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Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group G - Switzerland v Cameroon - Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar - November 24, 2022 Switzerland's Breel Embolo celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Carl Recine

Qatar World Cup: Embolo gives Swiss narrow win over Cameroon

By :The Report Desk
Published : Nov 24, 2022 07:12:00 PM | Sports

An apologetic Breel Embolo scored the winner against the country of his birth to hand Switzerland a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in their World Cup Group G clash at the Al Janoub Stadium on Thursday, reports Reuters. 

Embolo swept home a low Xherdan Shaqiri cross after 48 minutes and then stood still with a rueful frown on his face as his team mates celebrated around him. The 25-year-old was born in Yaounde but raised in Basel.

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.