During his appearance on the stage, Eto'o did not miss the opportunity to send two different messages.
His first was to former Real Madrid coach Capello, and Eto'o suggested that it was thanks to the Italian that his family could eat.
The other was a direct and formal request to Gianni Infantino, FIFA's president.
With a proposal for a 48-team World Cup being mooted, Eto'o asked the Swiss to "make the World Cup of 48 countries for the poor."
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- Best Referee of the Year - Mark Clattenburg
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- Best Club in the GCC - Al-Hilal FC
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- Player Career Award - Javier Zanetti
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