That FIFA World Cup 2022 Switzerland continued on Thursday, taking care of business against Cameroon and opening the day with a 1-0 win.
In a relatively uneventful game, Breel Embolo scored the only goal of the game against the country where he was born in the opening minutes of the second half, giving the 25-year-old an emotional moment.
Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer made five saves in the win.
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Switzerland vs. Cameroon Highlights | FIFA World Cup 2022
Switzerland won 1-0.
Here are the top plays from Thursday’s group stage.
Switzerland vs. Cameroon
10′: Cameroon chances early but no dice
Bryan Mbeumo’s shot was stopped by Yann Sommer and while Karl Toko-Ekambi scored the rebound his shot sailed over the net to keep it scoreless early on.
14 minutes: Summer strengthens early
The Swiss goalkeeper made another early stop when Eric Choupo-Moting cleared a shot into the box. A goal wouldn’t have counted there, however, as Choupo-Moting was ruled offside.
48′: Switzerland strikes first
Breel Embolo scored the first goal of the game by scoring a shot from a pass to the center of the box. Embolo, who was born in Cameroon, celebrated his goal with a muted celebration.
Switzerland’s Breel Embolo scores a goal against Cameroon in 48′
Watch Switzerland’s Breel Embolo score a goal against Cameroon in the 48th minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.
93′: Switzerland can cost the win
The Swiss fans in attendance prepare to celebrate their team’s victory in the first game of the 2022 World Cup.
Aftermath: Disappointing result for Cameroon
The FIFA World Cup Now crew discussed the disappointing result of Cameroon, who had more shots than Switzerland on Thursday.
Sacha Kljestan on missed chances in Cameroon’s defeat by Switzerland
The FIFA World Cup Now crew react to Cameroon’s missed chances against Switzerland. You notice a recurring theme at the World Cup: playing well doesn’t guarantee victory.
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