto'o became the highest paid soccer player in the world ($30 million over three years). But he also has to lace up his boots for Anzhi, which plays in a city called Makhachkala,… » 9/13/11 12:57pm 9/13/11 12:57pm

Samuel Eto'o Will Leave Inter Milan For Obscure Russian Club (And…

Samuel Eto'o, the 30-year-old Cameroonian soccer player, is leaving the glitz and prestige of Serie A's Inter Milan to play "for an obscure club in the violence-wracked Caucasus region of Dagestan, Russia." From Milan, one of the world's fashion capitals, to Dagestan: the land of the mountains. This would be a very… » 8/24/11 1:00pm 8/24/11 1:00pm