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Breel Embolo’s goal lift Switzerland over Cameroon at men’s World Cup

Breel Embolo’s goal lifted Switzerland to a 1-0 win over Cameroon at the World Cup on Thursday and he stored his promise to not have fun scoring in opposition to the nation the place he was born.

The Swiss ahead from Yaounde struck with a right-foot shot within the forty eighth minute, standing on their own eight meters (yards) out in the course of the goalmouth to take Xherdan Shaqiri’s low cross.

Embolo then pursed his lips in a wry smile and held his arms out extensive, earlier than elevating his palms in a gesture of apology as teammates rushed to him close to the penalty spot.

He pointed towards Swiss followers behind the goal the place he had scored then to Cameroon followers at the alternative nook of Al Janoub stadium.

The 25-year-old ahead left Cameroon along with his household when he was 5. They hung out in France earlier than settling in Switzerland, the nation he’s now representing at a second World Cup.

Though an African-born participant scored, groups from Africa are actually scoreless by way of the 4 video games they’ve performed at this World Cup. All have performed higher-ranked groups, and Morocco and Tunisia earned 0-0 attracts, respectively in opposition to Croatia and Denmark.

Cameroon’s streak of losses at World Cup finals tournaments prolonged to eight video games courting again to 2002.

Brazil and Serbia are additionally in Group G and so they meet later Thursday.

In the transfer for Embolo to attain, it was too straightforward for the Swiss to cross the ball shortly by way of the Cameroon defensive strains from left flank to proper.

Fast Swiss begin

The quick Swiss begin to the second half contrasted with an absence of first-half urgency that would hardly be defined by the 1 p.m. kickoff — one among solely seven video games in Qatar being performed completely in daylight. The warmth peaked at 29 Celsius (84 Fahrenheit), humidity was low and a lot of the taking part in space was shaded.

Cameroon wasted a transparent scoring probability to take management within the tenth minute. A protracted, straight cross previous Switzerland’s central defenders led to Karl Toko Ekambi firing a half-volley shot excessive over the bar from simply 10 meters (yards).

Cameroon exerted little strain making an attempt to degree the sport. Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s header within the 66th was aimed immediately at goalkeeper Yann Sommer who saved simply.

In the subsequent play, a Swiss transfer down the fitting flank nearly repeated the goal however goalkeeper Andre Onana saved from Ruben Vargas.

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