Cameroon-born striker Embolo looks almost apologetic after goal that proved the difference
AL WAKRAH, Qatar: Switzerland striker Breel Embolo scored against the land of his birth to give his side a 1-0 win over Cameroon in their World Cup Group G opener on Thursday.
The Cameroon-born player refused to celebrate and looked almost apologetic as his teammates rushed to congratulate him at the Al Janoub Stadium.
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 and were second best in the game, which was 0-0 at the break.
The 25-year-old striker, who was born in 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 the frican side in the opening 45 minutes.
It was Cameroon’s eighth successive defeat at the World Cup, leaving them without a win in the event since 2002.
Tournament favourites Brazil open their Group G campaign against Serbia later on Thursday.
Source: Bangkok Post