World Cup 2022: Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon – Breel Embolo strike secures win

Breel Embolo
Breel Embolo has scored six goals in his past 10 appearances for Switzerland

Switzerland’s Breel Embolo scored the only goal against Cameroon – the country of his birth – in a hard-fought World Cup Group G opener.

Embolo refused to celebrate when he finished off a slick Swiss attack shortly after half-time.

The Indomitable Lions were unfortunate to lose after an enterprising display at the Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar.

However, with Brazil looming in this group, Embolo’s strike secured a valuable three points for Switzerland.

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Switzerland

  1. Squad number1Player nameSommer

  2. Squad number3Player nameWidmer

  3. Squad number5Player nameAkanji

  4. Squad number4Player nameGoodbye

  5. Squad number13Player nameRODRIGUEZ

  6. Squad number8Player nameFreuler

  7. Squad number10Player nameJaca

  8. Squad number23Player nameShaqiri

  9. Squad number15Player namesofiane

  10. Squad number17Player nameVargas

  11. Squad number7Player nameEmbol

  1. Squad number9Player nameSeferovic

  2. Squad number18Player nameCömert

  3. Squad number19Player nameOkafor

  4. Squad number20Player nameFrei

  5. Squad number25Player nameRieder

Cameroon

  1. Squad number23Player nameOnana

  2. Squad number19Player nameCollins Fai

  3. Squad number21Player nameCastelletto

  4. Squad number3Player nameNkoulou

  5. Squad number25Player nameTolo

  6. Squad number8Player nameAnguissa

  7. Squad number14Player nameOum Gouet

  8. Squad number18Player nameHongla

  9. Squad number20Player nameMbeumo

  10. Squad number13Player nameChoupo-Moting

  11. Squad number12Player nameToko-Ekambi

  1. Squad number5Player nameOndua

  2. Squad number6Player nameNgamaleu

  3. Squad number7Player nameNkoudou

  4. Squad number10Player nameAboubakar

Line-ups

Switzerland

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Sommer
  • 3Widmer
  • 5AkanjiBooked at 83mins
  • 4GoodbyeBooked at 64mins
  • 13RODRIGUEZSubstituted forCömertFr. 90′minutes
  • 8Freuler
  • 10Jaca
  • 23ShaqiriSubstituted forOkaforFr. 72′minutes
  • 15sofianeSubstituted forFreiFr. 71′minutes
  • 17VargasSubstituted forRiederFr. 81′minutes
  • 7EmbolSubstituted forSeferovicFr. 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Fernandes
  • 6Zakaria
  • 9Seferovic
  • 12Omlin
  • 14Aebischer
  • 16Fassnacht
  • 18Cömert
  • 19Okafor
  • 20Frei
  • 21Kobel
  • 22Schär
  • 24Köhn
  • 25Rieder
  • 26Jashari

Cameroon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 23Onana
  • 19Fai CollinsBooked at 36mins
  • 21Castelletto
  • 3Nkoulou
  • 25Tolo
  • 8Anguissa
  • 14Oum Gouet
  • 18HonglaSubstituted forOnduaFr. 68′minutes
  • 20MbeumoSubstituted forNgamaleuFr. 81′minutes
  • 13Choupo-MotingSubstituted forAboubakarFr. 74′minutes
  • 12Toko-EkambiSubstituted forNkoudouFr. 74′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ngapandouetnbu
  • 2Ngom Mbekeli
  • 4Whoah
  • 5Ondua
  • 6Ngamaleu
  • 7Nkoudou
  • 9Nsame
  • 10Aboubakar
  • 11Bassogog
  • 15Where?
  • 16Epassy
  • 17Finish it
  • 22Ntcham
  • 24Emboss
  • 26Marou

Referee:
Facundo Tello

Attendance:
39,089

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