On 24 November 2022, Switzerland began their FIFA World Cup campaign by locking horns with Cameroon. It was the first Group G encounter that took place in Al Janoub Stadium. Apart from these two teams, Brazil and Serbia are other teams in the group. So, both teams were looking for a winning start.
However, the current ranking of Switzerland is 15 in the world. While Cameroon is the 43rd-ranked team in the world. So, Switzerland fans were hoping for an easy win from their team in their World Cup opener. Granit XHAKA was the captain of Switzerland while Eric Maxim CHOUPO-MOTING was the captain of Cameroon.
Breel Embolo scored the winner for Switzerland against Cameroon in FIFA World Cup 2022
Speaking of the match, it started very evenly as both teams were looking to settle their nerves in their World Cup opener. However, both teams failed to score as the first half of the game ended at 0-0. So, fans were not so happy, especially with the performance of the Swiss players. Before the match, everyone’s eyes were on the Swiss International, Breel Embolo.
The forward has gained some reputation in recent years by playing good quality football at the club level. Meanwhile, he did not disappoint his fans as he opened the scoring in the 48th minute. Breel Embolo scored the goal with a simple tap into a beautiful cross by Xherdan Shaqiri. However, Embolo was seen with no such celebration as he is a cameroon-born player who represents Switzerland. So, it was a respectful celebration from the Swiss forward.
Then, Cameroon tried to make a comeback. But, they failed to do as Switzerland kept their nerves till the end. Till the final whistle, they hold the lead and thus, made a winning start to this year’s World Cup campaign. This win gave them much-needed three points from this encounter. Now, Switzerland will be in action again on 28 November 2022 when they will take on Brazil in Stadium 974.