FIFA World Cup 2022: Switzerland Outclassed Cameroon 1-0 as Breel Embolo Scored His First World Cup Goal
After Switzerland prevailed in a close opening game in Group G, Cameroon’s 20-year wait for a World Cup victory continues. The Indomitable Lions, who were attempting to win their first championships since 2002, missed a number of strong first-half opportunities. Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer stopped Bryan Mbeumo, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
Manuel Akanji’s close-range header on a corner shortly before halftime could have given Switzerland the lead. Switzerland has three Round of 16 victories in their previous four World Cup appearances.
But three minutes into the second half, Breel Embolo, a Cameroonian, scored by side-footing in a lovely 1st cross from Xherdan Shaqiri.
In the waning seconds of extra time, substitutes Haris Seferovic and Ruben Vargas had opportunities to score more goals for the Swiss, who will next play World Cup favourites Brazil on Monday, November 28. Brazil plays Serbia in their opening game of the tournament today.
Prior to playing Serbia on Monday, Cameroon must bounce back from its eighth straight World Cup loss.
Switzerland vs. Cameroon Match Summary