FIFA World Cup 2022 Switzerland vs Cameroon Highlights: Breel Embolo strikes as Switzerland beat Cameroon 1-0 | Football News


Breel Embolo scored against the land of his birth – Cameroon – as Switzerland cruised to a 1-0 win in their World Cup Group G clash at the Al Janoub Stadium on Thursday. Embolo, after scoring his team’s opening goal, refused to celebrate and stood still with an apologetic face.
The 25-year-old swept home an Xherdan Shaqiri cross to give the Swiss the lead in the 48th minute.
Embolo was born in Yaounde (the capital of Cameroon) but raised in Basel.
Switzerland and Cameroon were deadlocked at 0-0 by halftime.
Cameroon were the better side in the opening half and might have had the lead as Karl Toko Ekambi, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, and Martin Hongla all missed good chances against a lacklustre Switzerland side that battled to get out of first gear.
But the Swiss were much improved in the second period and took the lead through Embolo’s well-worked goal. Ruben Vargas missed an excellent chance to score a second but was thwarted by goalkeeper Andre Onana as Cameroon ran out of steam.
(With agency inputs)

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