Switzerland vs Cameroon live updates and result: highlights and key games of World Cup Group G opener

November 24, 2022 at 6:09 a.m European daylight saving time

GATE!!! Switzerland leads

Breel Embolo with a simple finish brings Switzerland to the top.

Sweeping movement across the field and the ball finds Shaqiri. He works space and shoots in a low cross.

Embolo is unmarked in the six-yard box and can’t miss.

No cheering from Embolo playing against his native country.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 6:05 a.m European daylight saving time

Here we go again

Both teams are back on the field and Cameroon gets the ball rolling.

Will we find a winner?

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:58 p.m European daylight saving time

Nothing to save

It has been a positive defensive performance from Cameroon so far.

They rode their luck right at the end of the half thanks to Akanji’s misplaced header.

They hope this stat extends to the full 90 minutes and doesn’t end like the Germany game in 2002.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:56 p.m European daylight saving time

The wait goes on…

We have yet to see an African team score at the World Cup as Senegal, Tunisia and Morocco all missed the net.

Cameroon certainly had its chances to do so…can they break the duck?

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:49 p.m European daylight saving time

Halftime: Switzerland 0:0 Cameroon

A really good game with the only missing ingredient goals.

Switzerland had much more possession and found the most joy on Cameroon’s left side through the combination of Shaqiri and Widmer.

Cameroon with the better chances. With a better finish they could have taken the lead at half-time.

Expect a quality second half.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:47 a.m European daylight saving time

huge opportunity

Akanji should have given Switzerland the lead at half-time.

A super corner and Akanji climbs the highest. Six meters away he misses the mark and takes a long look.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:46 a.m European daylight saving time

added time…

Just TWO minutes.

unheard of. What a time to be alive.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:42 a.m European daylight saving time

A tactical and physical fight

It’s been a really interesting battle between the two sides until half-time approaches…before we get 10 minutes added.

Switzerland are still in control of possession and their threat is starting to grow (Elvedi just missed a header from a corner).

Cameroon are firmly in their 4-3-3 form and look menacing every time they go forward. Choupo-Moting just blocked a shot after a poor clearance from Elvedi.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:37 p.m European daylight saving time

First booking

Collins Fai gets the first yellow card of the game.

Guess who the referee is… Facundo Tello

He is the man who showed ten red cards in the Champions Trophy final in Argentina earlier this month.

We could see a few more maps today before the end of the game.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:36 p.m European daylight saving time

What a challenge!

Incredible recovery challenge from Widmer as Toko Ekambi looked like he would knock home a superb Collins Fai cross after another really good attacking move.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:30 p.m European daylight saving time

tournament experience

Lots of experience alongside Murat Yakin today.

Despite the chances Cameroon creates, they remain calm when in possession and don’t deviate from their game plan.

However, Sommer is forced back into action after balling out a shot from Mbuemo after another effective move from Cameroon.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:27 a.m European daylight saving time

brightening

Cameroon as so fast and dynamic in transition.

Every time they force a turnover they move the ball quickly and they have midfielders charging forward to try and support the front three.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:26 p.m European daylight saving time

Both teams in their home kit cause problems for some viewers

It’s weird to see a team play in red and green, which is a total no-no for color blind people – 1 in 12 males and 1 in 200 females. As someone who is color blind, I find it very difficult to follow the plot. The English Football League recently allowed teams to wear third kits to prevent this well-known problem. But it’s unnecessary here – either Switzerland or Cameroon’s white away kits would be fine!

Joey D'Urso

Joey D’Urso

November 24, 2022 at 5:23 p.m European daylight saving time

Choupo-Moting’s big moment

Choupo-Moting did everything right until the end.

Switzerland with a lot of ball possession, but Cameroon has created the great chances so far.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:19 p.m European daylight saving time

Xhaka the man

We haven’t seen Swiss captain Granit Xhaka much in attacking zones for Switzerland, save for a long-range shot that missed the target until he almost found Widmer with a clipped ball at the back post.

He has been in sensational form for leaders Arsenal this season. A rejuvenated player who plays with unlimited confidence.

He will be crucial to Switzerland’s tournament success, especially if he can reproduce his club form.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

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November 24, 2022 at 5:16 p.m European daylight saving time

Save Top

Choupo-Moting with another big chance.

He robs Akanji of the ball and is through on goal. He has a long way to go and Akanji manages to come back to try and scare him off.

Choupo-Moting still manages to get his shot off, but Sommer is quick down to thwart him.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:12 p.m European daylight saving time

First big chance

Cameroon presents itself with a huge opportunity.

Cameroon tried to play straight and a long pass sends Mbuemo through. His shot is parried and the rebound is then put over the bar by Toko Ekambi with plenty of time.

You should lead.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:09 p.m European daylight saving time

The threat

Cameroon’s current captain Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has scored 11 goals this season and will be crucial to his side’s chances.

At the other end of the square, Xherdan Shaqiri loves the tournament stage. He has been directly involved in 48% of Switzerland’s 23 goals in the last four major tournaments they have been involved in, with eight goals and three assists.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:06 a.m European daylight saving time

Switzerland prevails

So far everything has happened in Cameroon’s half.

Switzerland are unbeaten in their last five opening group stage matches at a World Cup. Their last loss in the first game was in 1966.

There is no pressure either. Only their manager Murat Yakin says his Swiss team is “the best ever” in the country’s history.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent

November 24, 2022 at 5:01 a.m European daylight saving time

Here we go

Switzerland gets the ball rolling.

Both sides play each other for the first time.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones·

Burnley correspondent



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