Breel Embolo gives Switzerland a narrow win over Cameroon

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November 24, 2022 — 10.25pm

Qatar: Switzerland edged past Cameroon 1-0 courtesy of a extremity against the tally of play by Cameroon-born Breel Embolo connected Thursday for an opening triumph successful World Cup Group G.

Embolo, calved successful Yaounde but raised successful Basel, struck 3 minutes aft the restart from a Xherdan Shaqiri cutback to enactment them apical of the section.

Switzerland’s Breel Embolo scores the lone  extremity   successful  the match.

Switzerland’s Breel Embolo scores the lone extremity successful the match.Credit:AP

The 25-year-old refused to observe the extremity arsenic the tiny radical of Swiss fans cheered wildly astatine Al Janoub Stadium.

Serbia play Brazil successful the different radical lucifer aboriginal connected Friday (AEDT).

The Swiss extremity came aft Cameroon, without a triumph successful the World Cup for 20 years, had dominated the archetypal half, missing respective bully chances to instrumentality the lead.

The Indomitable Lions, who eliminated Algeria successful a playoff to suffice for the tournament, had outplayed the Swiss successful the archetypal 45 minutes with speedy combinations, velocity and powerfulness arsenic their opponents remained toothless up front.

They carved retired their archetypal accidental aft 10 minutes with Bryan Mbeumo investigating goalkeeper Yann Sommer earlier Karl Toko Ekambi sent his rebound implicit the bar.

Cameroon’s Collins Fai, left, heads the shot  adjacent  to Switzerland’s Ruben Vargas.

Cameroon’s Collins Fai, left, heads the shot adjacent to Switzerland’s Ruben Vargas.Credit:AP

The Swiss were successful occupation again a small aboriginal with in-form guardant Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting snatching the shot from an hostile to complaint into the box, lone for Sommer to artifact his effort.

In hunt of their archetypal triumph astatine a World Cup successful 20 years, Cameroon were bolder, taking connected their opponents successful one-on-one situations, portion the Swiss seldom managed to get into their opponents’ box.

Switzerland, who reached the circular of 16 successful the 2 erstwhile World Cups, struck astatine the commencement of the 2nd fractional with Xherdan Shaqiri cutting into the container and Embolo tapping successful what proved to beryllium the winner.

An astir identical determination conscionable past the hr astir saw the Swiss people again but Ruben Vargas’s changeable was pushed wide by keeper Andre Onana, who kept his squad successful the game.

The Swiss adjacent play Brazil connected Monday, with Cameroon taking connected Serbia.

Reuters

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