Yaoundé-born Swiss striker Brielle Embolo scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over his native Cameroon and refused to celebrate in Group G of the FIFA World Cup Finals at the Stade Al Janoub on Thursday.
Embolo received a pass from Xherdan Shaqiri from the right side and hit a powerful ball from close range into the net in the 48th minute, and it seemed as if he wanted to apologize after the rest of the Swiss players ran towards him to celebrate.
Embolo, 25, was born in Yaoundé but grew up in Basel and scored with Switzerland’s first shot on goal.
Cameroon was the better party in the first half, and could have scored through Carl Toko Ekambi, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Martin Hongla, but missed opportunities.
And Switzerland improved a lot in the second half and advanced with the goal of Embolo, and Robin Vargas missed an easy opportunity to add the second goal, had it not been for the intervention of goalkeeper Andre Onana at the right time.
The African teams did not succeed in tasting the taste of victory after Senegal lost to the Netherlands and Tunisia and Morocco tied with Denmark and Croatia.