Embolo lifts Swiss to win over country of his birth

Published Fri, Nov 25, 2022 5:37 PM

Breel Embolo scored against the country of his birth as Switzerland defeated Cameroon 1-0 to make a winning start to their World Cup campaign on Thursday.

Embolo struck three minutes into the second half at Al Janoub Stadium as Switzerland secured a vital three points in a group that includes tournament favourites Brazil and Serbia.

Cameroon-born Breel Embolo netted the all-important goal but the 25-year-old refused to celebrate as the small group of Swiss fans cheered wildly at Al Janoub Stadium. Photo: AFP