World Cup: Switzerland beat Cameroon 1-0


Switzerland defeated Cameroon 1-0 in their World Cup Group G clash at Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar on Thursday.

Switzerland striker, Breel Embolo, scored the goal against the country of his birth and refused to celebrate as his teammates rushed to congratulate him.

Embolo swept home a Xherdan Shaqiri cross to give the Swiss the lead in the 48th minute after they struggled to break the deadlock in the first half.

The 25-year-old striker, who was born in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, but raised in Basel, stood still with an apologetic frown on his face after he scored while the Switzerland players celebrated around him.

The goal was a first shot on target for the Swiss, who had battled to contain Cameroon in the opening 45 minutes.

The Swiss next play tournament favourites Brazil on Monday, while Cameroon will take on Serbia.

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