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World Cup 2022: Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon - Breel Embolo strike secures win

BBC 2 hours ago
Breel Embolo
Breel Embolo has scored six goals in his past 10 appearances for Switzerland

Switzerland's Breel Embolo scored the only goal against Cameroon - the country of his birth - in a hard-fought World Cup Group G opener.

Embolo refused to celebrate when he finished off a slick Swiss attack shortly after half-time.

The Indomitable Lions were unfortunate to lose after an enterprising display at the Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar.

However, with Brazil looming in this group, Embolo's strike secured a valuable three points for Switzerland.

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  1. Squad number1Player nameSommer

  2. Squad number3Player nameWidmer

  3. Squad number5Player nameAkanji

  4. Squad number4Player nameElvedi

  5. Squad number13Player nameRodríguez

  6. Squad number8Player nameFreuler

  7. Squad number10Player nameXhaka

  8. Squad number23Player nameShaqiri

  9. Squad number15Player nameSow

  10. Squad number17Player nameVargas

  11. Squad number7Player nameEmbolo

  1. Squad number9Player nameSeferovic

  2. Squad number18Player nameCömert

  3. Squad number19Player nameOkafor

  4. Squad number20Player nameFrei

  5. Squad number25Player nameRieder

  1. Squad number23Player nameOnana

  2. Squad number19Player nameCollins Fai

  3. Squad number21Player nameCastelletto

  4. Squad number3Player nameNkoulou

  5. Squad number25Player nameTolo

  6. Squad number8Player nameAnguissa

  7. Squad number14Player nameOum Gouet

  8. Squad number18Player nameHongla

  9. Squad number20Player nameMbeumo

  10. Squad number13Player nameChoupo-Moting

  11. Squad number12Player nameToko-Ekambi

  1. Squad number5Player nameOndoua

  2. Squad number6Player nameNgamaleu

  3. Squad number7Player nameNkoudou

  4. Squad number10Player nameAboubakar

Switzerland

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Sommer
  • 3Widmer
  • 5AkanjiBooked at 83mins
  • 4ElvediBooked at 64mins
  • 13Rodríguez Substituted forCömertat 90'minutes
  • 8Freuler
  • 10Xhaka
  • 23Shaqiri Substituted forOkaforat 72'minutes
  • 15Sow Substituted forFreiat 71'minutes
  • 17Vargas Substituted forRiederat 81'minutes
  • 7Embolo Substituted forSeferovicat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Fernandes
  • 6Zakaria
  • 9Seferovic
  • 12Omlin
  • 14Aebischer
  • 16Fassnacht
  • 18Cömert
  • 19Okafor
  • 20Frei
  • 21Kobel
  • 22Schär
  • 24Köhn
  • 25Rieder
  • 26Jashari

Cameroon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 23Onana
  • 19Fai CollinsBooked at 36mins
  • 21Castelletto
  • 3Nkoulou
  • 25Tolo
  • 8Anguissa
  • 14Oum Gouet
  • 18Hongla Substituted forOndouaat 68'minutes
  • 20Mbeumo Substituted forNgamaleuat 81'minutes
  • 13Choupo-Moting Substituted forAboubakarat 74'minutes
  • 12Toko-Ekambi Substituted forNkoudouat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ngapandouetnbu
  • 2Ngom Mbekeli
  • 4Wooh
  • 5Ondoua
  • 6Ngamaleu
  • 7Nkoudou
  • 9Nsame
  • 10Aboubakar
  • 11Bassogog
  • 15Kunde
  • 16Epassy
  • 17Mbaizo
  • 22Ntcham
  • 24Ebosse
  • 26Marou
Referee:
Facundo Tello
Attendance:
39,089
  1. Match ends, Switzerland 1, Cameroon 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Switzerland 1, Cameroon 0.

  3. Manuel Akanji (Switzerland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Foul by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Cameroon).

  5. Corner, Switzerland. Conceded by Jean-Charles Castelletto.

  6. Attempt blocked. Haris Seferovic (Switzerland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabian Rieder with a headed pass.

  7. Corner, Switzerland. Conceded by Nouhou Tolo.

  8. Substitution, Switzerland. Eray Cömert replaces Ricardo Rodríguez.

  9. Foul by Gaël Ondoua (Cameroon).

  10. Fabian Rieder (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Attempt saved. Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Noah Okafor.

  12. Foul by Moumi Ngamaleu (Cameroon).

  13. Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Manuel Akanji (Switzerland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Foul by Manuel Akanji (Switzerland).

  16. Frank Anguissa (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Corner, Switzerland. Conceded by Nicolas Nkoulou.

  18. Substitution, Cameroon. Moumi Ngamaleu replaces Bryan Mbeumo.

  19. Substitution, Switzerland. Fabian Rieder replaces Rubén Vargas.

  20. Foul by Fabian Frei (Switzerland).

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