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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- 5AkanjiBooked at 83mins
- 4GoodbyeBooked at 64mins
- 13RODRIGUEZSubstituted forCömertFr. 90′minutes
- 23ShaqiriSubstituted forOkaforFr. 72′minutes
- 15sofianeSubstituted forFreiFr. 71′minutes
- 17VargasSubstituted forRiederFr. 81′minutes
- 7EmbolSubstituted forSeferovicFr. 72′minutes
- 19Fai CollinsBooked at 36mins
- 14Oum Gouet
- 18HonglaSubstituted forOnduaFr. 68′minutes
- 20MbeumoSubstituted forNgamaleuFr. 81′minutes
- 13Choupo-MotingSubstituted forAboubakarFr. 74′minutes
- 12Toko-EkambiSubstituted forNkoudouFr. 74′minutes
- 2Ngom Mbekeli
- 17Finish it
- Facundo Tello
Match ends, Switzerland 1, Cameroon 0.
Second Half ends, Switzerland 1, Cameroon 0.
Manuel Akanji (Switzerland) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Cameroon).
Corner, Switzerland. Conceded by Jean-Charles Castelletto.
Attempt blocked. Haris Seferovic (Switzerland) left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabian Rieder with a headed pass.
Corner, Switzerland. Conceded by Nouhou Tolo.
Substitution, Switzerland. Eray Cömert replaces Ricardo Rodríguez.
Foul by Gaël Ondoua (Cameroon).
Fabian Rieder (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Noah Okafor.
Foul by Moumi Ngamaleu (Cameroon).
Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Manuel Akanji (Switzerland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Manuel Akanji (Switzerland).
Frank Anguissa (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Switzerland. Conceded by Nicolas Nkoulou.
Substitution, Cameroon. Moumi Ngamaleu replaces Bryan Mbeumo.
Substitution, Switzerland. Fabian Rieder replaces Rubén Vargas.
Foul by Fabian Frei (Switzerland).
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