Qatar 2022: Cameroon-born Embolo scores as Switzerland tame Indomitable Lions

Breel Embolo scored the only goal  against the country of his birth Cameroon to give Switzerland a 1-0 win in their Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G clash at the Al Janoub Stadium today.

The AS Monaco striker, who was born in Cameroonian capital Yaounde 25 years ago but grew up in Basel, Switzerland, refused to celebrate and looked almost apologetic as his teammates surrounded him in jubilation.

Embolo swept home a Xherdan Shaqiri cross from close range to give the Swiss the lead early in the second half after they struggled to break the deadlock in the first half.

The Indomitable Lions were the better side in the first half but lacked cutting edge as the game went into the break 0-0.

Embolo struck three minutes after the resumption but stood still as a mark of respect to the country of his parents where he spent his first year of life.

The goal was the first shot on target for Switzerland but it was enough to give them the three points in a tough group that also contains Brazil and Serbia.

With the goal, Embolo became the first player in World Cup history to score against the country of his birth.

Cameroon, who are at their eighth World Cup and have qualified more than any other African team, have now recorded seven consecutive defeats at the tournament.

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