Switzerland defeated Cameroon in a low-scoring game with the help of Breel Embolo’s goal which was the only goal scored in the match. The Cameroon-born player scored the goal just after three minutes, the restart of the second phase of the match.
The 25-year-old denied celebrating after scoring as the small group of Swiss fans cheered at Al Janoub Stadium. The other two teams of this group Brazil and Serbia play later on Thursday.
Switzerland scored the goal after Cameroon had dominated in the first half, in which they missed several chances to take the lead.
Cameroon got their first chance after 10 minutes when Bryan Mbeumo tested the goalkeeper Yann Sommer before Karl Toko Ekambi sent the rebound over the bar.
The Swiss team was again in trouble when the opponent’s captain Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting snatched the ball and entered the box but the shot was blocked by Sommer.
In search of their maiden victory in the Fifa World Cup in the last 20 years, they were outstanding in the first half, but the Swiss side was lucky to go to half-time without conceding a goal
Switzerland are at the top of their group
Switzerland who managed to qualify for the Round of 16 on the previous two occasions of the World Cup, scored the goal in the second half of the game. The goal was scored by Embolo in the 48th minute of the match which proved to be a winner.
A brilliant move was made after an hour of play when Ruban Vargas’s brilliant shot was punched out by the African goalkeeper Andre Onana which kept his side in the game.
With this victory, Switzerland goes top in their group, and with this, they moved an inch closer to qualifying for the knockout stages. On the other hand with this loss, Cameroon moves to the last in their group and it would be difficult for them to qualify as there are Brazil and Serbia as well who are performing well in recent times.